Many spiritual insights have come to me through the years as I have walked in my favorite places. One such place where I walked several times a week was the cranberry bog at the foot of our street where we lived on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. I have always been blessed to live near beautiful scenic areas to walk.

Since walking is one of my favorite things to do, I have had plenty of opportunities to receive many messages and insights. On a walk many years ago, I saw a crow flying overhead with a baby bird in its beak. Heartbroken and angry, I cried out to God, “Why is it this way?” I heard, “Because I am the baby bird and I am the crow.” This has been a difficult one for me to accept, and yet at the same time, I know it to be true. The Spirit of the Divine, God, the Source of all that is, lives in and as everything.

I read somewhere, “There is no spot where God is not.” Remembering this gives me comfort and peace of mind in the face of everything that is going on in the world today. I trust there is a higher plan that I can’t see right now, which is evolving under all the opportunities and challenges.

My mission is to maintain the high watch in the midst of everything that is occurring, to not get sidetracked into judgment, to keep an open mind and heart, and to be humble, so that I may see clearly the Truth that all things work together for good in the end.

For me, I am learning that humility comes in the form of my being receptive to all experiences, without judging them, so I can continually see the connection, the Oneness, in everything.