Sea Shells and the Winds of Change

New Year visitors to the coast were noticeably absent from the streets – possibly melting in a corner somewhere, or indoors making use of the air conditioning systems. The red and yellow surf life-saving club flags were indicating no lifeguards on duty. The beaches were closed. The days before this one had been blisteringly hot with high oven-heat temperature and winds increasing – at times gusting to almost cyclonic conditions – blowing all that was not tied down across the streets and along the nearby foreshore. The tropical low system came in from the north, impacting much in its path.

The inclination was to stay indoors during the latter part of the day and wait until the winds had abated. What wisdom were these winds endeavouring to impart to us, perhaps to be heard by the ears of the heart. Surely there must be a reason, a true purpose for us all to be aware of. Later that day watching from my balcony, one could occasionally see the effects of swirling debris being carried in a cyclical motion, ever-expanding movements upwards until finally dissipating, causing mischief, mayhem and fraught with potential bodily harm to any unsuspecting person out on the streets.

An earlier choice that morning to venture out for a moment saw me as the recipient of a heavy and multi-barbed pine frond stabbing me in the big toe of my left foot that drew blood – and I wondered at that. Was there something for me to ‘read’ from that supposedly little ‘incidental accident,’ something for me to understand from a deeper level perhaps – apart from the obvious decision to return indoors?

It was as though the winds were orchestrating a clearing of my mind, a cleansing and a discarding of the flotsam gathered over time that had been filed away… perhaps for a thousand lives. These windy conditions were reminiscent of the Australia Day weekend a few years earlier when we moved into this apartment more than 20 stories up. As we unpacked our boxes of household items we experienced the high-rise apartment block actually moving as we watched in wonder as debris flailed and swirled around the building: so interesting to see the possibility of confirming the new and discarding of the old, making way for another step along the path of return home.

Could it be that my Soul deemed it an opportunity at this time to bring to the fore held and past memories, behaviours, patterns or experiences that I carried with me into this incarnation? Is it possible to conceive of the idea that perhaps on my arrival this time around, I brought with me a package in the form of energetic residue simply to be discarded at a later time? Why?

What was the energy behind these natural weather events endeavouring to share with humanity? Could there be a higher purpose that was yet to unfold? Are we born to this earth plane with a set of blueprints so to speak, from a previous time? The questions beckon – how did I pass over last time? Had I cleared my hurts for example, did I serve until my last breath or did I experience that last life as insular and self-absorbed, in separation to who I truly am at my divine core, and perhaps choosing a life of ‘individuality’? The winds seem to be stirring something from within.

Surely recent weather patterns are telling us something we ought to have a deeper awareness of, and perhaps the more recent phenomenal night sky lightning events are clearing the way for the joy and freedom of feeling the stillness within once again. Indeed, could these magnificent nightscapes be indicating potentially a ‘lightening’ of our way, if we would but recognise the choice?

I am learning little by little to explore the possibility of another way of viewing Truth, another way of living. Could it be that the Truth is there within us all, already in our inner hearts and as I am also now finding, within the Religion known as The Way of The Livingness?

The beautiful and gentle Esoteric Modalities, such as Connective Tissue Therapy, Sacred Esoteric Healing, Chakra Puncture and so much more that I have experienced during these past years have all played a part in my discarding some of the energetic debris and configurations left by past wayward choices –– and my appreciation for the Gentle Breath Meditation™ as shared by Serge Benhayon is endless.

Entering my later seventies and embracing this process of ‘the joy of ageing,’ it seems that ‘musing’ is often present. I wonder is it now time for me to understand the symbolism of different aspects of these various and extreme weather conditions that are being experienced globally? Is it possible that the offering this time around in this the New Era, via the tool of the Science of Symbolism, has been made available for humanity by this very wise man, Serge Benhayon? I appreciate immensely the platform of Universal Medicine presentations that provide us with the opportunity to experience opening to the deepening of our awareness.

Could it be that this ageless wisdom may re-awaken and enable us to more easily access the innate knowingness of all things being connected… and that our emotions, our patterns, behaviours, ideals and beliefs actually have an influence universally as shown to us through the true symbolism of the world’s weather patterns – from earthquakes beneath the oceans to deep snow events, from wild fires to flooding? And so my musings continue.

The following morning after this particular storm the beaches were closed for swimming or water activities once again, but it was a glorious opportunity for a beach walk of a kilometre or so along the high tide mark, breathing in the magic of the rising sun, huge, round and deep orange from the dust still suspended in the air from the day before. The tide was on its way back in – coupled with and magnified by the roar of a majestic ocean barrelling in with white foaming crests – endless rows of gargantuan waves falling in on top of one another, each close on the heel of the previous one.

The power of the ocean had me reflecting on my seemingly minuscule physical human presence and I began to ponder on my own sense of self as a reflection of all that is in the universe, contemplating my own understanding of the truth of our being-ness, our connection to the stars, our essence, our divine core – and where does all this fit with these tree-stripping winds of yesterday.

Could it be that at our centre we are of the stuff of the universe, the oceans and all of the geology of the lands? Are we indeed made up of the particles of it all? Is it possible that passing through us, the fabric of our humanity is the space that comprises God’s all-encompassing Love? One ponders many things while walking along an almost ravaged seashore, being aware of not standing on the myriad of sharp edged broken shells. These shells have travelled far, and were left behind from the reefs having been denuded from anything that was not strongly connected to its foundation. It seems to be a metaphor for life really: are we, am I, “strongly connected to my true foundation”?

Stepping through the small mounds of sea grass and shards of kelp fronds, some with their now flimsy root system still attached, was as if I was exploring a treasure trail, finding large broken pieces of ‘baler’ shells, scallop fans, and pieces of very large shells that age reflected the lustre and luminescence of years of being smoothed by a tousled sea bed and the salty water.

Walking forward gently with purpose, I was in awe of the fact that the very sand that I was walking upon was made up of millions of these shells ground down and now supporting my every footstep. Not a whole shell was in sight that morning. As I bent to pick up a large central and solid portion of an Australian East Coast Melo Amphora Baler Shell, I allowed my fingers to feel the delicateness, and smoothness, fascinated by the lustre and patterning.

As I continued to walk my walk on the firm sand, marvelling at the sound, majesty and the unfathomable volume of the waves, I was reflecting on a time aboard a cruise liner when all passengers were confined to the interior of the ship for 4 days. Sipping tea in the cafe on Deck 5, sitting by the large window we were occasionally seeing beneath the ocean surface. We were crossing the Bering Sea from Kodiak, Aleutian Islands in far Alaska across the ocean on our way to our new port of Vladivostok, experiencing the awesomeness of the 20 metre plus waves, and now remembering the choice that we had made on booking our cabin to be close to the centre of the ship, the fulcrum point and not on the oscillating bow or aft areas.

I am learning on so many fronts that making the choice of being close to the centre, the core, connecting to our own core, our heart centre in every breath, can prepare us more lovingly to offset any effects of ‘battering’ that may suddenly erupt.

Contemplating on how this day’s beach walk seemed to share a moment of revelation, feeling how it can appear externally that we may be supposedly beaten and battered by the very life that we have lived or are living but on reflection, with clearing and healing, now feeling these supposed trials are often a result of past choices and movements that we have made. Pondering on the awareness that at our very core, in our inner heart, we are not battered and beaten, there is not concern, despondency, self-doubt or unworthiness, but absolutely a knowing there is only connection to Love… solid, consistent, an immovable foundation.

As shared at some of the Universal Medicine presentations, it would appear that these emotions, many of which I have experienced, and that we may recognise as unworthiness, self-doubt, despondency etc. have unwittingly been choices made that now seem to be nothing short of a dishonouring of who we truly are at our heart centre. Just as I was contemplating this, in front of my feet was the most beautiful core of a large shell – spiral in divine design, strong, beautiful, and smooth to the touch.

Feeling and understanding in that moment that at our core, in my own essence, which is not separate from the one-ness of the entirety of the universe, I sensed a reflection of the true beauty of who we are, who I truly am. Pondering on this revelation, there in the sand was exposed yet another core of a similar shell – seemingly to affirm my gentle musings. It felt so clear that in answer to my contemplating during this morning’s walk, truly feeling the Magic and Song of God, confirmation was offered in a handful of these beautiful spiralling cores of what were whole shells not so long ago with a living creature residing harmoniously in their underwater environment.

On reflecting on the beautiful form of the anti-clockwise coiling movement of these shell cores, I was reminded of an image that was shown to me recently that portrayed a magnificent spiral staircase – the work of which was attributed to the skill and master-craftsmanship of Leonardo Da Vinci. I felt the inspiration of the spiral effect, as though we were being invited deeper within to a place of surrender and stillness that surpasses any human experience, in one-ness with God once again.

I am finding endless wealth, an abundance of true riches in the stillness of who we truly are, when the choice is made to be aware of our multi-dimensionality and our connection to the all, even in what some may see as incidental things such as seashells and the winds of change.

By Roberta B. Himing, Student of Life, Gold Coast, Australia

Further Reading:
Life’s Beachcomber
My Fridge – The Love Gauge
The Beholding Love of Symbolism

318 thoughts on “Sea Shells and the Winds of Change

  1. I love re-reading this blog. In it you express the wonder of the universe and the love within; the grandness that is always calling us to return. We may try to distract ourselves to no end, but when we pause to feel and consider the more that we are a part of, we can feel the huge rhythms that are in play to support us at all times.

  2. It is so true that at the centre of our inner heart there is deep stillness and everything else that is not that is what has entered not from us but…I deeply appreciate these moments knowing I am a deeply sensitive person who has hurts and I’m willing to look at these hurts and the falseness I have accepted as Truth, it is a deeply humbling process to unravel the human to reveal the shining being.

  3. “Are we born to this earth plane with a set of blueprints so to speak, from a previous time?” I love your musings and ponderings, because it is through this we deepen our understanding of life, and begin to make the necessary changes to support us in our evolution as we move from one life to the next.

  4. I love how the weather supports us, for example when it rains it always feels so good in the body and an opportunity to pause and feel how we are going in ourselves.

  5. ‘I am finding endless wealth, an abundance of true riches in the stillness of who we truly are,’ This is gold Roberta, there is nothing to chase in life when we connect to our stillness, for it graces us with everything we ever truly need.

  6. I feel to express the appreciation in my heart for the beautiful and reflective comments that have been added to this blog. Since presenting “Sea Shells…” I have experienced a knee replacement surgery with all the anaesthetics, extreme pain during the recovery stage, the associated opiate type drugs for relief and a feeling of disconnectedness from all that was true for some weeks. The comments are being instrumental in gently returning me to a place of some sense of confidence, depth and stillness once again as the journey of being a student of life continues.

  7. What a magical reflection nature is. I particularly like the part about feeling like we are battered and beaten up by life as a result of our choices and yet within our core is stillness.

  8. It seems that the weather this year so far has become louder and more obvious in its expression, be it rain, storm, wind or sunshine… It feels like the intensity of its clearing effect has turned up a notch.

  9. If there is anything I have learnt over the last couple of years it is that EVERY little detail and event matters in some way, shape or form.

  10. Ah I love this blog and came back to it today as it’s been so sunny for such a long spell in the UK but today it was rainy and windsome 😉 I lay in bed wondering what’s being cleared away the day after the blood moon. There was much for me that was coming up to be let go of and I was more aware of cycles and the blessings they bring for our next steps.

  11. Yes, I too am learning to love and honour and by doing so making a choice to connect to me, my essence that no doubt supports me when I find myself in challenging moments. There is no end to developing this connection, a foundation I am building to hold me steady as a woman in the world.

  12. What if life isn’t an ordeal to be endured, but a constant stream of events delivered to help us evolve and renounce? Change your view and you might find the world changes with you.

  13. When I connect with the spiral shape of the shell, I get to feel the movement of surrender and it is more than just a concept or idea.

  14. So true Roberta…”… could these magnificent nightscapes be indicating potentially a ‘lightening’ of our way, if we would but recognise the choice?” We always have a choice… to lighten our way or remain in the dark.

  15. I love to be on the sand with the sun and preferably with fire. Those ingredients of nature are bringing me back to a marker of lives lived in which I was deeply connected.

  16. Our multidimensionality, the Universe and our Soul are forever communicating the most exquisite messages to guide our return to living the glorious fullness of who we are. We just need to be open to observe and allow the deepening awareness.

  17. I love the magic of being presented with a confirmation of our connection, just as you had in the appearance of the spirally cores of sea shell. This can inspire us to continue in our appreciation and ever expanding awareness.

  18. Thank you Roberta for an inspiring blog that takes me deeper in awe of all that is constantly being communicated . In learning to live in the multidimisionafty of life there is so much to be aware of with the many intermingled spherical connections that connect us to the universe as we learn to expand with it and try not hold onto our limited versions

  19. I love the example you provide in this blog of observing what goes on around us, reflecting on the meaning and relevance to your life of what is being reflected, with an awareness that there is so much more to life, to us and to the energetic dynamics at play than meets the eye.

  20. The way you describe the weather captures the feeling and sense we receive, that there is more going on around us than meets the eye. Weather patterns, cloud formations, winds, rain, thunder, lightning storms are vivid visual displays of the world of energy we live in.

  21. When we are in our stillness and surrendered to our grandness, all in this world is seen as the matrix it is. A matrix of endless offerings where everything is everything, and nothing and nothing.

  22. So, as much as I appreciate the wonders of nature and the power of reflection, it is also important to stay present in the world and to be accessibly relatable, to be a part of life, of society and to contribute in full. Otherwise we are just musing through the pleasures of what our heads can produce without the wisdom of knowing that life is difficult and so we need everyone present and awake to be able to handle the great task of bringing everyone back together again after so many centuries of war, hatred, and violence.

  23. When we reduce our vision and understanding to what is immediately in front of us, we can also ignore our responsibility as a vital part of the whole.

  24. I remember as a child being told that our bodies contain the same particles and atoms that lived and breathed in the dinosaurs too, this was mind blowing enough but the relationship we all have with the universe is so much more than that, physically and energetically too.

  25. This article invites us to go deeper within, to the place of stillness, and then to feel and know from here that we are part of a much grander plan – the Universe.

  26. If you come from Northern Europe like me then the idea of things being closed because it is too hot sounds quite strange even though it is quite common here in Australia.

  27. “Could it be that at our centre we are of the stuff of the universe, the oceans and all of the geology of the lands?” Not only could it be, but I love that it is.

  28. “I am learning on so many fronts that making the choice of being close to the centre, the core, connecting to our own core, our heart centre in every breath, can prepare us more lovingly to offset any effects of ‘battering’ that may suddenly erupt.” Our core is so solid it is unfathomable as to why we choose to move from its centre, which is love. What is so attractive that we choose the ‘batterings’? Is individuality so great that it is worth the price of separation from that love?

  29. The shapes of nature leave no doubt that there is much more to life and our existence than meets the eye.

    1. I love how nature is a perfect reminder when we need it, that we are a part of a stupendousness far grander than the self-created limitations we have reduced our lives into.

  30. As I understanding it there is an amazing mathematics to the beautiful spiral shape within a shell that you describe as reminding you of Leonardo’s staircase. This reminds me that these things are in fact an exact science and all part of a stupendous universal law.

  31. Life can be magical or mundane it’s up to us to see what we want to see. Both are always presented.

    1. Yes, we can even see life as absolutely dreadful should we be so inclined and it is quite possible for three people next to each other having all three experiences. We can be very powerful in our interpretation and creation of our own reality.

  32. “Could it be that the Truth is there within us all, already in our inner hearts and as I am also now finding, within the Religion known as The Way of The Livingness?” Good question Roberta. Until I came to attend Universal Medicine presentations I hadn’t given this serious thought. I had so many questions but not one person or spiritual teacher could answer them to my satisfaction. Enter the Way of the Livingness and Serge Benhayon which and who have made sense of everything.

  33. Whatever the weather patterns, there is always something for us to reflect on and see, as we are so linked and part of the cycles of life, the universe and the all in a oneness we can hardly fathom, but know deeply inside us all.

  34. “I am finding endless wealth, an abundance of true riches in the stillness of who we truly are, when the choice is made to be aware of our multi-dimensionality and our connection to the all, even in what some may see as incidental things such as seashells and the winds of change.” So beautiful and so lovely to walk with you this morning and share the stillness and magical constellations presented here from God.

  35. It is beautiful to hold onto the stillness within us, whatever the weather patterns, wherever we are, whatever we are doing. The Universe gives us a reflection of how we are living and in our wisdom we can read the effects of our actions.

  36. More than the particles, is to consider the space between those particles which is all the one space, the vastness and one continuum. Thank you for showing how all that can be inspired from holding an empty sea shell.

  37. “Could it be that at our centre we are of the stuff of the universe, the oceans and all of the geology of the lands? Are we indeed made up of the particles of it all?” I sometimes ponder on the fact that there are particles in our bodies today that were part of the dinosaurs, and when you take that out to space and the universe too, our particles may have come from very far indeed, and all in the one huge universe.

  38. ‘I am learning on so many fronts that making the choice of being close to the centre, the core, connecting to our own core, our heart centre in every breath, can prepare us more lovingly to offset any effects of ‘battering’ that may suddenly erupt.’ And to feel that the consistency that we can build as we return with greater frequency to our core is something beautiful to behold and expand as we feel the power of the cycles forever holding us.

  39. The debris that we hold from living a life that is not us, needs to be healed when we return to our original state of being. The Universal Medicine modalities are of great support in that and because of that quality they come with are a blessing that is brought to us that is beyond measure.

  40. Stillness has the power to restore universal order, the order that is fought by the human being in its striving to create a life in disconnection to this.

  41. I love the way you describe the ‘ears of the heart’ here and how our heart is able to read life and nature on another level of wisdom that our other five senses are unable to fathom.

    1. Indeed Andrew, while it is unfathomable for our mind, fact is that we all have that inner heart that is connected to the Ageless Wisdom, we only have to learn to listen to it.

  42. ‘I felt the inspiration of the spiral effect, as though we were being invited deeper within to a place of surrender and stillness that surpasses any human experience, in one-ness with God once again.’ These words so clearly and exquisitely express the call to return that is deep within us all at our core.

  43. Your insights into our weather patterns are so beautifully shared Roberta – they offer us all an opportunity to deepen our relationship with the world around us – and to understand our overall connection to the Universe and to take command of our lives.

  44. Today I picked up a small shell where I could see the spirals and I remembered this blog and felt the universe encapsulated in just that one small, broken shell and thought how there is nothing that is ever separate from God or doesn’t hold in their nature the beauty and belonging to the universe.

      1. We prefer to be ignorant and in that we narrow our vision to just this physical life.

    1. A beautiful reminder Karin. We are constantly being shown that we are never seperate from God – whether we choose to read the refelctions we are being offered or not is the key.

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