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

350 thoughts on “Sea Shells and the Winds of Change

  1. “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. ” Wow what a clearing. Sometimes our patterns feel so ingrained and so old. The ‘winds of change’ do not have this title and reputation for nothing!

  2. Nature is an amazing power, and whilst we often think of ourselves as great and more powerful, we are in truth only a part of its cycle.

  3. We are so much more than just one tiny human being in the universe…we are part of the All, connected to the All, and responsible for the All.

  4. Nature can be such a great reflection for us. Yet so often we fight it. We all generally love the sun in the UK and want to be out and bask in it. Yet in winter rather than embracing the opportunity to deepen our connection with ourselves and others we either hibernate or go to the excess of being out late. We are under so many different cycles and rhythms nature offers us an opportunity to be more in tune with ourselves reminding us that we are far more than purely physical human beings.

  5. When you see a baby in a warm wind you can often get a glimpse of them basking in the breeze on their face as if somewhere inside them they know that the breeze is cleansing them and has an ancient purpose. Beautiful to watch.

  6. Nature consistency and time shows us that agelessness is an every evolving opportunity and the expansion is open to us all. “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”

  7. “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” – just beautiful Roberta, and so true.

  8. There absolutely is “endless wealth, an abundance of true riches” in connection – with ourselves and with other people… And there are billions of people to connect with in the world!

  9. This blog reminds me of how much I have loved the science of symbology series presented by Serge Benhayon. It reminds me to see that there is energy behind everything, including the weather.

  10. “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?” – It makes absolute sense to me that we carry a momentum through from the way we have lived before, both loving and non-loving and we have the opportunity always to discard what does not truly belong to who we are and equally embrace and live more of the love in our essence.

  11. I’m seeing how the shells become the sand and feeling there is a cycle on this earth that keeps repeating, a recycling of sorts. I used to feel quite trapped by this and wanted to escape but now I feel each day offers us the opportunity to let go of old patterns.

    Reading this I can feel that through what happens each day – the weather, the science of symbolism- I can fully commit to being present on this earth and be in connection with the fact there is way more to life than what meets the eye.

  12. ‘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…’ I have found too that there is no other way in dealing with my old patterns, behaviours and unwise past choices. The Esoteric Modalities are truly remarkable.

  13. “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.” The wisdom that we can find if we let ourselves truly see what’s being communicated to us by nature is awe-inspiring. A beautiful sharing, thank you Roberta.

  14. What a beautiful understanding of the winds of change and all it offers us in our evolution back to who we really are and what we are here to learn with the ancient wisdom, nature cycles and the universe teaching us all the time and we just have to be aware and it is all there.

  15. ‘ …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.’ Powerfully said and a great reminder, Roberta.

  16. I have always love sea shells and walking along a beach looking at the natural things the tide washes up on the shore, and walking on the virgin sand washed clean by the waves. As a child I could do that for hours and hours. Such a joy.

  17. Roberta, you draw it all together so that we may feel the connectedness of everything and our own tiny but unique spark being part of the All. Your article is one seamless flow encapsulating the whole grandness of “the Song of God”. I love the feeling of that, the pulse of the universe which breathed us forth, and our connectedness through the pulse of our own breath, and the harmony of the spheres. From the tiniest grain of sand to the immensity of all the constellations and galaxies, we are all One.

  18. How often do we react to the weather? Its either too hot, too cold, rainy, windy… something ‘wrong’ with it, when in fact it is perfect for what we need to learn about ourselves at that time. Nature is supporting all of us, all of the time.

    1. Yes! I notice I can moan about the weather, especially when it’s cold but actually there’s always a reason as to why it is as it is as it responds to how we are living. Being in connection with this gives me a great appreciation to how much we are loved and are called to be love when we are wayward – even when it’s weather that has catastrophic results.

  19. It is fascinating to observe how nature discards the old and re-news, preparing for the next… lessons we could all utilise in our steps on “… the path of return home.”

  20. If we consider that we essentially live in a sea of energy and everyone of us is emanating ripples it isn’t so far fetched to consider how our moods/ emotional reactions or state of being could be affecting the world on a wider scale and not just be confined within us…

  21. We have made ourselves far too numb to feeling our relationship with and the significance of the reflections offered to us in life. It would turn our world around if we just started to actually observe, reflect and talk in the manner this blog inspires.

  22. Today in the UK we have a heat wave and an unusually big fire in the heathlands – your kind of weather perhaps – and a keen reminder of all the ways our weather and nature generally offers reflections and corrections for humanity on a daily basis.

  23. A most enjoyable read thank you Roberta, and a great reminder to take the time to smell the roses as we go, or in this case, pick up shells, another thing I really love to do. Today I picked up a tiny yet perfect fir cone and marveled at the universal geometry and beauty it reflected to me of how we all come from God.

  24. There are plenty of people who talk about global warming blaming this or that but as a whole race of beings we are not taking full responsibility for the mess we are making on this planet of ours, each one of us as individuals and all of us collectively as a one brotherhood.

  25. Until we reconnect as the spark of God that we innately are we will not know truth nor will we often be able to express truth.

  26. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful invitation to explore our multi-dimensionality. The more we re-connect to our divine essence the more that we become aware of how we are all connected and the impact that we have on the All.

  27. If we were to stop and really consider that the way we collectively live has a ripple effect on our weather patterns, we would have to accept how powerful we are and how much responsibility each of us has.

  28. I love how nature reminds us that there is a much bigger power at play in our lives than we really want to admit. I often feel that if humanity is getting to big for our boots, then Mother Nature expresses her power and hence calls us back to our humility, tenderness and inner wisdom.

  29. Beautiful and inspiring to bring a deeper awareness and understanding to what goes on around us, to all that is reflected to us… there is always a reason as to why things happen and we see what we see.

  30. There is nothing like a storm to clear the air so to speak, wash away the debris of life and start afresh.

  31. When we realise that every moment counts, it can feel a little overwhelming but the magic of it is that it brings such joy to realise there is nothing special needed to be done, it is so simple in every normal moment.

  32. Truly beautiful to read. I agree we are all connected and returning to a lived wisdom that we know and I love your exploration of what is in your life experience and environment to reflect upon.

  33. It is incredible how much of the splendour and awe of the Universe we have reduced to a fraction according to what we have been willing to see and how we have been treating it all as a mundane, boring and sometimes even an inconvenient factor of life which we simply dismiss.
    Thank you for the re-awakening questions and invitation to re-connect.

    1. Yes, Golnaz. With a shift in perspective, those things we find inconvenient are the keys to greater awareness. With this greater awareness, I no longer get caught up in ‘the inconvenience’ but see each situation as an offering for evolution. With repetitive tasks, I deepen my relationship with them by deepening my quality – I haven’t been bored in years!

      1. Ahh the gorgeousness of great wisdom lived and embodied. And even the ‘mundane’ or the ‘inconvenient’ in life becomes magical. Music to my heart.
        This is an awareness to be shared far and wide.

      2. Yesterday my car broke down – the radiator of the car needed replacing. Once upon a time I would have got stressed and huffed and puffed a bit about the situation, having to call out the AA etc. I also had to miss out on some work I had really wanted to do, but instead I took it all calmly, asking myself what this was reflecting to me and what was in the situation for me to learn from. Whilst I could have said it was inconvenient to have broken down at that point I simply accepted the sitation and got on with what needed to be done. This perspective takes the stress out of life!

  34. I love how you share, that nothing is random and that life constellates around us all the time – to bring us more understanding of who we are and to guide us back to our inner-essence.

    1. In the future we will come to realise that words like, random, chance and luck don’t truly exist. The Universe is an elaborate matrix of intricate order, there is no-thing haphazard about it at all.

  35. Life is a constant stream of discarding as we let go of beliefs and ideals that no longer serve us. Like clearing clutter out of a drawer to make space, we are doing the same in our lives.

  36. When withering a storm, being in the centre is paramount, whether onboard a ship or in our innermost core that nothing can ever touch.

  37. It’s beautiful what you’ve shared about how the fabric of our humanity is made up of the same material as the universe; we are part of something much grander than we realise, and bigger than just what we can see in physicality, and the intelligence we have access to is literally out of this world.

  38. Being aware that there is a bigger picture to all that happens both within and around us brings more clarity and greater understanding as to why and how certain events play out in our life. It is indeed a true blessing to have this awareness.

  39. It is so hard for humanity to step out of the consciousness we are or rather have chosen to be enslaved by a consciousness which allows us only understanding and knowledge of what can be seen and registered by the five senses ignoring the truth that we, in fact, have six senses. The ability to feel is the sixth. When we start to reawaken to the fact that we can feel and always could feel, we can start to become aware that there is another all-encompassing consciousness that we can choose instead.

  40. “The winds seem to be stirring something from within.” How amazing, and how wonderful to have this time of contemplation and allow the discarding of outdated patterns. Perfect weather for this!

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