lab results

23 Aug

yet it seems to me today that:  Miracles are just part of the flow.    The experience on this planet in our little lives has a baseline of programmed events and happenings – Volcanos,  snowfalls, hot days, and dead fish, mosquito bites, fresh fruit, drought, manna,  the holy grail, a vomiting cat…IT is everything.  Today it seems the whole kitincaboodle is a miracle.  The virus is a miracle as is the healing.  The heartbreak and the windfall.

So here is my try at a succinct telling of my miracle yesterday:

I got an email.  My college had higher than expected enrollment, they had some classes above the quota of part-time and I was offered another section.

Not only do I get another class, but this puts me back into the higher pay scale and makes life a go as we meet our expenses for another semester.

I did not ask and they did not tell me how this is suddenly okay despite the new health care reform whatever.  What I do know if that my little family has more time to work out the creative money flow for day to day life.

Again, always again and again, I learn the miracle was also the cutback.  The miracle was also the process of working it out.  The miracle was the trust.  The miracle was the love of friends and family in support of my journey.  The miracle was the contraction and the expansion and everything in between.

in reality – we can zoom out past the small wave forms of our lives and the challenges there and see the wave forms of the seasons, the  yuga cycles, the expansion and contraction of the universe – the multiuniverses in a bubble pattern in a larger stream of expansion and contraction – any snapshot view a separate reality.  If I am going to call a “good” thing a miracle – I also have to see that the “bad” thing is too!  Zoom it all down and find the flickering wave patterns I can barely conceive of below the atoms, the electrons, the quarks and mysterious vibrations we have yet to understand.  Pinging in and out of this world is matter – a slowed down version of energy.  Our world  seems an expression of light and its inverse dark – and nothing is not included in the miracle of that.

I show this video in my Composition class each semester:

This was made way back in 1996.  There are exciting areas to explore both grand and minute in size way beyond this quaint view – yet – still the scale of it all for me needs to be remembered again and again.  I can feel like this little marga life and whether or not she has a house, food, money to provide is all that exists in the infinite multiverses of matter and all its expressions.  A healthy dose of scale is always in order.

madeleine L'Engle

I love the Story I once heard Madeliene L’Engle tell  about her family.  I cannot find it – I’ve been searching, but to the best of my memory she said that when her children were fighting and all their problems seemed so big at home, she would pack them up in the station wagon with blankets late at night and drive to a dark mountain, and they would lay out under the stars.  Their problems would shrink in the beauty and tangible demonstration of the scale of everything.

It is such a wonderful paradox how we can shrink to an insignificant piece while at the same time expand into it all.  We gain it all by shifting the dial on the telescope/microscope –  with a simple little twirl on the perspective dial.

So a miracle in my little world in the form of an extra class to teach – a miracle in the fact that we are made up of the tiniest of vibrations that we don’t even understand – and a miracle in the expansion of universe beyond what we can perceive.  Humbled and Expanded Joy.

This is the short version:)

19 Responses to “lab results”

  1. Kelly Kuhn August 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Congratulations! For all the miracles…

    • marga t. August 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

      I think it makes sense to congratulate you too 🙂 for all the miracles…

  2. prewitt1970 August 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    I’m very happy this happened for you.

    • marga t. August 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      How grateful am I, B, as I put together an extra syllabus for Monday? Sunshine on your face, soothing comfort in walk, and miles and miles of paint sent your way – is it there yet?

      • prewitt1970 August 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

        I’ve been painting all morning, so thank you 🙂

  3. seeingm August 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    🙂 🙂 🙂 ! ! x !


    • seeingm August 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Just finished watching the little clip and much looking forward to a cup of tea and viewing the full version later today.

      There is a standing ovation happening in this moment on this side of the screen as I type. Pinging gratitude, gratitude, gratitude. We are so loved. -xo.M

      • marga t. August 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

        I steeped a cup too and joined you in no time 😉 So grateful to have tools like this for the wide-ranging audience of students who, like me, enjoy the zooming out from the “still” spot of chairs and desks.
        Feeling the ovation, gratitude x 3 and love! and sending it back out.

  4. Alison August 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    I think the world is divided into two kinds of people – those like you and me who know that it’s all a miracle, and those who don’t believe in miracles. Too bad for them 🙂 even though it is miraculous.

    • marga t. August 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

      So nice to be on team miracle 🙂 Having such tangible experiences in the world as has unfolded in the past several days helps me have a place to return to to remember when I forget. some of the empirical evidence that has been gathered feels/is more real and solid than rock! Much love to you and Don!

  5. andelieya 安德洌雅 (official) August 24, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    Great, thought-provoking post, Marga!

  6. lauriesnotes August 24, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Yes! 🙂
    My husband and I keep waiting for things to get “easier.” But we are getting it that things work out – they always work out. I think especially when we are in the flow and trusting. And there is much I don’t understand. And I still get overwhelmed.
    My husband lost his teaching job a few years ago with cutbacks.
    Blessings to you –

    • marga t. August 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

      There is that funny mindset I observe in myself – feeling like it “will” get easier at some point – and then the remembering to see the “easier” is learning to let go and flow through it all. Through this little chapter this week, I have become aware of how many people’s hours have been cut back for the same reasons all around me. I’m not in the boat alone – now I’m starting the sing-along as we row along together 🙂 Always such a pleasure to talk with you, Laurie. Blessings and love sent back!

      • lauriesnotes August 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

        Yes, always a pleasure.. happy to sing along ♡

  7. Ajaytao2010 August 25, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I Nominate you for a Super Bunch of Awards – 30 Nominations
    please choose any 3 awards out of the 30
    accept it and oblige

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    • marga t. August 26, 2013 at 1:26 am #

      Thank you so much for your kindness, Ajay!

      • Ajaytao2010 August 26, 2013 at 3:41 am #

        thank you dear 🙂

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