My soul cape…mmm…what would it be? Would it be heavy as earth with the accumulation of so many life memories or light as air with memories that lift me and inspire me? Perhaps flowing like water as one memory blends into another like a great majestic river? Or the bursting warmth of fire from the emotions that range over time? So many possible ways of looking at it.
And I realize that I don’t look as if I wear a soul cape at all, or any other kind of cape. I look like any other overweight middle-aged or crone woman with a variety of ailments: increasing knee problems, a quick-to-ache back whether from gardening or walking, a lack of energy to build houses or run with grandchildren, a person who would prefer to be at home reading or writing while looking out window at garden and tomatoes growing as clouds drift by. A quick glance will not reveal anything of interest to anyone passing by. A longer observation, particularly at a hospice talk or training or an engaging in-depth conversation, will reveal an intense passion for and about hospice and any of its related topics including its benefits, philosophy and services, as well as passion in processing one’s growth and spiritual transformation, and of delighting in the differences as we all travel, together yet apart.
Then I realize that I carry my soul cape around with me at all times, aware of it even as I am aware of the soul capes of others. It is my aura and the auras of others that shows how much of us is heavy and dragged down, or is flowing smoothly, vibrant and alive, free floating, ascending and transforming. Our auras tell the real story of who we are and where we are. Our actions, thoughts, and emotions change the story our auras tell, from moment to moment. Each action, thought and emotion is the down-payment for our overall soul cape. Things happen to us, but our attitude about those things creates our soul cape. On-going and ever-changing but overall – beautiful – each and every one!
What soul cape are we creating today?