There is a theory -- I guess you could call it the Big Bang Theory -- that all of the atoms that go to make up our corporal bodies were present at the moment of the Big Bang. In that regard, we are all closely connected; and since energy cannot be created or destroyed, we are all made from star dust and we will return to star dust. Are we connected in other ways too? Are we all one entity? I sometimes wonder about this, because there are times when I am able to "tune in" to the universe in ways that I don't understand. I don't try to do it, it just happens, and I don't question it when it does. Out of nowhere a premonition, or a feeling of intuition -- a sixth sense -- will almost overwhelm me and I know for certain that it will happen.
Today at exactly 11:30 a.m. I had an acute and overwhelming feeling that I was going to watch a man die today. All I could think was, "No, no, no, no, I don't want to see that..."
At exactly 4:30 p.m. today I watched a man die. I thought, "If I knew his name, I would say a prayer for him." I said one anyway.
Whoever that man was, his energy has gone back to the universe -- back to God, if you will. The people who love him will be devastated because he is gone from their lives. But he is not really gone, is he? What is the force of energy that divides living things from non-living? Some folks believe life force is a spiritual energy, others believe the line between living things and non-living is not so clearly defined. I am beginning to believe we are all connected -- anything made up of matter or energy. And we all have the ability to tap into this energy. I seem to be able to do it without even trying.
I never knew that man, and I had never seen him before today, but I knew what was about to happen to him. And I wish him God speed...
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee. ~~~ John Donne