I vividly recall the precisely stated, tentative words uttered by a young golfing phenom on that warm summer’s day in 1996. It was an historical benchmark struck in golfing legend. This young cat had just launched his professional golfing career after confidently striding along another lush, well groomed fairway and announcing to the world his audacious entrance into the ranks of the PGA Tour. One young cat whose bold, bright stripes seemed to have faded and fallen somewhat since that well staged media launch back then, to now, all these years later. It is now time for me to take a similarly curious leap of faith from my burgeoning writer’s precipice by diving head long into my new found pool of wonderment and uncertainty. This newly realized journey at times has become an inviting deep blue, often contrasting murky whirlpool of alluring and treacherously swirling waters which spawned the question:
“Do I really want to dive into these unchartered waters with their hidden, rocky outcroppings?” Reflection considered, I suppose my mom was right when she commented to me as a kid competing in sports that “You’re a glutton for punishment!”
Moms tend to know their sons pretty well. I fit that uniquely crafted mould without exception. As a kid, I loved the rough and tumble collisions I encountered within the formative designing framework of my youth. In my mind’s reflective eye, the vision I still feel of running bare foot on those many grassy fields and sensing every blade of grass beneath my feet still seems exhilarating and exciting to my senses. This total recall finds me twisting and turning to avoid a defender’s touch. It seems metaphorical in a way as I was always running brave to encounter some lighted path for glory in the hope of winning the adversarial battle to cross some imaginary goal line on our divided childhood field of dreams. These deep, reminiscing instances always bring warm, fond recollections.
With this newly committed adventure abounds other enlightening experiences. I am referencing as well, those continually recurring, familiar brilliant radiant flashes of streaming bright Light. It serves as an illuminated path of pursuit necessary to cast words on the page within my new wonderland of frolicking word sleuths.
Because that former, unrecognized and sequestered writer in me finally surfaced from a deeper space and kept calling this undiscovered stranger to the surface — scratching and clawing its way in pursuit of the truth and finally appeared in my day-to-day existence — I now find myself constantly holding onto that ever inviting, flipping tail of another roaring tiger of sorts and not letting go — not even for an instant! This other big cat that can be found casually strolling about my mountain top reserve of creativity is a highly observant, wise old predator that frequently emerges atop that next highest peak as it comes into view or is found quietly resting within the secluded serenity of some heavenly valley, playfully laying in wait to pounce on me at its most opportune moment. It is difficult to anticipate when and where He will show up next. I’m ever vigilant.
It presents itself as some spiritual musing alien from some great, far away distant Kingdom. It keeps taunting me to hold firmly onto its imaginative tail that continually hypnotizes and mesmerizes my senses. There I sit or stand, held spellbound by watching and listening to its constantly clicking metronome. Tick, tock, tick, tock… This is its ever chanting, embracing call sent in perfect rhythmic time as it moves back and forth — pulling and drawing me ever closer.
I find myself constantly chasing after this wonderfully engaging creature and grasping wildly to embrace its often times fleeting, elusive spirit. This magical entity constantly engages me to follow along with its spontaneous galloping jaunts and then with its insistent gall; further challenges me to hold on even tighter for the ride of my life. Who does this teasing, creative and wise spiritual creature think he is? God?!
From these prompting engaging calls to action I find myself unavoidably steadfast and persistently attached to this overwhelmingly pure Source. It is an immediately recognizable beaming presence spun from an abundantly grand creative entity that I have become committed to follow and intently pursue with extreme dedication — no matter the cost. I risk it all in total obedience to its summons. This is a flashing lightning bolt of infinite energy I am ruthlessly persistent to contain. Miraculously I have somehow been able to capture its essence to Light my way. Its energy can at times be overpowering and impressively difficult to contain — but I do so obediently from its frequent musings and dutifully run head first through each open door that it comes to create. This magical gateway that miraculously appears always leads me to experience more wonderful new life adventures. I have been entirely smitten, bitten, punched, spun and cajoled as I am taken by its enticing attraction. It is ridiculous and ludicrous folly to resist its calming charm. I am helplessly weak to repel its captivating enchanting call, no matter how hard I try. It has ensnared, engulfed and consumed me wholly and completely. It’s simply become heaven… right here on earth!
So now, some of my literary agent acquaintances and friends, along with some of the many fellow scribes I have come to encounter along this newly discovered path and many others too, who have strongly urged me to “get out there” and create a following and platform to launch into the world’s fast-paced social media feeding frenzy — can now rest in the fact that I have officially staked a claim on my little surveyed piece of cyber space in this abundant Universe of infinite possibilities.
Whatever moves me, I will comment about. Whether it be this storyteller that has now surfaced in my life or involves my extensive background in athletics, my fields of prior vocations amid the law enforcement community, sales and marketing, fund raising, construction and to newer vistas showing up on my horizon of growing experiences tied to the entertainment industry, the literary world and other entrepreneurial ventures — you will come to read my comments relating to these and whatever else may surface in my life. It has become quite a walk to remember and spawned — A Beautiful History.
I will speak to my committed faith that grows from a love so great and limitless that no religion on earth could invade or diminish it. I am fully committed to its spiritual presence and the supernatural power that it unleashes and exudes. Its energy is without bounds and infinite as it soars aloft, flowing gracefully within its heavenly element at Light speed. When you come to feel the power from the magnitude of its gentle embrace and hold steadfast to an unwavering and unyielding relationship with its Source, the world that you have always known soon changes. It then becomes a serenely beautiful playground of security for safe passage and a much revered, hallowed ground where you will remain forever.
With it appeared a new vision I have come to realize from gazing through these new pair of shiny, gold rimmed, crystal clear spiritual spectacles. The acuity is piercingly sharp. For me, it was something I had always searched for and hoped to find, but failed to realize. That is until it just showed up unannounced when I opened up that inviting door one day and this cosmic traveler finally placed that magical key in my heart, turned it and released the abundant riches from some ancient, lost and buried — long forgotten, Indiana Jones like treasure. It was then that this precious gift was placed in my waiting hands. It is simply amazing what you will see when you ultimately discover those magical glasses and place them squarely on your face for the very first time!
Those who know me quickly identify that I am about relationships first, above all else. To me, relationships are What Matters Most! Without defined relationships in our lives, we would be some lone island disappearing from view amidst a turbulent sea. That would be unfortunate as no ship nor its crew of inquisitive life seeking sojourners would be lost from the magic of hope to catch a fleeting glimpse of those distant, far away shores. I am a people person through and through. Pushing up people inspires me. I love to interact, learn, grow and glean great joy as an ultimate giver while I intertwine with the human element — especially those who know what it means to live life first, from the inside out. These are like-minded spiritual sojourners and my life’s confidants bound by a supporting axle that continues to carry this grand human wheel that rolls across this worldly expanse we call home. This spinning, tilting, ever evolving pale blue dot — God’s ultimate creation — Earth. So…
I guess, HELLO WORLD!
What a special gift this is to have been invited into your sacred hall of grand, curious enchantment. I am touched that you have allowed this unknown, casual cyber space sojourner to pass through your inviting open door. Thanks for guiding me with a helping hand to cross over its threshold and then kindly ushering me to take a seat at your honored table. Let’s enjoy this wonderful feast together as new friends shall we? Then let’s see what shows up during our shared discussion!
Thanks for being that engaging and curiously inquisitive “unsuspecting” stranger — a caring and receptive host that so graciously allowed me presence within your revered sphere of worldly influence. I so hope to see you standing on that enchanting precipice of enlightening discovery the next time I climb to those lofty heights and then take that curious dive into my new found pool of wonderment and uncertainty.
Blessings to you all!!