© 2018 Bob Romero – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore newsletter March 2018
by Bob Romero
One of our assignments in a course titled “The Triple Flame – Focus On Love” was an empathy exercise, which was to choose a simple object like a pen, and link with it. I have learned in my spiritual enrichment classes that all objects are alive, and are vibrating energies. So the goal was to see the world through its eyes. I looked at the pen that I had, and wondered what could this simple object tell me. It did not have the stature of a fine pen like a Montblanc, and was very plain. It was an ordinary ballpoint pen given to me from a software vendor. The wording on the side had worn off, but it still functioned perfectly. I expected to hear about its qualities as a writing instrument and how dependable it has been. I wasn’t expecting much, but I remembered the words from Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor in the “Superman” movie when he said, “Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.”
So I sat down and began to write. “Well” the pen said, ”even though my scope is limited in that I’m only used to write, you have brought me to your spiritual classes for the last two years. You use me to write key words on the notes that are handed out, which help you get the point, and understand the material. These classes are about the secrets of the universe, and about Spirit. This is a great honor that you have given me, to write about this material. I am also in the room for the meditations that are sometimes done in class, and the meditations after class. So I’m charged with Divine energy, and while I may soon run out of ink, and you will throw me away, this has been a good union, and I thank you for it”.
I was very impressed, and thanked the pen for its valuable insights, and moved on to the second exercise. It was a repeat of the first exercise with a more complex object like a watch, phone, or jewelry. I looked down at my watch and couldn’t wait to find out what it had to say. This watch is about 12 years old and I had been thinking about replacing it.
However, for the same functionality, it would now cost me double the original cost. It is a Casio watch that’s built to withstand lots of punishment, is solar powered so that I never have to replace the batteries, has big bold numbers that I can easily see, and has an alarm, stopwatch, and light, so that I can see the time in the dark. It receives frequencies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) so that’s it’s always accurate to within a second. The band had just broken a few months ago, and it was pretty hard to finally find a new one. I was feeling a little guilty, because I was thinking of getting a new watch, but I wanted to hear what the watch had to say.
“Well” the watch said, “ I have been with you every waking moment of your life for the last 12 years. I have been with you through all of the good times, and the tough times. I have been there all the times that you’ve laughed, and all the times that you cried. I was there for all of your achievements and successes at work. I was there for all of your good rounds of golf, and all of your bad rounds of golf, but they were all fun. I have been with you in all of your Yoga classes that help you stretch both your body and your mind.
I was there for all of the holiday celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. I was there when you told your wife that you loved her, and when you replied ‘Yes, Dear’ to her. I was there at Christmas when your son asked you to be his best man at his wedding, and then I was there at the wedding when you gave a toast to your son and daughter-in-law, whom you both greatly love and respect. I was there when your granddaughter was born, and I got to touch her when you held there for the first time. I get to do that every time you hold this precious little angel.
I was there when you gave the acceptance speech for your father into the Trinidad State Junior College Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame. I was there everyday when you visited your mom in the nursing home and saw the delight in her eyes, and in yours, when you saw each other. I was there when she breathed her last breath as you held her, and when you said the eulogy at her funeral.
I was there when you went to the hospital from fainting with Atrial Fibrillation, and then recovered. I was also there when you received the healing Reiki energy that made you feel better both physically and spiritually. I’m with you on all of your walks in the bright sunshine at Wash Park that charges your batteries and mine.
I’m there every Sunday in church when you hear your pastor’s homilies, which resonate with you as they are about the true teachings of Christ, and not about church doctrine and dogma.
And I have been with you in all of the classes that you’ve taken on the path to enlightenment and on esoteric science. I thank you for being able to be there to be there for the Divine wisdom and energy that you have received through these classes and meditations. You may discard me for a new model, but it’s been a good ride and I thank you for allowing me to watch all of this, and having our time together. I thanked my watch for its perspective, and all of the memories that we shared.
The readers may think that I thought all of this up in order to do the exercises, but the fact of the matter is, that these thoughts came to me only after I started to write, and imagined what these objects saw with their own eyes. These exercises have taught me that these objects are vibrating with Divine energy, and that the materials that were used to make them, are also God’s creations. So God is indeed everywhere, and is in all things. Therefore we need to treat all things with respect and gratitude.
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.