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A day in the life of a 2012 mom

August 12, 2012

I was all set to see the Perseid meteor shower tonight. 100 shooting stars per hour promised by NASA, which of course, can only report the show – not plan or organize it! But the clouds willed otherwise for much of the night.

It’s been quite an amazing day, but in other ways, a usual day for a mom in 2012. After some exciting family events, picking up my daughter from a school event, then a niece visiting from India, cooking and the usual, I drove off to a downtown park for my first Flash Mob organized by MedMob. Group meditations are incredibly powerful, and have a special feel to them, when in the physical. What I didn’t expect, is that the organizer is a high school student! Now I know that the world is in great hands. The kids are taking over.

It rained while we were waiting for people to gather, so there was laughter as we rushed to a cover, more laughter when we realized there is no partial cover from a Miami rain, and then some warmth as we got to know each other better. We were probably 25 in all. When it was time, the rain gentled to a drizzle, the cold breeze to a zephyr, and we had a freshly-washed coral wall to sit on. Some sat cross-legged on the sidewalk, and as the traffic whizzed past us, we flowed into meditation.

The breeze, the sounds of traffic, conversations of passersby, the sense of the people sitting to my right and left – all merged into a powerful swirl of energy and love that radiated out into the world and universe. After a planned 45 minutes, the facilitator began a chanting of Om and the group joined in. Beautifully, in perfect synchronization, without words exchanged, we ended the intoning together.
Coming back home, I realized I wasn’t even upset that none of my family members had come with me. They had, in my heart. Some of us who’d met on MedMob, became facebook friends. That’s where the event had been organized from.

At midnight, lightworkers around the world, as they do on the 12th of every month,also organized through facebook, joined in meditation, infusing the Perseid meteor showers with light and love.

This pre-dawn, they were once again with me as I sat outdoors looking at the waning crescent moon with her planetary and starry attendants. Some whispers of Perseid meteor showers passed by and then two crystal clear shooting stars. The wishes, hopes and dreams of millions, carried on their backs dispersed in earth’s atmosphere as the meteors fizzled out.

Five years ago, a day of mixed elements such as this would have seemed a dream. In gratitude I realize that dreams are coming true.

Now for a clearer picture. This is all I could take.

Waning crescent moon, stars and planets await the Perseid meteor shower

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2012 12:29 am

    Enjoyed this event and the final ‘AUM’. We were not aware of this meteor shower, hence thanks for the Picture.

    • August 13, 2012 6:41 am

      This meteor shower -and others also – takes place every year; but unfortunately because we have so many electrified cities, most people can’t see them. This is one advantage villagers in unelectrified villages have over us. They can see those shooting stars!
      I remember seeing them often, growing up in small towns. It was always magical. It still is.

  2. August 13, 2012 1:27 pm

    How beautiful! What a wonderful meditation. Would have liked to have joined with all of you.

    • August 18, 2012 9:39 am

      There may be Medmobs near you, Kathy. They’re really quite incredible.

  3. August 15, 2012 9:45 am

    amazing .. love to read your blogs .. feeling you next to me ..thank you dear Meenakshi

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