Friday, January 12, 2018

Marbles, Playing for Keeps: An Angel Message

As a child, I found marbles fascinating. I had a collection of little glass orbs of solid glazes and swirls of multi-colors.  Boulders, purees, cat's  eyes, aggies.  Every time my two brothers and I went to the dentist, Mom gave us a treat.  A visit to the 5 & 10 dime store near the dentist's office.

I always came home with a bag of colorful marbles.  Although fun to play a game, knuckling down to shoot, it was no fun to lose your marbles.  I'd rather play school by lining them up in a single file.  Then each one would be rolled into my classroom under the dining room table. Obedient, they stayed in their rows and were quiet.  Deep down, I always wanted to be a teacher.  I have no idea what I taught those marbles, but like A Course in Miracles says, we always teach what we need to learn.

Recently, I was in for a surprise when a PBS catalog came in the mail.  Many items reminded me of childhood:  A planetarium projector.  A set of solar system plates and bowls.  But when I saw the picture of a Solitaire game played with beautiful hand-blown glass marbles, I was like a kid again, wishfully looking at the Sears Toy catalog.  Funny how something so simple can trigger forgotten heartfelt memories. Feeling nostalgic, it was a gentle reminder to be spontaneous like a child and enjoy the little things in life.  I found my marbles!

Have a great day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen