One weekend when I was little, we took a car ride that seemed to last forever out to visit my cousins in a neighboring city. Although I’d been told there would not be any children there to play with, I was assured I’d find a wonderful treat awaiting me. When we arrived I saw a beautiful piano and ran over to see if I could remember how to play Chopsticks after playing it with my kindergarten teacher at school. As I tapped the ivory keys, my cousin took out a scroll of paper and loaded it into the front of the piano, anchoring one end on a clip and then stretching it upward and placing the roll into a slot. I told her I didn’t know how to read the dots, and she laughed and told me to just press the pedals at my feet. Soon a most complex, beautiful song began to play itself on the piano! I was enthralled as the notes filled the house, and any time we visited them in the future I enjoyed the piano as much as I had that day.
This morning as I awakened to memories of my wonder at that magical piano. I was surprised by the similarities of that piano to my own spiritual journey. As souls, we choose the musical scrolls (life experiences) we want to have here for the evolution of our Spirit. It matters not the song, only that we attend to the rich notes of that song in the most open and loving way possible, regardless of how we may feel. We can add a note here and there any time we want, for we also have those ivory keys (our own mind) to co-create music. Indeed, we can take control completely and bang out a very different song, but whenever we choose or are forced to let go, that scroll (our Divine Path) resumes. If there are pauses in the song, we can ask someone to confirm and reassure us that all is well just as God is always there and our spirit guides and angels are only too happy to help any time we ask.
There is a Divine plan at work here, even and especially when we can’t see it or don’t understand the music that is playing. Our role is as simple as a player piano. In this concert, we are here to be willing participants and surrender the keys any time we catch ourselves overtaking the music. Oh yeah, and our most important job is to enjoy this miraculous experience and love each other through the hard parts of whatever song is being played.
Sheryl Sitts, Chief Inspirational Officer