I’m not making this up, it really is true – you’ve got the whole universe right here with you.
You’ve got the universe in your hands. Let me explain the way hearts and stars may understand.
Each star in the night, just like each grain of sand,
is made of the same stuff as each woman and man.
And each woman and man and all of the children
and every dog, every cat, and every sweet little kitten,
are all made of the same UNIVERSE, far and wide.
The very same UNIVERSE that IS you and I.
Now, you don’t have to believe this, though what you believe may matter.
The TRUTH is you are made of the STARS as they scatter.
You are made of the SUN and of this EARTH.
But it is of the great and holy words
“ I AM ”
that we all came to birth!
You are made of the winds, and the waves in the sea,
of the endless vibration, sweet deep harmony.
You are made of LOVE and of POWER and STRENGTH.
Of so many things for which we all give thanks!
So GIVE THANKS!!!
Thank your parents, your ancestors ‘n’ the stars;
and give thanks for LOVE, CONSCIOUSNESS, CREATION, CREATOR…
Give thanks for Love ‘n’ YOURSELF, for your come-to-life powers!
And give thanks for the fish, the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees.
For the high snowy mountains and the sacred, fertile valleys.
And for all the good things that have brought you to your feet!
And all the things that may bring you to your knees.
All that is, all that was, and all that ever will be.
And for reminding you, if you wish,
some sometimes think to thank me, but I’m just like you; look through true and you’ll see…
How I love you so, ever so … oh so dearly.
And I will always be here, and you will be too…
…F O R I A M T H E U N I V E R S E…
And so are you.
The inspiration for those words came through when my then 5 year old cousin, Emma asked me to tell her a bed-time story . I didn’t know a single one to tell her. But her request was persistent and so, wanting to meet her awesome innocence and trust- I went out on a limb (where the fruit is) – and I reached …
I began with “You’ve got the Universe in your hands . . “ and the rest just flowed through. (Thank you Dr. Seuss!)
When I reached the end, I almost felt like I was being spoken to.. Felt like I was catching a star. One that I’ve only edited slightly since then – and am glad to be able to share with you.
I’m in the process of illustrating this poem and making it into a full color children’s book . Planning to print sustainably – and make it available as a downloadable pdf book as well … And possibly even as an interactive I pad/ tablet book someday …
It’s a project that is in progress – one that you can help support – and a sweet download/ print/ cut/ fold book that you can own today!
Check out the campaign at : http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/you-ve-got-the-universe-in-your-hands--2