A couple of Sundays ago, in our virtual church service I mentioned the positive effects of literally looking up. My prayer partner Marc told me about this concept. Then I read an article stating that the brain is stimulated in new ways when we lift our gaze. Casting our attention upwards helps us find awe, wonder, and possibility.
When I spoke with Marc about this, I said to him, “That makes sense. Remember the line, ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help?'”
He nodded. “We know that’s true,” I went on, “because it’s the Sound of Music.”
He smiled. “Maybe the Bible too.” I said
The benefits of looking up are important, especially now. Not only are we perpetually glued to keyboards and screens. We metaphorically look down, guarding ourselves against potential loss and disaster. We need a new view. Every day. At least once a day. We need to be reminded of the broader possibilities surrounding us always.
We don’t have to take an exotic vacation to create a new view. Wherever we are, looking up deliberately provides us with a positive shift in consciousness.
During the live-stream message on Sunday, two friends from our Spiritual Center, Lenore and Abinadi watched from home. “When you said look up, we looked up.” they emailed. “This is what we saw.” (see above and below)
Will you look up at least once today? Tell us what you see. What changes within you when you look up deliberately?