Barnacles and Hearts . a story by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed and published on 16 July 2013; revised

    • Barnacles and Hearts, a Story by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a story about walking on the beach … and living in the Now. The Summary after the video has a Soundtrack as well as the text of the video …



Barnacles and Hearts
A Story by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
16 July 2013


I was walking on the beach with a group today, and we found the top part of a lobster shell, with two barnacles on it. It was at the tide line. The barnacles were alive, but the lobster had passed on quite some time ago. The tide had washed them up to the shore. We threw them back in the water, but their eventual fate seemed inevitable.

When the lobster was alive, these very barnacles must have seen the maritime world from the back of the lobster, and gotten plenty to eat as well. Yet today, now that the lobster has died, this is probably the last day that they’ll be alive … because they’re attached so firmly to the back of the lobster…

It is a little like life. We may find something, during our lives, that is a very good vehicle for our spiritual growth or for our personal growth, for a long time … such as a relationship to an organization or to a person. And we may become very attached to that wonderful experience we are having.

But it is important, in life, to take stock every once in a while, and try and find out whether the things that once served us so well, are good for our hearts at this stage in our development. Things change. And we don’t want to find ourselves glued to something that was once great, but might not be so good for us any more. We want to be able to get up and find something else when the time comes.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: “Malibu Lagoon,” by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Malibu Lagoon,” by Alice B. Clagett, 16 July 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0


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