Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hello, Again

Who hasn’t had the experience of meeting someone for the first time and yet knowing that there was something just SO familiar about them, someone we may be instantly attracted to, or even repelled by? I daresay we have all had that experience at some time or other in our lives. I believe we recognize each other at a soul level – at a mutually agreed upon time and place where we come together for whatever purpose there might be: a continuation of a relationship, an opportunity to complete/have closure, a re-do, perhaps – but there is always something on a soul level to achieve, or we wouldn’t find ourselves on each other’s path.
            It’s fascinating to recognize this when it occurs. A “chance” encounter, an introduction, a mutual hobby or interest that you engage in – but there he/she is! And when that recognition hits, when you’ve (re)connected…the guides and angels are cheering in the ethers because they know the fun that is about to ensue! It may not feel that way – it could be difficult and arduous to clear whatever you’ve come together to clear. But it can also be absolutely wonderful – like meeting a long lost friend whom you haven’t seen in “forever”, and your souls dance in their recognition of the deep love that is there. Whatever the situation for you and your “soulmate”, there is always so much love behind it – or you wouldn’t have found each other again to do this dance with through time.
            One of my favorite stories is Neale Donald Walsch’s The Little Soul and the Sun, where two souls reconnect to experience that part of themselves known as forgiveness. The one soul agrees to come back and show the Little Soul just what forgiveness looks like. In essence the soul says, “When I come back and do the worst that I can do to you (to teach you forgiveness), don’t forget who I Am, or we are both sunk.”  (that’s a real paraphrase there!) The Little Soul promises that he won’t forget, and God says, “I send you nothing but angels.” I can’t tell you how that phrase has repeated in my head in trying situations with others; and in contrast, the beautiful ones, as well.
            I’ve been fortunate to have this happen in my life more than once, and to have the recognition of those persons – both positive and definitely not positive, in one particular case. I have always understood the intent of these encounters.  I feel these are among our most significant relationships, for they are the ones that mirror who we are to each other. In the past couple of years, I’ve had one such angel reappear in my life, and the magnitude of the recognition has not escaped me..either of us, actually..and the dance our souls have done.  It’s not the first time, no, that this has occurred for me, but this has been quite lovely in the joy and fun I have derived from this reconnecting. And the learning.  And the remembering.  And yes, even some forgiving.
As a regressionist (Soul Sessions), I have helped other people find and understand the connections of soul to soul. How they have known each other before, in whatever role they have played for each other – whether it be parent, sibling, lover, friend, child – brings to light the gifts inherent in that relationship, and how they are furthering each other’s soul mission in being brought together again. It is truly so Divine, and, by the way, no accident!!
            Why do I share this? Because it’s another way to know that we are not alone here on the planet, especially in those times when we feel that could be the case. Because if we but open our eyes, we know there are those significant relationships that bring us what we most need when we most need it (ok, we might not appreciate that right away, but if we allow ourselves to ride the experience, we will). Because however you label it, it is a heart opener. Because there is so much love in the Universe for us, that these souls agree to come here and remind us of that deep connection that really only resides within each of us, but outpictures in those we draw to us in our lives. It is nothing short of a blessing and a gift. You have been that for another, as another has been that for you!
            I’m sure that as you have read this, someone(s) has come to mind for you. Either send them love if they are gone or not close to you, or go give them a hug!!
            “I send you nothing but angels.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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  1. The Kiss of PeaceBy Gede Prama

    “Why do women close their eyes when they are kissed?”, this is the question of many teenagers. Every spiritual friends who grow deep in meditation know, the true beauty is hidden within. The outer beauty is merely the reflection of the inner harmony.Sadly, very few of people in this age who can meet deep beauty like this. Most human beings fight against themselves. On the path of compassion, it is often heard a beautiful message like this: “be kind to those who harm you. They are fighting. And they do not fight against you, they fight agains themselves”.This explains why life is burning in many places. Hospitals are full, the victims of drugs increase significantly, the story of divorce and suicide are very touching. In short, very few of people who find the inner harmony recently. Most people are burning in the chaotic inner conflict.As has been shared very often in meditation classes, there are many seeds of violence were planted within us. Family, schools, leaders, society planted countless seeds of violence in our inner life. That’s why many people can be easily burnt simply because of small things.At the level of healing, meditation keep teaching the approach of selective watering. Students are suggested to water only the seeds of peace. To put it clearly, surround yourself with people who support your peace journey. Every time the memory of violence appear in the mind, learn to smile to the bad memory, learn not to react in the forms of speech or action.Quoting the teachings of ancient Indian in America, within us there are good and bad wolves which keep fighting every day. And the winner is the one who is fed every day. With the approach of smiling to the seeds of violence within, not to react in the forms of words and actions, one is no longer feeding the bad wolf within.In the language of meditation: “recognize mind as mind, not as a truth. Recognize feelings as feelings, not as yourself. That is how meditation cures many lives”. Anyone who diligently practice meditation like this, one day they will experience a deep healing. And they are no longer burnt by the heat of life everywhere.At the level of perfection, the selective approach of watering is not necessary. What is needed is a consistency to witness without choosing (choiceless awareness). Every movements of life outside and inside, both are similar to snow flakes falling into the lake. It causes ripples for a while, but finally they disappear.Meditate or not, praying or not, that’s the natural nature of life. Everything grow follow their own law. Shade trees invite the coming of birds. The blooming flowers invite the coming of butterflies. How bad or how beautiful everyday life, everything simply appear and then disappear. It is as simple as snow flakes falling into the lake.Any inner seekers who are one with the daily meditative life like this, they can transform life into a song of harmony. This is what allows a person to find the true beauty within. In the depth of beauty within, life is the kiss of peace.Author: Gede Prama