LOL, such a miraculous day. So how does one live with the purpose of extending Love being foremost in the mind? Today, it looked like this…too much to tell you, so I will share a few of the real face to face encounters. I was on a mission to find a nice venue to hold some gatherings in the very near future. I was walking around the town and stood looking inside a coffee shop when this beautiful elderly couple offered me their table as they were about to leave. I sat down and began a most endearing conversation with them. Stan is holding an unlit cigarette in his hand and we laugh as he tells me he still smokes at 93 years of age! We talk about the most important thing to keep in good health, is not what you take into your body, but your attitude and state of mind. He goes on to tell me about his experience as a high school teacher and how a class of ‘troublesome’ students that several teachers gave up on, was transformed in his first 5 minutes of teaching them. He set up a scenario where he left the room for a couple of minutes to talk to someone at the class door, then turned back and told them what a terrific class of students they were, the best he’d ever had and how wonderful that they had stayed quiet whilst he attended to the visitor. That small moment of praise meant he never had a problem with them being troublesome ever again! When we see the best in others…they give us the best in them in return. Stan and his beautiful wife have been together for 70 years! I said goodbye, crossed the road and then to my utter JOY I spotted them driving along the footpath together in a couple gopher.
I headed up the mall and spotted a man sitting down with a greyhound dog lying next to him. I was guided by my inner voice of Love to chat to him. I struck up a conversation about his dog and next thing he tells me he is a homeless person. I ask him what that was like, especially as the nights are getting quite cold. He tells me that yes it is cold, but he lives inside a spaceship and doesn’t feel cold there and is an alien. I listen with my Heart wide open and then he goes on to ask me if I know about ‘shape-shifting’, because that is what he does. He changes his shape and becomes other things. I respond by saying I know what a shape shifter is, because I am one. In that very moment I was shifting my shape to being a presence of Love instead of judgement. To see further outside the box of my conditioned mind and really SEE what a beautiful being was sitting before me. I don’t go into my own understanding of shape shifting with him, but listen carefully to what he tells me. He says his spaceship is called “Falcon” because it is shaped like the Falcon bird of prey. I then tell him I am going and he stands up extending his hand toward me. I shake his hand and he leans in and gives me a kiss on the cheek as he thanks me profusely for talking to him. Wow! The Prince of Peace kissed me on the cheek. He was dressed up as a homeless man who ‘seemed’ to be crazy. Gosh, he was an incredibly creative being who had found a way to live outside this crazy world by living in a different world in his mind. He was LOVE arriving in a form that the world deems ‘crazy’. I didn’t see crazy and that was the healing in my very own Heart and mind.
Next I meet Jason at another coffee shop and have a beautiful conversation with him about being a positive presence in the world. We are just beautiful mirrors for each other. I am intrigued by the name of the shop and how it came to be called Mataya. (see image below for meaning). I leave and walk around the corner and spot this beautiful decorated tree and then realise that I am being a tourist on an amazing adventure and I didn’t even have to leave my hometown! Once you live from your Heart, every day is a holy-day filled with amazing encounters and adventures! You don’t even need to leave home! Each moment you see like you are seeing something for the very first time and everything is always fresh and new. You are living in the PRESENT moment and so this moment is new and will never come again. It is really LIVING this gift called life. I turn to continue walking down the street and notice a building called ‘Make Place’. I always wondered what it was about and I notice there are some women inside. I push the door and enter. I have a beautiful conversation with the three amazing women who are organising a ‘clothes swap’. Your bring in your unwanted clothing, pay $10 for a good cause and then return later in the day to choose clothes you want in exchange. I give two of them some of my ‘little gifts’ and they look at them like I have given them pure gold. Their looks of pure delight totally make my Heart sing. I leave and decide it’s time to go home, the JOY is ridiculously large and bursting in my heart. I need to go and be quiet to integrate the miracle of the LOVE that I have experienced in the mind that has changed. It is seeing the world from a different lens. It is a beautiful world only because I choose to see from my Heart and not my head!
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 15.04.2018)
Eileen is always inspired by the voice of Love within her. May our hearts always be joined as ONE in Love and through the words that appear on these pages may you feel the light and Love she has for you.