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)
Step 1 of 12 Steps to Loving the Self:
"We realise we were giving our power away to the belief that love exists outside ourselves."
A Step 1 Reflection:
We think we can plan what we will do. Then in the moment you make a decision that is completely different to your plan. How many times have you done this? I know with all my Heart that I just can't know what life will want to do through me until the NOW moment arrives. I was never in really in control. it just seemed like I made decisions. It is only in hindsight I can reflect on what happened and realise which part of my mind responded. Was it the fearful part or the love part? Love part always feels like a joyful 'Yes" with no hesitation whatsoever. Fear part usually comes with hesitation, indecision and guilt. The more I commit and surrender to the Love part of my mind, the more I see that it takes over and 'Thy will, not my will' plays its tune in my life.
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 10.4.2018)
STEP 7 of 12 Steps to Loving the Self:
"Through our full commitment to loving ourselves, we confidently realised that we had restored ourselves to integrity."
A Step 7 story:
IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO UNGROW! The magic way a child sees the world tends to fall away as we grow up and go into survival mode and think about making money. I had to hit the wall hard before I woke up to the Truth that life offers me miracles when I let go of all the conditioned ideas, thoughts and beliefs about survival. Yesterday I was at the park with my young grandson enjoying a little game with him and being delighted by his squeals of laughter. Another young boy was watching with interest as his mother was busy chatting to a friend. I invited him to join in the game. I decided to show him a wonderful 'trick' where I went to one end of the park and he stayed at the other end where there is a pipe that goes underground and you can talk/sing to each other at a distance. Oh the pure delight of this young boy and mine as we played. The mother and her friend said to me: "We'll see you in a while after we've done our shopping and had a massage!" I was the privileged and lucky one - having a totally wonderful time in JOY! To be given this gift of seeing through the eyes of my innocent child spirit and being FREE to PLAY again, well I wish I could give that gift to everyone, for then we would have Heaven on Earth. You know it's written in the bible: "Except ye become as little children, ye cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 18:3 So gooooooo on - go play today and let go of worry about how you will survive. Life will look after you if you surrender to your Spirit.
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 5.4.2018)
STEP 6 of 12 Steps to Loving the Self:
We made a list of all the parts of ourselves that did not feel worthy of Love, and we made a decision to love them.
I BELIEVE IN ANGELS.....Oh what JOY it was to sing and play the ukelele today together with my young Sissy. Okay, we are not the best at this and the whole point is that you don't have to be....you just have to do what makes your Heart sing and let your Heart sing to others. A few years ago I decided that I was judging myself for not being a good singer and yet I LOVED to sing. It made my Heart feel such JOY. Then began a journey of healing where my Inner Voice of Love guided me to sing to complete strangers! They were so touched that they nearly always cried. Some people had never been sung to as a child and it was a gift (yes my bad singing was a gift because it was filled with LOVE. LOVE doesn't have to arrive in perfect form!) Wow, I was healing my Heart of its judgement. It's the thing you LOVE that makes it possible to grow IN LOVE and share the deep LOVE that you are. This is a favourite song of Abba's that I am now so happy to have the music to play it and practise it. Gooooooo on sing!
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 3.04.2018)
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.