I almost needed a pair of
sunglasses to shade my eyes from the lovely light that shone from Beverley’s beautiful Being. As I walked past this store at my local shopping centre, I saw the name 'Bright Eyes’ and in my mind I heard the song ‘Bright Eyes’ by Art Garfunkel from the movie ‘Watership Down'. I sang the verse out loud to Beverley – “Bright eyes, burning like fire”. She came out of the store and we chatted about the uplifting energy that singing and music brings. I shared with her my story of how many amazing encounters I have had when I allowed the songs that come into my mind a voice! I am no singer, yet the joyful encounters I have had as a result of letting myself sing out loud have been incredibly beautiful. We can all sing even if we are not good at it! Singing is a way of joining with others that bypasses the usual conversations.
I tell her that I am often inspired by people I meet in ordinary life and have extraordinary experiences with them. We talked about the challenges that life can give us and how we can deal with them. I tell her that TRUST is the answer. T.oR.elyU.ponS.piritT.otally. When life seemingly takes things away from us, we can trust that all our needs will be met when we follow our Heart. Following our Heart may mean letting go of all that we have valued and trusting that we will find the things of true value. I chatted to Beverley about the dent I had accidentally made on my car a few days ago and she tells me she had one repaired recently and gives me the name and number of the repairer. How do I know what anything is for? What seems to be bad may lead to some extraordinary encounters. It’s only ‘bad’ if my mind wants to make it so, because the mind cannot see the larger picture. It only sees a snapshot of a tiny tick in time. Like a tiny piece in a huge puzzle that cannot even begin to show the finished image of the puzzle. I do know that singing out loud led to my having a wonderful moment of ‘real’ loving friendship with Beverley and a reminder that I am never alone. Love shines out of Bright Eyes everywhere I go when I listen to my Heart.
PS Is it a coincidence that a friend called me from interstate several hours later to tell me about a choir that she had attended today and that maybe there is a branch of them in my area? I think it’s time to sing a little more again.
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 27.03.2019)
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.