MEETING MY MOTHER AND FATHER IN SPIRIT IN THE BULK FOOD STORE! Yesterday I am shopping for bulk food in Kakulas Brothers Perth city and find myself standing next to Clara. She has been on a working holiday in Australia and is about to return to Paris in three weeks. What a beautiful soul. I find myself asking her if she will come back to Australia and she responds by saying she doesn't think so. I respond: "You never know where life will take you, you might meet the love of your life tomorrow and everything would change." I walk around the stand behind her and then the truth dawns on my mind. I say to Clara: "You have already met the love of your life, she looks back at you in the mirror every morning." I walk back to stand beside her and share the wisdom that has taken me a lifetime to learn. I tell her that love can never be found outside of yourself.
The way to find real love and happiness is to fill your own heart until it is overflowing and you must then give that overflow of love. You then no longer need to get love - you already would have a heart that is full. Relationships are not about getting love, but giving love from a full heart. I am not talking about giving until the well runs dry! First one must work on letting go of the idea that love can be found outside of the self anywhere. It can be reflected back to you when you are open. Life always brings you a mirror of your own heart. We only ever hurt ourselves in all of our expectations of finding something outside of us to make us feel loved and happy. No one can fill the empty holes in our hearts, that is an inside job.
When Clara told me her name, my heart smiled a very wide smile, for that was my mother's first name. My mother passed away when I was only 12 years of age. Yet she turns up everywhere! There she was in the store and I got the opportunity to remind myself of real love. Right there in that precious moment, the love wisdom I offered Clara was for the ONE LOVE we all are. My mother smiles through all smiles and my heart danced yesterday to see her smile.
I finally go to the counter and purchase my bulk food and the lovely young lady serving me makes a comment about the organic Rapadura sugar I am buying. I tell her I am making a carrot cake with it for my grandson's birthday on Sunday. We start up a conversation about childhood memories of birthday cakes. I talk about the eulogy I wrote for my father's funeral service in July last year and how it was an opportunity for me to share some beautiful memories. I talk about how my father became so gracious in the last years of his life and how he thanked everyone and was so grateful for those who cared for him as he became vulnerable and dependent. He used to look into my eyes with so much Light and Love and tell me he loved me. I tell the two young ladies serving me and listening with their hearts that these memories sustain me now. One of them says: "That's so beautiful, you are making me cry." I say: "My father didn't die, he is here right now with all of that Light and Love". WOW, my Mother and my Father at Kakulas Brothers store! What a miraculous gift! And I thought I was going to buy food for just my body. Well I hadn't counted on this SOUL FOOD. My parting words were: "Tell Evan Kakulas that he employs beautiful souls!"
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 16.5.2019)
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.