A few days ago I went into town and entered the $2 discount shop to be greeted very joyfully by the shop assistant at the front counter. We chatted for a little while and then I asked her where I could find the product I wanted to purchase. I took the product up to the counter and opened my purse and then realised I did not have enough cash to pay for it. The assistant told me I needed to spend at least $10 if I wanted to use my eftpos card and then asked me how much I did have. I carefully counted out lots of small change which came to a total of $1.80. That will do she said and my Heart was so touched as I thanked her. She then said to me: "Pay it forward, not enough people do that." I laughed and told her I had already paid it backward! (Read the blog below which I wrote about 4 years ago!) My journey over the past several years has involved letting go of my attachment to so many material things. What has been happening recently is that I am receiving back things I gave away in the past and some of these were items that I held with great sentimental value. I let them go when my inner guidance directed me to do so. I trusted that all I needed will be provided for. I have been given things back that I gave away and not necessarily from the same source. The miracle is the realisation that giving and receiving are the same and there is no order of difficulty in miracles. The Miracle in the material world is the reflection of a growing LOVE and trust in my mind that all my needs will be provided for if I surrender to the Higher mind. This part of my mind guides me to awakening to Truth and finding that Heaven is a state of mind. Here is the blog I wrote four years ago:
The 20c Miracle Pay it Forward:
Yesterday I went to the hardware store and while I was waiting at the checkout I noticed the couple in front of me couldn't find the extra 20c they needed for their purchase and so I opened my purse and placed 20c on the counter. WOW, you would think that 20c was made of gold from the reactions I got! They were so surprised and thankful and I tried to brush it off by saying "it's nothing, it's only 20c"! However I realised it wasn't the 20c they were ecstatic about, but the gesture of LOVE from a complete stranger treating them like valuable family members. The miracle is the Love in my mind and Heart that inspired me to give the 20c. We started up a conversation about Paying it Forward and I asked them if they'd seen the movie of the same name. Yes they had and I told them that I'd had some hard times in my life and complete strangers had given to me and I never even met them, so I was just paying it forward. The checkout lady joined in the conversation and we began talking about how small acts of paying it forward can change the whole world. We talked about how much goodness there is and how the news gives us feelings of despair when the Truth is there is much hope out in the world. She was so excited about my giving the 20c she was telling all the other staff at the other checkouts and I was really humbled and touched.
The energy around me was just pure JOY and I danced out of the store my Heart bursting with happiness. Now that was the best 20c I ever spent and what did it buy me? It bought me the joy and happiness that giving from the Heart brings. It brought me a sense of joining with others in the spirit of community and took away all feelings of isolation and despair. It burnt away all shreds of self pity, self hatred and self loathing. It felt so deliciously joyful. Words are inadequate in explaining how I felt. Blissful with a sense of this huge bubble of joy energy bursting out of my heart are the closest words I can find to explaining what is an experience of Love in action. It did not come from the little 'I', it came from that place where we are all ONE, it came from that place I know where LOVE springs forth. It had nothing to do with the 20c, but from the intention of my chosen journey to follow my Heart in every single moment of my life. To trust my inner voice and not to let fear come in when I am guided to do something that seems challenging. Nothing that I have ever purchased of the material variety has ever given me that much joy!
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 19.03.2017)
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.