Could it be that everyone you meet and share time with, was put in your path to deepen your heart?
To show you the beauty in humanity and share with you the essence of divine living?
Could it be that it is all there just for you? Like little boxes of glory or treasure chests of rainbows. There to shower your soul with the most unbelievable sense of gratitude, for being alive.
What if this was your Soul Food?
What if the Soul that lies in each and every human was the most devastatingly beautiful experience you could ever have. Just to be in the presence of each other, if you were open to receiving.
What if the wave of Soul energy that you could feel on a public bus was enough to leave you in tears, and reassure you that humanity was not crumbling.
What if there was enough passion to be felt from a stranger while sitting on a park bench, that it could fuel a spiritual masterpiece of artistic expression. If only we would open our hearts and allow in their souls beauty.
I am seeing more and more as I move through this Doula work, that the end goal for me is not always the birth - or even being present at the birth.
I was broken open into love again at the final meeting before the birth of a soul, to a young beautiful woman. She told me of her plans to adopt her child out to a middle aged couple that could not have children. The strength of her bravery, the depth of her love for her child and the trust she held in her ability to surrender to a love greater than her own, brought me to my knees.
As I broke open and into tears of love in front of this young woman, I felt as if I was bowing at the feet of Buddha. Her spiritual presence left me speechless. I saw the manifestation of her spirit in that moment.
What if she was a gift for me? What if all along, she was a gem placed on the dirt road of my journey? What if she was the realized teachings of the Native Medicine Tsalagi (Cheroke) clan, that base their philosophies upon;
1 - Intention
2 - Compassion
3 - Do Good
Her intention was clear. For her child to live a full and rich life in the arms of those that could provide what she felt she could not.
The pure compassion that I saw in her eyes for the adoptive couple was so deeply self-less, I shrank in her presence with the realization of how much I had yet to learn.
Her do good act was the care and love she held for herself. Knowing that the best way she could love her child, was to love herself first.
I am beyond grateful to the Divine for that moment, and I bow in appreciation for the gift of this work, this heart, this soul and this life.
Slow down, or you might miss the gems placed along your dirt road - just for you.