Thursday, December 27, 2012

This was sent to me and I'm posting it because it speaks of stopping  being so consumed with plans and letting ourselves work for good and happiness. Let's get out of our own way this next year and allow the plan that came with us to manifest for us.

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."
This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician:

I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the "quickie mart " building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a Gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay

When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.

I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying " don't want my kids to see me crying," so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, "And you were praying?" That made her back a away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said, "He heard you, and He sent me."

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fuelling, walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little.

She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had finally called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet there.

So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.

I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, "So, are you like an angel or something?"

This definitely made me cry. I said, "Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people."

It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.

Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings...

Psalms 55:22 "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."


Friday, December 21, 2012

12-21-12 Doing the Non Doing

The world admonishes us to have a plan, make goals, work toward our dreams.
This state of doing for our own good is good and never questioned.

When a person is wanting complete happiness it requires a letting go of our programmed beliefs. In other words, what we have been taught as normal and for our best interests.

True happiness takes getting out of our own way and allowing the plan that came with us into this world happen. This is easier said than done. Plans have a way of falling down in mid-flight. Have you ever experienced those times with your life just happens? When an unexpected event moves us onto a different path.

I read a story about the author of the book “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. How he came to write this book which took him from poverty to wealth all because his wife died and he drained his savings in medical bills. He was always picked on as a kid because he was small and different. So he made up this story to tell his daughter based on his growing up. We just don’t know what’s going to happen and what the results of that might be for us.

A selfless act can only be performed by someone in an egoless state. Every act performed by someone in the usual way of things has some kind of reward attached whether it is financial, power, love, status or just feeling good about oneself. All these things are ego re-inforcing. To perform a selfless act one must let go of one's ego and pass into an enlightened state of consciousness. This is called wu wei – the state of doing without doing. Here every act is selfless for the ego has ceased to exist. There is no I making decisions and the outcome is always perfect.

'Doing' good means those intentional actions taken to benefit us or actions taken to change the world from its natural state and evolution.

To pass into an enlightened state of consciousness one diminishes doing. Doing all those actions committed against the already present natural harmony. Having arrived at this pointless point of non-action, there is nothing that is left undone. It is upon achievement of this Chinese equivalent to 'enlightenment' that we begin to perform wei wu wei, or action without action (doing the non doing). Thus we will be able to work in harmony with the already natural order to accomplish what is needed, and, working in perfect harmony with the already natural harmony, leave no trace of having done it.

Have a wonderful happy holiday season.