I believe that all encounters, as banal as they may seem, are an opportunity to know more about ourselves.
In this sense, it’s incredible to see the variety of people who are closest to us, those who come back to our lives from time to time, those who only spend a “season”, or those with whom we cross a single look as we walk on the street.
When we understand, not intellectually but on a deep level, that any kind of sensation or thought that comes through these encounters is due to a belief or the love we have in our mind and nothing to do with the other person we automatically become present. We begin to observe not the person in front of us, but rather what happens inside us, and then we learn about ourselves in every encounter. When we smile at a baby, who smiles back at us and seems to bring us warmth with their teethless grin, we remind ourselves of our own tenderness. The baby is a symbol and helps us to see the content of our own minds.
When we start understanding the true function of the encounters: that of putting ourselves in touch with our own inner world, it’s inevitable that we will begin to appreciate the company of other people more and more and begin to truly love them.
Try a quick memory exercise and start thinking of all the people you love and admire. Start at your own home and think of the people closest to you. I bet you already have a smile on your face right now just by thinking of them. Now think of all the people who have arrived recently in your life but who are already symbols of so many miracles, that you couldn’t help welcoming them in a very special way in your heart.
I’m sure there are times when you, like me, ask yourself the question: Do I still have room in my heart to love someone else? I trust you will also find out that there are no limits to Love. Yes, more and more people will come for whom you develop an admiration and love, that sometimes seems to burst out of your chest.
It was in a moment of meditation that I understood something that it is so deep, that I do not know if I can translate into words. I felt, more than understood, that the Love did not come from me. When I say, “I love you”, there is a “I” before the “love”. And my “I” is really too small in its love. Have you ever noticed that, sometimes when we say we love someone, that the word “because” comes along, even if it’s not said, is embedded in what we feel? We always say, “I love so-and-so, because…”. And if you have a “because” for your love, it means that it is not love, for there is a condition for it to happen.
But this Love that manifests and seems to have a life of its own, especially when it manifests itself and we cannot find a logical reason to love so much, comes from God, from our Source, from the Universe, or whatever name you want to give that.
Then, in an attitude of surrender and humbleness, many people went through my mind and the thought that came was, “God loves you through me”.
It was wonderful to know, on a very deep level, that we are just channels that express the Love of God or calls for love. When we keep our hearts free from grievances, resentments and judgments, Love takes its natural path: it fills all the gaps left by fear and allows us to be true instruments of God’s Love. Our only function here is to remove the barriers so that Love can flow and reach all beings through us.
by Juliana Kurokawa
Catia travelled to Brazil this week. She has a Miracle Choice “road trip” with the new Pocket Game Guide Training, stopping in 3 different cities. You can keep up with her adventure on the Facebook page – FaceBook.com/jogomiraclechoice.
Part of the big adventure is organising all the material for the training. We have a manual for the guides, slides for the training and a video as part of the Online Kit. Also a new training certificate. The one day training is happening this weekend in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and in Findhorn (UK) next weekend (26 January). In the last few weeks Juliana’s and Catia started training guides using the 4 module online training. If you want to get on the waiting list for an English online training, let me know by return of email. We are not taking bookings yet on the website.
All the work involved it is a wonderful opportunity to stay in the flow of love. We can practice staying present to what loving response in required in every moment rather than planning or stressing over details.
Much love, the Miracle Choice Team