Your own Loving Presence is your personal connection with Divine Mind. Attuned to your own Loving Presence, you Know yourself as Whole and Holy. As you feel your Inner Unity, you know: this is all you want; you have found all you seek.
I have been doing my spiritual practices with great enthusiasm. At the beginning of the Journey, I committed to doing some “extra” things to take care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Something is happening. I don’t know what, but people saw it today, and commented on it.
I went to Trader Joe’s for a few staples (that’s a standard pantry item, not a small metal thing that holds paper together). Now, I love Trader Joe’s. My regular TJ’s is near where I go to my j-o-b. There, lot’s of TJ “mates” know me by name, and I always get hugs when I go there. I once had a conversation with one of the mates there, who noted that “TJ employees are all empathic; that’s why they are so attentive to the customer, and why people like coming to TJ’s”–the staff is always paying attention on an emotional-(dare I say spiritual?) level. It’s at least one of the reasons I like going there; the hugs are also a reason, as is the free small samples of coffee, not to mention the standard pantry items I get every week or so.
Today, I did not go to my regular TJ’s. But I still got a hug! (more on that in a minute). Three very interesting energy exchanges happened in the span of about 5 minutes.
You know energy exchanges? Some of you do. It’s when there is a transference of energy between people. This is always happening…always. But most people are not aware of it. Think of yourself as a firefly, flying around flashing a certain pattern of light. When that light is observed by a “mate” (ok, there’s a pun here, since TJ’s calls their employees “mates” LOL) that lighting bug flashes back in a way that is seen and understood by the first firefly. Most people (as fireflies) miss the lighting-up of other people. They never see the energy to have real communication.
I had three people who recognized my lighting-up (to continue the metaphor). And each one had their own reaction to it.
The first time it happened, I was looking at the pies, yum! I had been thinking about pie earlier today, and here was an opportunity to fulfill my desire and have pie, yum! As I was looking, a woman approached me, touched my elbow and said, “resist! resist!” I looked up from my pie reverie and made direct eye-contact, in which we saw each other (do you know what I mean? If not, that’s for another day…so if you’d like more, drop me a note). In that moment of seeing, I said with complete openness, “…but I was just thinking about pie (yum!)”. She said, “resist the sugar!” but at that point, I could tell my directness and openness (my presence) had taken her a bit aback, almost startled her–most people do not respond in a way that is real or human these days. She walked away very quickly, without saying anything more. I did not get pie, by the way; there was only apple and blueberry, and I did not have a taste for either of those.
The second time, a mere moment later, I was at the cash register, and the gentleman ringing up my order said, “so what’s going on with you, what is in your life, what’s happening?” This kind of inquiry is odd, even from a TJ’s mate. I wasn’t quite sure what he was addressing, or what was on his mind…this was more than a normal check out greeting. So I told him that I was off work, loving being off work, and enjoying life! He said, “yeah–it shows, you are radiating, glowing. I’m liking the vibe”. LOLOL. Who knew!? I thought this interaction validated my other friend-mate’s observation that TJ employees are empathic.
The third exchange was on my way out the door, when I saw a familiar face who had transferred to this store, from my regular store. I stopped, touched his shoulder, greeted him with a big smile and gave him a hug. It was mere seconds. I apologized to the woman in line for interrupting her transaction, and she said, “that’s ok, my stuff will just melt”. She wasn’t joking…this was the comment she came up with observing that exchange. I decided that this too was a legitimate reaction to observing this (apparent) “radiance”. Most people don’t get it and don’t want it. Energy scares a lot of people who are not used to it, and they fall into comfortable patterns–and most people’s comfortable patterns are skeptical, “negative”, “victim”, etc. Goodness knows, I don’t always know what to do with other people’s energy, and I can be thrown “off” sometimes.
My point with all this?
Unity. Wholeness. Whether they know it or not, people can “see” or “feel” energy, and they respond to it. You are doing it right now. We are having an energy exchange. I love you! Do you see? Everything matters. All your thoughts, words, actions radiate out–whatever they are. What do you radiate? How do people respond to you? How do you respond to people?