(Our New Year’s blog needs to confer hope and expectation. I hope this one does!)
This is a question that I am sure many of us have asked ourselves at one time or another.
My dear friend Téo from Toulouse (France), with whom I have exciting spiritual exchanges, recently sent me a text which has since stimulated my spiritual work for others, be it blessing, giving spiritual treatments or whatever.
It is written by a French woman, Alyna Rouelle who, like quite a few people on our planet, lives solely from the prana in the atmosphere. (See her website in French only: http://alynarouelle.wix.com/lumieredevie)
One day when she was still very young, divine grace gave her a vision “of the impact of the very modest and humble meditation which had been mine:
- I saw a child elude death in a dangerous city.
- I saw an armed man on the verge of killing, stop what he was about to undertake.
- I saw a desperate young woman about to commit suicide become suddenly enlightened and open her heart to life.
- I saw a group of animals saved by a group of young men from being tortured and avoiding a death that seemed inevitable.
- I saw a child give a sandwich to an old man dying of cold and hunger in the street.
- I saw faces bathed with tears of joy, hands joining in brotherhood.
- I saw people find the strength to heal, to get up again, to choose life.
- I saw people manipulated to sow terror brought to repentance through compassion and change sides.”
It is my deeply held belief that every single sincere blessing, prayer, or meditation, if impelled by a clear intent and practiced with perseverance, has an impact, however modest. This is so encouraging, especially in the rather wild world we live in, because so many people don’t believe they can have any significant impact on events.
So, my precious friend, just KNOW that your blessings, if enfolded in love and nurtured with deep compassion, can only bless. Like the seeds in the wind, you will maybe not know on what soil they fall, but they will carry fruit, they will heal, they will bless.
And I am going to ask all the readers of this blog to have special thoughts in the coming days and weeks for the country of Burundi in Central Africa, situated just next to Rwanda, where what was probably the cruelest genocide of the last century took place in 1994. (A very close friend of mine went through the whole experience and told me of events so disturbing that I would not even dream of repeating them here). Observers of the situation in Burundi fear a similar eruption, so please, friend, carry the country and its peoples in your compassionate blessings and prayers.
In the name of us all, thank you.