I laugh. The term “7-11” and me do not go together. I can’t remember the last time I went to our local store. But today I did to give my daughter the taste of a slurpee. On the drive there, I was pretty neutral. Just driving. Not looking for anything. Yeah, the whole “allowing” thing.
As I turned down a new street, I was drawn to look off to the left. I see a woman who I swear looked as though she belonged in the 1800’s. From her clothing to her hairstyle, she looked completely out of place. I was drawn to her and she to me. In fact, she maintained eye contact with me until she rode her (ancient) bike in front of me, where she gave me the most beautiful, pure smile, which felt like a giant ball of Love that went straight to my heart. It was palpable, amazing, much welcomed and left me bursting out in tears.
Completely unexpected. An angel from another dimension? Someone from a parallel universe?
Who knows. Who cares.
It was a gift of Love from a beautiful being. The last time I had an experience like that was when I was 9 years old, only this happened in the middle of the night and she appeared by my bedside and again, gave me a smile that radiated a Love I had not experienced in this world yet. Not even from my mom, I recall thinking at the time, which surprised me. There was a different kind of Love?
I am ready to be immersed in it. I am ready to Remember it is within me. It IS me.
And you. And you and you and you and you.
After that, the rest of my connections with people were, as they were the past few days, authentic and pure. Even the rather grumpy clerk at 7-11 didn’t get to me. When I asked him a question about the slurpee machine and he showed impatience, I immediately shut down my need to judge, shut down that story and instead gently explained why I asked what I did and when he had no answer, I said no worries, then thanked him.
Next, I blessed the man in line in front of me who was spending his hard-earned money on lottery tickets. I told him I sent him good energy mojo’s of abundance. We spoke briefly of the topic of money and both agreed ~ who isn’t struggling financially these days? How unnecessary it all is.
Onto the next stop, I offered up an idea I have had recently on bringing in more food to the local food bank. Given the volunteer’s reaction, the idea is a good one. Again, another beautiful connection.
All resulting from a much needed, much welcomed smile from another beautiful Soul reminding me to get out of my dang head and get back into my heart, which is where I shine.
Shine on to me. And shine on to you.