I visit my 85 year old. He’s having lunch with three other men. I grab a chair and sit next to him and a sweet gentleman name Walter.
My client asks, “Why are you here to see me? I know you’ve told me but I can’t remember!”
I make something up about being part of a welcoming committee making sure they are well taken care of at the facility. (This way he doesn’t start to question why he needs a guardian).
My client: “Does a woman like you have a husband?”
Walter breaks his silence, “uh oh!”
I ask, “A woman like me?”
My client: “A woman galavanting to see elderly men. What kind of man lets his wife do this?” He is smiling. I am laughing.
“My husband is at home with our kid….”
He interrupts and says, “If you were my wife I wouldn’t let you out of my sight!”
Walter says, “And that’s why she’s not with you!”
I laugh loudly. So loud that the place goes quiet. All those falling asleep over their plates are woken up. The table starts to rattle with laughter.
Laughter fills the crevices. My client starts to truly show me his sense of humor. I tell him that he’s my favorite. He smiles and says, “I bet you tell everyone that!”
Walter looks at me and says, “I hope one day I can become one of your favorites.” He doesn’t know it but today he has been bumped up to the top of the list. And we just met.
Folks…go make laughter. Go share your joy. It’s freaking contagious. I had me a ball sitting at that table with four lovely elderly men who don’t speak to each other. They gifted me with generosity and I amped up their reason for needing a nap when I left. They used all their reserved energy to laugh. Pure bliss!
I remember fragments of past lives. And many of multiverse ones that happen simultaneously with this one. The universe is constantly expanding in our consciousness. When I meditate I am aware of how every single thing is infinitely connected. Every action. Every piece of matter. Every strand of DNA from every single organism. And yet, I still egotistically believe that what I might think or decide doesn’t necessarily affect another. It does! There is no space. You and I cannot see what connects us. It’s all one. We are stitched together in a massive quilt of universal threading.
It isn’t until we begin to shift our perception and thoughts that change can start to happen. See who you surround yourself with. Are they negative folks or do they lift you? What can you do to
change your situation? Stop acting as if your life is an afterthought and you will never have what you want. Your thoughts and my thoughts and their thoughts are always in motion. Detach from those who don’t lift you. Ask for help. Reach out to those who have been through similar experiences and now are on the other side of joy.
We morph into who and what we give attention to. If you don’t like what’s happening around you please step back and (even through baby steps) begin to shift your life. You can transform whatever you want. It takes work. If you are waiting for a miracle to appear I promise that the miracle is YOU. The illusion that you cannot do something is a control mechanism that has been fed to you. Open up, darling. You are meant to fly!!!! ~m.a.p.
I have an epiphany every single time I enter a facility to visit an elderly person. I hear stories that no one cares to hear. I hear regrets within their lack of clarity. I hear the silence in between words. I see the distance in what was and what is now in their lives. I make up stories in my head, adding to the ones they can share in a few words through whispers. I hear the struggle waiting for death to arrive and the fear that comes with it as well. There is gratitude in walking into a place and then returning to my life. How can I complain when I have health, love and joy? Who am I to even shed a tear over the pettiness of a hard day? Life certainly gets a jolt of healthy perspective. On days that I am down, feeling out of luck, I make sure to go see one of my elderly clients. Those are the days I need their wisdom and the divine clarity that I am truly living a charming life.
Do yourself a favor, adjust your perspective and gratitude by visiting a homeless shelter, taking flowers to an assistant living facility, or visiting hospice. Sit with a stranger and learn something new. Nothing like a true reality check to make you aware. Your life is richer because of those folks who teach you the meaning of what you are and have. Be love. Be light. Be everything but unsatisfied. We are here on borrowed time, making our way through this journey. We aren’t alone. We are holding each other up…even strangers that pass for two minutes. We receive everything we give…so make it count, darlings! Make it count for all those who truly need your love and light in their lives.
What a blessing it is to be here. To live in these times of mass conscious shifting. What a gift to see the changes by being the change yourself. It’s truly magical…because it requires faith and grace. I love you mucho!