Be the miracle, the answer, the materialization of someone's ask.
by L.J. Salazar
(Kirkland, WA, USA)
Like everybody else, I'm in this journey of discovery and learning. Most days I think I "get it" and I am on my path to perfect visualization and manifestation, other days I'm struggling with a broken connection with the universe.
On those days I have found that trying to change from a negative pattern to a positive one is hard work, because our mind/ego is busy playing games. So I decided to "be the miracle" for someone else on those days. Nothing makes me feel better than the smile of gratitude on someone else's face: a relative, a loved one, a stranger.
So those days I try to be alert and identify someone that needs help: it can be a smile, it can be a gentle greeting, it can be money, or it can be time for listening. I become the answer, a humble and simple one.
Last week I went out to Starbucks for a coffee. I wanted a break, not really a coffee so I went out for a walk. I had $20 on my pocket. I saw a middle age man with a sign that read "homeless - I can do gardening work" and had a bunch of flowers -for sale-.
He was seated across the street. I stopped by and greeted him. He was hesitant to talk, avoiding eye contact, afraid.
I asked for his name, he was puzzled by my question. I told him:
"Hi, I am Luis, what is your name?"
"Pablo", he said.
"Oh Pablo, beautiful name, do you speak Spanish by any chance?, I do, and Pablo is the name of a very good friend."
"No, I do not, and by the way my name is Steve, glad to meet you."
"Well, Steve, have a wonderful day", I said while giving him the $20 bill.
He smiled, with a big, bright smile, and told me: "Thank you, God bless you, the money is good, but thank you for treating me like a human being and calling me by my name. I forgot how good that feels..."
So that day I was down, low energy, could not feel well, hence could not work on creating my miracles, but I was able to be the answer for someone else. I was happy on my "coffee-less" walk back by thinking that for some reason, in some beautiful and intertwined way, Steven was visualizing the money and the need for feeling good and I was at that point the channel.
Nothing fancy, not changing the world, just making a small impact on someone. Being the answer rather than the question...