Grief and suffering. These experiences gained new meaning, a new reality, for me in the past few months. I had not previously experienced anything that caused the kind of pain, suffering, grief… I immediately realized that until now, I never knew what so many people experience regularly.
And now I stand as a distant observer of another’s anguish, disappointment, struggle and, above all, grief.
How can we truly adequately be there for another? When we can be with them in person, simply that is often a immense balm, just to BE in their presence. And if we can be there for them by just listening… again, I know this to be so deeply healing.
But… my heart has been affected by another and ‘all’ I have is a site on the web, a nom de net, and a handful of heartfelt brief exchanges.. What is it that I can do to serve this other soul? In her time of being rent open. How do I offer myself?
Because I know in my heart that we are all intimately connected within this fabric of consciousness… I know that my heart felt offerings (call them prayers, good thoughts, blessings) do find their target. There is no distance in Spirit. There is no separation. I know that the Peace that is needed is known; I know that Grace is poured forth and received; I know that Wisdom and Love lead and guide all hearts and minds in the tending to the duties called for.
I know that there is One Power, One Presence, One Life. This is the Life that flows through and as this dear Friend right now. I know that the Good, the Grace, and the Love that IS this One Presence is absolutely moving through her right now. She is held in that One Life that is Grace itself. She IS the expression of that One Life, Peace and Wisdom.