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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Listening to Guidance . . .

Two weeks ago I attended a mediation evening with my Reiki Master, Mary, and a small group of people. It was an intense evening with three meditations - one of them included Mary playing a crystal bowl which was absolutely amazing. I came out of the meditation somewhat transformed.

During one of the breaks I had the chance to talk with one of my fellow students in Reiki classes. He shared a bit about himself and later on that evening on my way home I felt compelled to pray for him. A day later I received guidance that I was to paint a picture for him. "No", I said to Guidance firmly. "He'll think I'm nuts!" I bantered back and forth with Guidance for three days, finally throwing my hands in the air, compelled to paint the painting that Guidance was so firmly directing me to do. The image was very clear in my mind's eye.

I took up the canvas and my pencil - the picture seemed to draw itself. I sat in awe as the pencil drew the outline of the picture. I didn't question and I hardly had to correct what I was drawing. Clearly, Guidance was a good artist. Once the picture was drawn I took up my brushes and paint and put the paint to canvas. Again, I barely had to think about what I was doing . . . the paint flowed and so did the love.

Love was being poured into the painting, through me, from Spirit. I can hardly describe the overwhelming amount of love that flowed. It was like being enveloped in a blanket of white light - safe, protected, admired, adored and loved - and while all of this was for my friend, I also received Spirit's blessings.

On the morning of my Reiki class, when I would see my friend, I still was bantering back and forth with Guidance. We were on a teeter-totter and Guidance was bigger and heavier than me. And so not wanting to be stuck at the top of the teeter-totter indefinitely, I wrapped the picture and took it with me to class, still not knowing if I would give it to my friend.

Well, as it happened, I did give the painting to my friend along with the story behind it. We both cried and hugged and he was grateful that I had decided to follow Guidance and give it to him. And so was I because clearly, Guidance knows more about these things than I do . . .


Terri said...

Hello Tereza,
How fascinating! I enjoyed reading about your experience with guidance. What a lovely painting you did! It looks like a painting full of support and love! What a lucky guy your fellow student is!

Cinner said...

love this, the painting is beautiful. so glad you gave it to your friend. hugs.

Sara said...

what an amazing painting. I can sense the love that went into it and I am so glad you gave it your friend, it obviusly meant a lot to him.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful story! so heartwarming and a lovely sharing of how the muse (guidance/divinity, whatever) works through us via art. thanks for sharing it.

Nana Mari said...

A lovely story Tereza, and an incredibly beautiful picture you created. I'm sure you're friend was deeply touched. See what happens when we listen to our 'mother'!!

Mina said...

What a powerful and beautiful story. We never know near as much as we think we do. It is so awesome that you placed "yourself" aside to be the hand of guidance.

Plush Possum Studio said...

What a lovely and heartwarming story. If the healing came for you both, that indicates Higher Power at work!
a Plush Possum Friend