Saturday, May 16, 2009

$2 and a lot of love...

When grocery shopping earlier in the week, a well dressed young man in the parking lot asked for $2 for the bus. I honestly answered that I would let him know in a few minutes - I had been planning to get one specific item at the store and wasn't sure if I would have the $2 leftover, and I didn't have the time to run to the ATM and get more. I left it to God.

Sure enough I did have the $2 and gave it to him. As I pulled out of the parking lot I saw him walking in the sweltering heat, aiming for the bus stop a few blocks away. I stopped and offered him a ride. I don't do this often, but the angels said he was ok. I asked him where he was going. He looked so ashamed and told me that he was working for a telemarketing company although he hated bugging people in the sales position. "At least you are willing to work," I said. "That's nothing to be ashamed of." "What do you like to do?" I asked him. He brightened up and told me how he had been a waiter and loved interacting with people but due to cutbacks had lost his job. "I may get it back in the fall," he said. The angels prompted me to simply say, "It might be sooner, you never know." I told him I'd keep him in my prayers. Near tears, he looked into my eyes, and told me, "You don't know how much your kindness means to me." I drove off feeling like the wealthiest woman on earth. Being able to share, not the $2, but the love of God with this young man made me feel very abundant. When you know you have that love in you, that's when you feel true abundance. That is what we all want to feel and share. Those moments are heaven. Sometimes you need an angel. Sometimes you are called to be one.

When we listen to our guidance, God sends us to help people who need help and makes us feel reticent when He doesn't want us to give. In this fashion, by listening to our hearts we give as God directs. Had I given this young man the $2 immediately I would have missed giving him a ride and talking with him. Because I was honest about not knowing if I'd have it or not, the timing worked and we had this beautiful interaction. When you trust your feelings in each moment - you may not understand why, but that is where the magic happens.

As for my finances, interestingly enough they mirrored my feelings that day. I found out one huge bill for a home repair, that I was expecting, was discounted by 10%. The universe is vibrational. When you know you have something in you to share and you share it, you open up to receive more. Like water going through a pipe, we must both give and receive. In receiving we give. In giving we receive.