Interdependance ~

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Today I was reminded of Humility, Kindness and our Human Interdependance
I currently live in a small village in the South of France.I dont have a car and rely on the bus service to get into nearby towns, a service which sometimes works out and sometimes not.. 😊
As I realised this morning that Ive been misinformed and have been waiting on a bus that will not come, I was worried about missing an important appointment in town.
Then came a schoolbus collecting the kids for school, I hesitated to ask because I remember from prior occasions they dont tend to take on individuals but one glimpse at the face of this driver made me feel she seems nice, so I asked.
She’s going to the other town, she replied and I left walking home trying to figure out what to do..and then she honked calling me back..she said exceptionally after dropping the kids off she will be going to the other town
If I wouldnt mind joining the ride.
I gleamed! She was my Angel for today!
During the drive we started a very pleasant conversation..she mentioned a phrase I use so often “There are no chances, things are designed from above” I gleamed even more..she speaks my kind of language..
I shared with her how I hesitated to ask her and how I felt pushed to take the chance especially as I felt she was a nice person.
She then also shared that she had ‘felt’ me too and after I walked away she thought about how nicely I asked and about my accent meaning I may need extra help, not being from here.
That point touched me the most..the understanding that someone who may not be from here may need extra help rather than feel wary of them..
She then told me how much she believes in solidarity and shared some of her own similar experiences of need.
I think sometimes we dont realise how much we need each other!
When I had felt the dissapointment earlier, I couldnt help but use the phrase “why is this happening?”
I took all the necessary measures to make sure about the timetable
And then in the bus I received my answer.. Its not a question of control..its a matter of a certain Humility in our Human Existence.. to Trust.. the Universe..and our fellow Brothers and Sisters here with us..trusting their kindness..and understanding through these experiences how much no matter how we are organised..we are interdependant on each other..
We must step out of our own bubbles and the more we do so the more we can understand others and how much we are similar and interconnected.
This was such a beautiful moment and I wished to show her my gratitude.
I had remembered I prepared some vegan Sweet Potato muffins and had taken them with me for my day in town.
Its funny but I recalled thinking to myself I have a feeling I will be offering one to someone today!
I was suddenly happy I took extra care and wrapped each one..now it felt extra special..
And yay, I felt this warmth in me as I offered her one..something made by my hands and care that I can offer her. I was even more thrilled when she said you know Im fasting at the moment as Im headed for a blood test and this will be the first thing I eat as soon as its done.
I felt this warmth in my heart.
This Human experience..
Can be so Beautiful..
Love
Only
Love
Mia

 

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A Day at the Market

 

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Today, as every Tuesday, was market day here in a small village in the south of France.

I look forward to these weekly visits to the market and not only for the fresh veggies which I enjoy.
The owner of the stall where I buy is Armenian, the woman who works for him is French and the guy who works for him is Algerian.
As soon as I arrive we all crack up laughing even without speaking at this point.Even though my visits are brief, our encounter is precious.
Time stands still and for a brief moment we forget everything else.
The woman is a natural health fan like me, we share knowledge, tips and even herbs and seeds.For example,I introduced her to the Mediterranean “Zaatar” spice mix and she gave me some local Linden flowers for tea from her garden.
The owner jokes around endlessly especially regarding world tendencies to separate races..he jokes lovingly, as all four of us have no issues , we see each other in such a natural way without separation.
He jokes about the dates he has for example, he says “look at these, I have here dates from Israel and there are the dates from Algeria, side by side, and they`re not fighting each other !”
People look at him and we crack up laughing..or at the time of the regional elections when there was the risk of the extreme right rising, he had plenty of jokes..releasing the tension of the situation..
His worker today brought me an oriental spice I was searching for..we discuss how does his wife use it in cooking and I tell him how I learned to ..
Everywhere I go in the world I tend to find myself in these situations, co-creating life with others from all walks of life, religion, race etc in total recognition of our common race of humanity, in total embrace of each other`s souls, in celebration respect and joy.Seeing the divinity in each other and so enjoying the diversity, intrigued , sharing, learning
And above all laughing, laughing as we know the Truth , laughing as we see the Light, no matter what is going on in our lives and no matter what is going on around us.We laugh as others may not yet see..we laugh till All will join us..
This is how I choose to live my life
Tiptoing between the puddles to meet the shining spark with those who share the light whoever and wherever they may be
For a minute, for an hour or a year
We give eachother so much power to continue..as we continue to encounter those who choose not yet to see
One day they too will join us
And we will all be able to laugh in joy together
For that is how it was meant to be.. 🙂

Much Love
Mia