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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Ready to spread some Love out there?

Based on a poem I wrote reaching out to the ‘Other’ on the other side
Reminding us all how we are all the same ..Human, children of the same Creator,Brothers and Sisters
These days our Global family is still struggling with illusions of fear and separation
I wish to spread an essential message of Love, reminding us all who we are and that we are all interconnected.
Will you join me?

Aakhda is my Peace/Humanitarian project and it means “Together” in Ancient Arameic
The Language that Jesus spoke and the Origin of Hebrew and Arabic
Isnt it time to bring us all back Together?
United we are strong and we Shine*!

My Brother on the Other Side/Mia Leventhal

My Brother on the Other side
I have seen you fly
And you have seen me cry
We have nothing more to hide
Overcome the barriers of ignorance
Created by our fellow people
Hate in our hearts
Will never reside
Hold my hand
And let us step up together
Paving the way for a Brighter
United future

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Much Love
Mia

In You My Brother,the ‘Other’, I have seen God

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Recently I had the opportunity to volunteer working with young Eritrean refugees here in France.We worked on some art and expressive writing in English and we created together a Nativity scene of the birth of Jesus for Christmas.
Their work was presented at the local church which made them feel very emotional and proud.
These images portray our work together with one of them chanting beautiful prayers in their language as they worked.

I feel very honored to have been able to work with these youngsters, these young men who will become the adult men of tomorrow, leading the global world with an attitude sculpted by the experiences they have lived.
I have met youngsters who have gone through a great deal, who carry within them so much sadness and pain, disappointment and fatigue as well as worry for their future.
Despite all this, I have been able to open a small door into their souls, as they have very gradually opened up to me, not without difficulty, and I was able to encounter the enormous power of their personalities, after having had to confront so much in their young age.
I have seen their courage and tenacity as well as their resourcefulness as they put their all into manifesting that which they desire, with whatever is at hand.

I was extremely impressed, but above all, I had the opportunity to see and sense their deep faith, which is strong and inexhaustible.
This was a very touching and inspiring experience for me, that has taught me very much, and has yet again convinced me that we have so much to learn from one another, instead of being afraid of the ‘other’, for we All have so much to contribute to this mutual existence.
It is so much more beneficial to us all to open and collaborate, to create a better world together, than to remain held in contradiction with one another, nourishing the separation which leads us to destruction.
I am full of hope that these youngsters will carry into their future experiences which will lead them to create a world of tomorrow that is more open, tolerant and harmonious.
As for myself, I have become richer in spirit to have been able to meet them, and for this I am deeply grateful.
May we All be blessed to learn from each other and grow, Amen
May they be Protected and Blessed on the continuation of their journey, Amen.*Recemment j`avais l`opportunite d`etre benevole en travaillant avec des jeunes refugees Eritreans ici en France.
On a travaille sur l`art et l`ecriture expressive en Anglais et on a cree une scene de la Nativite pour Noel.
Leur oeuvre ete presente a l`eglise locale, ce qui les a rendu tres emues et fieres.
Ces images montre notre travail ensemble avec un d`eux qui chante des jolies prieres dans leur langue pendant qu`ils travailent.

Je suis contente, meme fiere d’avoir pu travailler avec ces jeunes, ces petits hommes qui sont les grands hommes de demain qui vont mener le monde global avec un attitude qui sera sculpte de leurs experiences vecus.
J’ai rencontre des jeunes qui ont beaucoup vecu, qui portent de la tristesse et douleur, de la deception et fatigue ainsi que de l’inquietude pour leur avenir.
Malgre tout cela j’ai pu ouvert une petite porte a leur ames, comme ils se sont tres doucement ouvert vers moi, pas sans difficultes, et j’ai pu rencontrer la force enorme de leurs personalites qui ont du confronter tellement dans leur age si jeune.
J’ai vu leur courage et tenacite ainsi que leur ressource en se mettant a fond a manifester ce qu’ils desirent avec les moyens qui existent.
J’ai trouve ca impressionant,
Mais surtout j’ai eu la chance de voir et sentir leur foi profonde, forte et inépuisable.
Cela été une experience touchante et tres inspirante, qui m’a apprit enormement et qui m’a convencu de nouveau qu’on a tous tellement a apprendre l’un de l’autre au lieu d’avoir peur du “different”, car on a tous a contribuer a cet existence mutuel.
Mieu a s’ouvrir et collaborer pour creer un meilleur monde ensemble que de se tenir en contradiction l’un de l’autre en nourissant la separation qui amene a la destruction.
Je suis rempli d’espoir que ces jeunes vont porter a leur avenir des experiences qui les ameneront a creer un monde de demain plus ouvert, tolerant et harmonieux.
Moi , de ma pars je deviens plus riche en esprit d’avoir pu les connaitre, et pour cela je suis tres reconnaissante.

En esperant qu`on puisse tous apprendre l`un de l`autre et grandir, Amen.
Je prie que ces jeunes seront proteges et benis dans le continuation de leur chemin, Amen.

Beyond the veil ~

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Dear friends
Dear world
These days once again Humanity
Opens up another layer of its deepest darkest secrets,
That of the illusion of separation
The greatest illusion we carry along with fear, that causes us to self destruct for we are All part of the One and of the Whole.
Just like our deepest darkest wounds on a personal soul level, our Global wounds also need to come out full force from their hiding places for us to thoroughly view the illusion of what they are and release them, in order to Heal and Rebuild a Healthy Thriving World for all its inhabitants.
Also, unfortunately, just like on our personal paths, these are triggered with pain…for it is the pain that enables us to wake up and shake out of our illusions.
The good news is that the Beauty of Creation is always there for us to acknowledge, appreciate and Co Create with, as we let go of our illusions of fear.
WE,
Each and every one of us
Is part of this Creation
With our beautiful diversity of race, color, religion country of birth etc
For we were each and every one of us, Created by the same Creator, especially and soul purposely Unique, each carrying with us fragments of the Divine’s Beauty, each carrying forward a soul purpose to implement that Beauty here on earth for the Good of all.
We were also purposely created into different faith systems all presenting various facets of the values and beauty of creation, leaving us the free will of interpretation.
If certain individuals choose to disconnect from the Divine or misinterpret sacred values they certainly do not represent the whole.
Individuals from all faith systems have created beauty in this world as some have created cruelty, they cannot be held as representatives of their groups, for all groups are involved.

It is essential for us to see the importance of All of creation and how we are rely on each other for the continuation of Creation.
It is equally essential that we understand that beyond this veil of illusion we are not separate, we are all connected to the Divine and to each other and Together we co create the whole.

As we observe the effects of this illusion of separation once again in our physical reality,

we are asked at this important hour to UNITE TOGETHER IN LOVE in any way you can and wish..in your immediate surroundings.
There is no need for Anger or aggression of any kind..only LOVE

Love your neighbor a little more.. Acknowledge a Stranger a little more
See what you can do to make life a bit nicer for someone else..especially someone you would not reach out to normally..try to take a step in creating more bridges between us all so that we can collaborate and stand strong TOGETHER.
The Only True Power of Creation is the Power of LOVE, which is the Power that has created us..Tap into that Power and let Us Create BEAUTY TOGETHER
The More Love we NOURISH Between US
The More Beauty we Co CREATE
Will allow all that does not align to fade away
Let Us Stand in OUR SHINE
TOGETHER
TODAY

Much Love
Mia

My Sister..Your Sister

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Today I would like to share with you that I am feeling very sad upon hearing about the latest ban on the ‘Burkini’ here in France where I currently live.
I immediately think about my friend from Kurdish origin who Ive met here and creates beautiful hand embroidery, a handcraft which was one of the bases of our shared interests.
I remember calling her recently and her young daughter answering the phone.I asked her how she was and how she has been enjoying the summer vacation..if she has been doing anything interesting.She answered with excitement that they may be going soon to the beach, the whole family.I felt so happy for them as I know my friends husband works so hard to try and support the family and I was happy at the thought of them enjoying the beach to relax and have fun.
My friend wears a simple head scarf as part of her faith and  dresses modestly.
When I heard about this ban, I thought about her and perhaps her older daughter, would they not be able to enjoy this gift of nature because they do not wish to bare their body in public?
That saddened me greatly..
Why should their freedom be limited like this?
How many times do we as women find ourselves at the beach, wishing to enjoy the sun, the soothing salty breeze and even the water, without feeling comfortable to actually wear a bikini, for various reasons, weight issues, mood, menstruation etc?
How many other women for more various reasons wish to enjoy the beach without baring their skin , skin illness, Nuns etc ?

I recall a time I went to the beach in France with my ex husband. We were laying on the sand relaxing..and then came near us a French Woman who stripped her clothes off remaining totally naked and went into the water.
Is that less or more disturbing than someone who is more fully dressed than others?
How can we decide for another what is right or acceptable to wear as long as there is no real harm to others?

I understand the atmosphere at the moment is that of fear and confusion as a result of all the occurrences, and the feeling of helplessness as to how to deal and further protect .
But I so wish we would stop and think about how more separation and judgement over things that really do not harm anyone is not the solution and even just a trigger for more
separation, judgement , fear and hate to bounce back and forth from one group to another and there really is no end to this as long as we continue to fuel it.
What if we understood that we all wish to be accepted with the differences that we were created with and even those that we chose for ourselves, be it faith, way of life, opinions etc.
At the end of the day we were all created intentionally different, as different facets of the Diamond of Creation. We all hold Beauty and Light of the Creator within us as we were all created by him.As long as we all respect one another there is so much to honor in our differences.
What if we took the time to get to know the ‘other’ which we fear so much of..only because they are different?We may get to learn something new about life, and we may just learn to respect one another and live in the Harmony and Peace that we all claim to wish for..

Blessings of Peace to ALL
Mia

 

Peace in our Hearts

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Dear friends,
These days in many corners of the world the belly of humanity is attempting to evoke all that is hidden within it that separates us from our true Divine essence of Love and of belonging to each other, all that separates us from each other and from our creator, for the deeper target of once again bringing unity, brotherhood and Love.The process is painful as is any and all processes of painful wound clearing, but in this process we get to see how far away so many of us have come from ourselves and from our true essence of Love. Without Love, we cannot exist.No Money No “Power” no separation and no Greed can truly possess the essence of Creation. There are no winners in the game of destruction for all destruction leads to destruction of self.The only True essence of Life is LOVE. When we understand that as our true essence , we can Create TOGETHER with Our Creator and our Brothers endless Creation of LIFE.
It is our duty these days not to succumb to the darkness or the feelings of fear being provoked for this is the exact source of this destructive separation.
Only TOGETHER we shall stand STRONG and CREATE a Better world for us ALL.
Within the Darkness that appears at this time, CHOOSE the LIGHT, Tune into your HEARTS and FIND the PEACE in Your Hearts, Gifted to us from the DIVINE.
Connect to your innate DIVINE POWER to have PEACE in Your HEART despite..Elevate your own Vibration and create an inspiring ripple effect for others to follow..for if we all tuned into this higher vibration …then..That would create the change we are all searching for..
Blessings of
PEACE * LOVE * LIGHT
To Each and Every One of YOU,
For YOU and your BROTHER are ONE With the CREATOR
Much Love
Mia

Healing the wounded belly of Humanity

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Sending Love to Orlando, and to All places around the world in which wounded parts of humanity have turned to violence towards innocent lives.
May all lives be cherished.
May Peace among All , the Holy Sacred Value of our Creation be Respected and Restored.

May we connect to the belly of Humanity which connects us All and Heal our pain.
May we remember the Love that we Are,
That embraces each other as ourselves,respecting our creation and uniting as One unto the Light.Amen
Much Love
Mia

Ramadan Blessings

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Ramadan Blessings to all those Celebrating
Much 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