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Posted by Adeline Behm on November 11, 2023 at 6:35 pm #138702

Pursuant to my initial reflection beginning this week, audio Divina ( Thick..), a 5th-step of a woman 35 years in sobriety, my continuing awareness exam of wishing well to others. Thick Nhat Hanh words: “When I hear one of these names I must respond.” My heart not yet capable of seeing and loving” , the pirate and the Mayfly come to mind, one harsh, one gentle; so is my dying ego self. The woman came bringing just her resentments. The list was very long. As we took our time walking through the list, two plus hours later there was this amazing realization, an experience akin to “Please call me by my true names, so I can wake up and the door of my heart could be left open, the door of compassion.” This morning out of nowhere, a woman who lived the floor beneath me  in the 1990’s shows up, the pirate-me looms, the May-fly- me  on the fringe. Both the woman sharing her 5th-step and me came face to face with an experience of ‘Even today I am arriving.”, each in our own way,  our eyes to the Door of Compassion.(Image this week) Of course, this is my acknowledgement of what is taking place in my life. The woman  who did a 5th-step in my presence, does not know my experience. Today I can wish Lorie well, wherever she is asking the Spirit to deliver the blessings she needs. Lorie who lived in the apartment beneath me all those years ago. In the Visio Divna of the door way, the earth is on both sides.