On a recent flight out of Albuquerque, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a lovely woman who had a spiritual book out to read. We didn’t talk until about the last 15 minutes of the flight, when she indicated that she “really needed” the guidance from the book due to a very difficult interaction with her brother who had yelled at her over the phone. I could see that she was upset, though not overtly. We conversed about the Inner Work that relationships (and all of life) take.
After we landed and were in the airport, I saw her again. She was working on releasing him from her expectations, and having compassion for his suffering. “That’s all I can do.”
I was waiting for my connecting flight, and saw her again. She came over to me, with huge eyes almost at the point of tears. During the flight, her brother had left a message and apologized. He also said that his anger and volatility were ‘signals’ for help. She couldn’t believe it. It was the first time he had ever shown his more vulnerable side to her.
We looked into each other’s eyes, and both said, “This is a miracle.” It was a miraculous moment for the two of us, as well.
Her book? A Course in Miracles. My work? The Enneagram. We talked about where these two meet: the gradual releasing of the ego’s holding, a gradual dissolving of the places where we get stuck in our false realities. And the beauty of the work was so clear–she allowed grace to arise as she invited what’s real–love to be the focus of her consciousness.
Is there an idea, a behavior, a reaction you are ready to release? Your miracle is waiting for you.