There is a story of an orphan in India who desperately wanted to go to School but he had no money to pay. He asked a wise man what he should do and the answer the wise man gave was this; write your request in a letter and put it in an envelope addressed to God, the Absolute, the all knowing. The boy did this, he followed the suggestion and then he waited. That letter went to the sorting office and the sorters were uncertain what to do so they gave it to the postmaster (a most important position then when there was no internet)! The postmaster asked if they could find the boy and bring him to his office. They found him, the postmaster adopted him and sent him to the best school. That boy became a judge. The person who told me this was actually told the story by the judge!
|Shingle Street, white shells and stones amongst the others|
Now the person who told ME, suggested that when you had a problem you just couldn’t see your way to solving, that you offer it to God, to the Absolute, to the all knowing. I have a problem, one that can’t seem to be resolved so I took a beautiful white stone collected from the beach at Shingle Street and I wrote on it and placed it on the gravestone marking the place where my husband’s very dear Aunt’s remains were put to rest. I wrote my prayer asking that there could be resolution to the problem and then I wondered what to do with it. Just over the wall from my house, there is a beloved Aunt’s gravestone. She was a devout Roman Catholic who, as a young woman had faced incredible obstacles. She had helped Allied servicemen escape from Belgium, been interrogated by the Gestapo, escaped herself over the mountains and come to England, married an English escapee and lived her life in Suffolk, much loved by family and friends. Her gravestone has an inscription which is the motto of the Comet Line, the line which took servicemen and helped them escape. Its meaning is Fight without Blows.
So, I am fighting my problem which is a little war of truth and untruth with a prayer which I hope that you, dear Aunt Peggy can present the message on the stone to the nearest angel to take straight up to the highest Authority to help. Go, Angel Go!
This post was originally posted on the You can meditate too blog.