Usually, my internal alarm clock sounds at around 5:30 am. Getting up before sunrise and taking a shower, meditating, and plugging in to my awareness. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning at 11 and my beading class was scheduled for 11:30 am. I rushed around and was still late.
The Bead and Art store in Lighthouse Point has been such a blessing in my life. You would not believe how many wonderful people I have met there. You may have read in my blog that Fin is my bead Guru and Matt is my metal working Guru and each time I attend class I get to apply so many jewelry techniques to my “life lessons”.. I swear I am a gemstone and God is just polishing me up to do his work. Since I was born in West Virginia, maybe I am coal, and coal turns to diamond. It does take a lot of polishing for coal to turn to diamond though. There is a reason for that, it’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world. In English that means BE REAL there are all ready too many fakers and posers in the world.
Today was the 4th Birthday of the store, so many of my jewelry art friends were there. Fin, Matt, Lucy, Susan and Bill, Francy, Barbara, Wayne and some ladies I had not before but can’t recall their name and a man named Randall. It was a wonder-full day.
Today I made some amazing pieces of art, learned some wonderful lessons through artwork and had some great experiences.
A lady there who I had never met was telling me about Mother Teresa’s House in Miami. I listened in awe as she talked, I was so fascinated with her talking about this place that I can’t remember the ladies name who told the story. I looked at her and said tell me about this place, and how I can go there.
She said “Well you know who Mother Teresa of Calcutta is right?” I said “yes” and she said there is a place in Miami where the Nuns live and they take care of, feed and house people there. It is a shelter for women and children. I suppose it is for homeless women. It doesn’t matter how people got to those places in their lives, what mattter is they are people with hearts and souls. People can go volunteer there. She told me her experiences while she was there and my heart just opened up as she talked. I imagine there is so much to learn from the people who live there, and the nuns who volunteer there.
As she talked I could feel her love, and her words allowed my heart to travel to that place in Miami.
I also met a new person today named Randall, he was quite fascinating to talk with. He told a story about Ganesh that I loved hearing. He also had a set of Japa Mala Beads that I was quite enamored with, they were made of wood from the Bodhi tree in India. My intention is to visit India someday, I imagine there are many lessons there to learn. I love learning about the different jewelry arts, and customs of regions around the world.
Just when you think you have learned all there is to know about Teresa…. that’s what I think too.. Just when I think I have it figured out, I start a new process… Just when the caterpillar thought life was over.. it became a butterfly…
and ya know… I was born to fly!
Be Well, Be Love and Be Loved!