I was almost in a car accident. I was pulling out of
our alley onto the street. I thought there was nothing coming. As I turned onto
the street a car was braking not to hit me, but still barreling at me. I could
not get out of the way. The street is narrow and I was turning. In the best of
circumstances when two cars are going straight it is still hard to pass each
other.I was wide eyed., bracing
for the worst, as the car finally stopped inches from my vehicle.
I saw the other driver roll down the window and I
literally felt love flow to me. I felt it. They were not going to curse or
blame me, they were going to send me a kiss or something, send love to me, happy
that I and we were both unharmed.
I felt it powerfully, as real as I might feel the wind or rain or air conditioning
or the santa anna wind. That loving wave moved over me and was a surprise and felt
so good. I continued my turn and
when our side widows aligned I saw that it was my friend in the other car.
It was not just any friend, it was a friend who I used
to call when I was in my darkest hour, when I was in court regarding my
daughter and I did not know the future of our family. She was a friend who
would let me sob on the phone without explanation while she just listened. She
was a friend who understood that I needed to have a witness, or just human
support, to give me the strength to face those enormous feelings and get them
I would call and she would be available to
listen.That is a priceless gift.
If you have anyone in your life going through something horrific, and you want
to help, just let them know that you are available to listen to them and
witness their process without comment or judgment, (unless they ask for
comment). Just be there, if they want that kind of support.
Anyway, we saw each other on this random small street
in Los Angeles and smiled and gestured sending love to each other and drove
away. She inspired me to send love to everyone I have conflict, or traffic issues,
or near missed with. I will practice that the best I can, not sure I can pull
it off but I will try. Love heals.