Repost from: 2-15-2012
At a seminar, a number of years ago, a man with a very serene looking countenance approached me in a crowd. His hands were folded in the prayer position next to his heart, and with a slight bow, he spoke the word, “Namaste.” At the time I did not know the meaning behind the word, nor did I understand the reverence of his actions. But, I was guided to respond in kind, and in that instant I felt a sacredness during the exchange. With grace he slipped away into the crowd, but the unworldly energy did not leave me, nor the wonderment of the word.
The rest of the afternoon my ears abandoned the voices of the speakers, as my mind worked hard to remember the word ~ Namaste. In the hours that followed, I kept repeating the word, and visualizing the encounter. As I did, I kept connecting to a part of me, that I knew was connected to something greater than myself. Upon returning home the exploration of this “holy instant” began on the computer, while at the same time I continued savoring the glow of my unexpected gift.
The search revealed a thrilling amount of information, and although there was a variety of words that expressed the meaning, one way resonated in my deepest chamber like an ancient friend. Namaste ~ the “Divine spark” in me recognizes and honors the “Divine spark” in you. I grew warm as the understanding of my profound reverent moment filled my consciousness. We each have that “Divine spark,” and when we allow ourselves to acknowledge “it” within ourselves, while recognizing “it” in another, the barrier to Oneness falls. We feel the fire of the TRUTH, that we are all ONE.
Before that day, I made connections with others that left me in a bliss filled space. Now, I understood. With that new knowing, I looked forward to creating the moments, when time would stand still, and two people would stand on the soul’s stage as ONE. When we dwell in the present, the opportunities to experience the TRUTH, that we are not separate, but One, are there. It always leaves me speechless, it always leaves me with the desire to experience, again, the sacredness of this union.
The choice is ours to step out of the noise of the outside world, and to surrender to the realm of the soul. We are here to be of service to each other, and to help each other in discovering our true essence. Make the time to let go; take the time to let the “Divine sparks” unite, and blaze with God’s brilliance. While on your journey, gaze into the eyes of many, and create endless “Namaste Moments.”