Many years ago, my daughters and I were stopped in a long line up on the highway.. during vacation time! Who wants to be stuck on the highway while on an adventure!!?? The momentary annoyance soon shifted when we realized the delay was the result of a car accident. There was no room for annoyance when I recognized someone’s life had just changed, possibly forever. I recall noticing my daughters’ compassionate knowing that now was not the time to be impatient.
I wouldn’t have remembered this incident except for an article that happened into my hands a few days later.
The article was about a woman who had been in a serious car accident. She was in a coma for six months. When she came out of the coma, she urgently wanted to track down the owner of a vehicle via a license plate number she recited. Her purpose was to thank the driver. The story she shared is this: After the accident, her spirit left her body. As she floated, she sensed angry and impatient energy coming from the vehicles nearby and she wanted to get as far away as she could. But then she sensed a loving bright energy and she was drawn towards that vehicle. The driver was praying for strength for the people in the accident and was consciously sending loving thoughts. The woman in spirit stayed beside that driver feeling that energy and soon knew she could go back to her body and that she would have the strength to live. She took note of the license plate number. Those many months later, she was able to find the driver and thank her for saving her life.
Ever since I read that article, I have a ritual when I hear or see emergency vehicles. I pause for a moment and consciously think “Blessings and love for those needing emergency care, and for the personnel with the emergency vehicle.”
I’m just one person with one thought, and it may not be the bright light that saves someone’s life, but the power of healing thoughts is much more than what most people imagine it could be. I know this, too, because I have been blessed with healing thoughts this past year, and I can’t even begin to put into words how much that has helped me, how much my spirits would shift – inexplicably, if I had not known that people were sending me healing thoughts and love. (Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!)
The license plate story came to mind today as we all reel at the insanity of the world that today saw bombs at the Boston Marathon.
I’m sending blessings and love. I know so many of you are too. I’m only here to remind us all how powerful those thoughts can be… so, toss them out there with all your might. We can make a difference.