Updated: Sep 9, 2018
Have you every met someone and felt an intimidate connection to them? Their familiar to you. You do not feel any fear towards them and your inner being is calm around them. Do you believe in Guardian Angels? Do you believe that you can have more than one? Do you think that everyone is put on this earth for a purpose and come in and out of our lives at the exact moment that they are needed? I do.
I was walking down the busy streets of the wild and alive city that I now call home. Alone and taking on the world by myself. I had a new outlook on the world. My guard was up, way up and it was not coming down anytime soon. I had learned the roads to take, when not to go out at night and which areas to stay away from. I'm not much for crowds, but populated streets were better and safer than quiet ones.
I was walking back from the bus stop one day when an older lady got into my path. Now, at this time of day, the streets were a flurry of people all going one way or the other. My guard went up and I wanted to, no, I needed to get out of the path that this woman was on. But to no end, I could not get out-of-the-way fast enough and we met, face to face. I excused myself and inched my way around her, only to have her say "young child, I have something for you".
At this point, I know what you might be thinking. Run! Run fast! There is a crazy lady behind you! And believe me when I tell you, all those things came to my head and my feet were ready to bolt. Something deep in my soul told me everything was OK. This does not mean that my guard went down but I did turn around and approach her, with a safe distant between us.
I seen that she had something in her hands and it was dangling. As she approached me she said "child, do not be afraid. I will not harm you". She extended her arms and showed me what was in her hands. It was a necklace. At this time in my life I was just getting into #Yoga, #Chakras and #Crystals. What she had extended in her hands was a #Quartz Crystal rock with the 7 #Chakra stones wound around it. The necklace hung in front of me, dangling with purpose and life.
To this, I asked the lady, "Your giving this to me? But you do not know me". Her response was simple, "I do not need to know you, to know that you are in need of this. Give me your hands". I held out my hand and she laid the necklace in my one hand, gestured for my other, which I gave. She put my one hand on top of the necklace and then wrapped her hands around my hands and said "I was given this when I needed it the most. I pass it onto you. Let it be the guide that you need. Keep it always. When the time comes that you do not need it any longer, you will know. Pass it on".
She left me standing in the middle of the busy street with my hands still up holding onto the necklace. I was speechless, dumbfounded and kinda weirded out. By the time I had found myself again and turned to thank the lady, she was gone. Lost in the crowd maybe. Vanished into the clouds. Where ever she went, she was gone.
All these years I have kept this necklace. It went into a box, got tucked away and forgotten. Through every move, every purge and down size, I never got rid of it.
This morning, while getting ready for work, the necklace popped into my head. I went on the search. Knowing exactly where it was, I found it quickly and put it on. All these years of having it and I never wore it once. Call it superstition, call it witchcraft, call it whatever you wish. But this morning I did not hesitate to put it on.
Like most of my past, I have never told this story to anyone. How this necklace came to be in my possession.
That day, on the busy street, while everyone was busy coming and going, a young girl and an old lady had a brief but spiritual encounter. One that left an impression on the young girls soul.
Yoga is YOUR practice, YOUR time, YOUR journey. Let it be what YOU need it to be. Step on your mat and Let it all Go.
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