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  • Writer's pictureColleen M. Doumeng

Angels among us if we are paying attention

I met this angel this week while volunteering at the mondays at racine program. We provide spa services as well as reiki and meditation to people currently in treatment for cancer. This doll had not been out of her home in a very long time. Nor had she worn makeup in a very long time. Her greatest challenge that day was her legs. They were filled with fluid and she could hardly walk but she did. She wanted to learn how to meditate! So we practiced sixteen seconds, the pattern interrupt over and over. And we went pretty deep about how angry she was at God. Meditation allows us to witness and experience our emotions without judgment right?

It was incredibly fulfilling for me to witness how after one session she was able to shift and open her heart to let some love and healing in.

As we slowly walked back to the front desk she started to stay how embarrassed she was that it was taking her so “dam long” to walk and then to watch her catch her “conditioned” response so quickly! She added I’m old but I’m willing to change! Can you imagine? I then reminded her that her walk was in fact a walking meditation. Each step. Nice and slow is a meditation. Again, I witnessed another transformation. A huge smile appeared and a drop in her shoulders as she settled more fully into the present moment allowing, softening into the support of a loving daughter and a meditation volunteer. No need to hurry. Just be with each step. Be present with us.

Vita is such a brave, resilient, loving teacher. My day was graced once again. I experienced joy in her holy presence... So much so I had to share her beauty.

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