July/August 2012 Editor's Blog
Someone to Watch Over Me
by Vicky Thompson
Many traditions teach that we are all one, created by one source of life-giving energy.
To me, the one source of universal life is the juice of creation that holds all wisdom, truth, and clarity to guide you and others through life. Your neighbors, friends, family, animals, plants, minerals, atoms — the very creational energy of the universe — represent the one source of universal life (OSOUL) in many different and beautiful forms.
When you can see the OSOUL dwelling in others, you find that you have nothing to fear.
I learned the power of the OSOUL a few years ago through what seemed like a simple choice to allow my son to sit alone at a restaurant counter while I ordered our dinner. My then five-year-old son, Tristan, sat down at a counter seat by the window, which was lined with flowers and a candle. I gave him a pad of paper and a pen to keep him busy while I stood in line about eight feet away. I glanced over at him a few times while I was waiting and looking at the menu.
Suddenly there was a commotion where Tristan was sitting. A father from another table was stomping out a napkin that was on fire. I walked over quickly and saw that he was also stamping out the now burning pad of paper I had given Tristan.
“He held it over the candle,” the father said in response to my alarmed look.
Tristan stood by the man’s wife, holding his fingers in fear. Checking his tiny hands for burns, I asked Tristan if he was okay.
“I didn’t know that would happen,” he said in a small voice.
“Now you know,” I said, rubbing his back. I felt that the experience itself was a good teacher, so I said no more. I profusely thanked the couple for acting so quickly. Tristan then came in line with me and we ordered dinner.
Later the couple’s son, who looked about eight years old, walked over and patted Tristan on the back, saying, “Are you okay, buddy? Now you know not to play with fire.”
I thanked the boy and told him that it was a good lesson. Later when I was driving home, I started to feel bad, knowing that I had not made a good choice in letting Tristan sit alone while I ordered.
But while listening to my inner guidance, I felt that was not the lesson of the evening for me. My lesson was that even though I wasn’t watching, OSOUL is always watching. When I thanked the couple for acting so quickly, I was thanking them for listening to their hearts and taking fast action.
When I thanked their son for sharing an important lesson with Tristan, I was thanking spirit for speaking through a powerful messenger in the form of a child. A child’s message to another child was more powerful than anything I could have said in that moment. It was OSOUL speaking to a child, patting his back and letting him know that it was okay to learn the lessons of life.
The one source of universal life is present and tangible when you become spirit’s hands, eyes and voice, reaching out to help others through life.
Vicky Thompson is the editor of New Connexion. Visit www.newconnexion.net for past blogs.