By Meredith Young-Sowers
God considers us in a mystical way whenever
we put Love at the top of our list. I certainly wouldn’t have
thought of myself as an everyday mystic until I had one of those
mind-shifting and heart-opening experiences that, symbolically,
told me that loving was indeed enough.
It was early morning, and I was sitting in
bed struggling with my purpose. Oh, I knew what the work was or
seemed to be—but what was my soul’s purpose? Was I doing
what God had intended? I felt uncertain.
Old fears had crept in over the previous
months as I found myself losing interest in teaching workshops,
and I wondered what Spirit had in mind next. Was there more? I
found a personal inner truth that seemed impassable—I didn’t
want to continually create materials using here today and gone
tomorrow concepts, that were just sugar-coating around the real
thing. I wanted to teach what had lasting meaning—that love is
all there is.
As I poured my heart out to God, a book I had
been reading on Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian holy man, fell off
the back of the headboard and landed squarely in my lap. There
on the cover was a picture of Sai Baba. He wore an orange robe
and his extraordinary head of hair looked like a giant afro. But
his eyes, they completely captured me.
I decided that Sai Baba was the one to ask,
and so I sobbed my way through an explanation of my troubled
heart. The second I finished my extended prayer, the telephone
rang. At first I wasn’t going to pick it up because I was
having this important conversation with God, and I didn’t want
to be interrupted with a mundane phone call. But fearing one of
the children perhaps needed help, I reluctantly padded over the
to bedroom phone and picked it up.
It was my mother, who lives in the next town.
She told me in a rather hushed tone that she had been sitting in
her favorite chair rather quietly when suddenly she heard inside
that she was to call me and tell me, "God knows—God
knows." She asked, "Does that mean anything to
My mother is not normally given to such
thoughts, and at first I couldn’t even respond to her—I
couldn’t comprehend such a connection, either its immediacy or
that it was connecting to God.
But slowly I did realize that Sai Baba was in
fact acknowledging my heartfelt plea. I hung up and leaned back
in the chair. As my eyes traveled up the wall toward the
ceiling, there on the white wall was the perfect image of a
human figure. It was lit with gold. In the center of the chest,
in the area of the deep heart, a brilliant fuchsia light
radiated out. The image was good sized and stayed for what
seemed a long time. Eventually the image faded, and still I sat
there. I heard the message in my own heart—Yes, it is enough
to love for love is all there is.
Indeed, we are all everyday mystics, whether
or not we have obvious experiences that confirm that our loving
matters. Perhaps, if reading this scenario touches your heart,
then you have your own answer about who you are.
Dr. Meredith Young-Sowers, DDiv, is an
expert in the field of integrative healing. Her specialty is the
role that emotions and spiritual energy play in the healing
process. She has developed the Stillpoint Model of Integrative
Life Healing as a way to share her in-depth understanding of
healing with students around the world. Her previous books
include Wisdom Bowls and Agartha: Journey to the
Stars. The Stillpoint Foundation website is www.stillpoint.org.
This article is taken from her new book, Spirit
Heals: Awakening a Woman's Inner Knowing for
Self-Healing, New World Library, 2007. This book
has everything you need: love, grace, science, energy,
innovation, permission, and the spirit to heal and live fully
Drawing on 27 years as a gifted medical intuitive and
spiritual teacher, Meredith gives you a loving and livable
healing plan that puts your connection to Spirit at the very
center—exactly where it should be