love mends emotional fences and opens doorways to communication
in ways I could never have dreamed possible until I sincerely give
School was out.
Mother was standing at the front door waiting for her son to come home.
The boy was recalcitrant and not at all cooperative with his teachers,
with his parents or with life. His mother reached the limit of her
toleration of his misbehavior.
With anger in her
heart and ready to administer corporal punishment to her "evil" acting
son she stood ready to grab him the minute he set foot in the house.
The phone rang.
Mother picked up the receiver and heard a voice ask if she was Marjorie
Barnes. She replied haughtily, "Yes!" The voice stated: "You have just
won $30 million!" Stunned, she said, "Thank you" and unbelievingly hung
up the receiver.
transfixed at the door a transformation flooded over the mother. All
anger and anxiety faded from her mind and heart. A big smile crossed her
face and she was born anew that moment. She had no past. She lived in
the present moment so completely that when her son came storming into
the house tracking mud across the carpet and dropping his wet jacket on
the floor, she was blind to all of that.
Opening her arms
wide she swept up the boy with a loving embrace and cooed to him, "I
love you, I love you, I love you. You are so wonderful. Come, let's go
to the mall and go shopping for that sport outfit you want. Come, come,
come, and let's go now."
The boy looked
suspiciously at his mother and said, "Ok, great, why not!" Surprised
beyond words, the boy picked up his wet jacket and ran out to the car to
drive with his mom to "shop" and he needed no reason why.
Mother did not
tell the boy about the lottery winning. Even that was not important. The
only important thing was that she was now vibrating in unconditional
love. Unconditional love "claimed" her and she could do nothing else but
be loving without any reason, without anything causing it as far as she
"knew" it was just who she was now.
exacerbated and advanced and intensified until she was living in a sense
of unbelievable giving sharing unconditional love. It was a new feeling
for the mother. She experienced happy feelings and contentment in the
past, but nothing to compare with this indescribable sense, which was
All judgment was
gone. All comparison was gone. All remembrance of things past was gone.
She was living so intensely in the present that life now looked like a
rosy world, rose-colored glasses could not render such an illusion and
such genuine simplicity as she was "living" now.
The illusion did
not fade. Mrs Barnes continued in her unconditional love and treated her
son with a love that only saw his genius and his cooperative nature. She
was incapable of seeing the "old" son since she loved unconditionally
the boy she now often held lovingly in her arms.
As the youngster
attended school this new feeling of unconditional love was an immaculate
feeling. He loved everyone in his class. He now loved his teachers. He
loved revealing all the genius that lay within him and until now had not
been recognized. His grades skyrocketed and never settled down again.
Mrs Barnes found
she had a husband she had never known before. Mr Barnes showed tender
loving kindness to the entire family, he was eager to be at home and
share quality time with his family at mealtime, in the evening turning
off the television and sitting sharing thoughts together. Showing his
family how he was now using his amazing imagination to come up with
concepts and theories that were fleeting before, but now came to roost
and be revealed in their allness. Every member of the family arose in
the unconditional love mother felt and were living examples of a new
Oh, yes, the $30
million-it was secondary but definitely there as wealth with
unconditional love, as harmony-peace-joy-wholeness are when
unconditional love is the only criteria for living.
love can be exercised, it can be developed, and it can be enjoyed by
everyone and in everyplace. It takes my choice whether I want to
experience such a magical miracle.
-Dr Herbert L Beierle