Original Posted on 2/7/11 – found it and decided to repost – doesn’t get better than Real Life. ❤ Hope you enjoy!
I had an interesting thing happen to me today. An elderly woman came up to me speaking a foreign language. I smiled..the more she spoke…I shook my head & raised an eye brow as to say..I’m sorry I don’t understand. She asked me if I speak Farsi. I said…I wish. Italian…no..Spanish..un poco. She then began talking to me again in Farsi. I responded in Spanish..she really wanted to talk to me…it was interesting that I could somewhat understand what she was saying..through similar words and gestures… she wanted to connect …I felt like reaching over to hug & comfort her..she felt familiar…and maybe I did to her as well because she stood next to me put her arm around me and hugged me.
I had a similar thing happen to me in Cancun. An Italian woman came up to me speaking Italian. Since I was in Mexico, I looked at her and said no hablo Italiano. I understood her question and I began to speak Spanish slower than normal with a Castilian dialect. We could understand each other.
It’s amazing to me that language really isn’t a barrier when you listen with your heart. I also realized that people see various ethnicities within me….which in essence means…they see themselves in me…and that…to me… is a beautiful Gift…to allow yourself to have a Soul Connection with no Boundaries. That includes are beings (animals, elementals, star families, etc.)
“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness” ~Thich Nhat Hanh