Often, we disregard out of fear our ability for mindful connections. We become judgmental when we should be feeling a connection.
In a previous article I discussed the woman from Croatia who out of the blue started writing to me while I was in prison for eight long years, over that foolish securities violation.
She asked me to get involved with an “Invitation to Join In” and “Think About the Joy of Attaining World Peace.”
Nakita’s letter was to the point, and I was surprised by her ideas of mindful connections and the ability to communicate in English. Some misspelled words indicated her slightly broken English, and I could perceive her Croatian accent.
She was insightful with her messages, but not at all pushy.
She did, however, include a small brochure or flyer that seemed to be inexpensively self-published on a copy machine.
The flyer was announcing a worldwide prayer or mindfulness meditation session, depending on which method was most comfortable for each individual and their mindful connections, to be held three days before Christmas and to last only a mere ten minutes.
Its purpose was to help move forward world peace in all our minds.
I was overwhelmed with curiosity and surprise, wondering who this woman could be. In the back of my mind there were thoughts of her being some kind of a “nut.”.
She was easygoing and so nice and down to earth that I said to myself, “What the heck,” and I gave her letter and flyer my sincere attention.
How could I judge?
I made the decision to open up my mind to her idea of mindful connections, or we may say a psychic link, and a request that I somehow participate in the meditation here from prison.
She also asked that I discretely and privately pass along the information to anyone else I felt would also enjoy participating.
She suggested I put my name and address on the flyer and mail it to anyone I felt would appreciate the cause.
I must admit, I had thoughts along the lines of, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” but she wasn’t trying to sell me anything or pull me into anything threatening, so I dismissed the thoughts.
Suddenly I trusted this women from Croatia!
Her mindful connections invitation, if you will, lent me a sort of excitement. I was not aware of a single other prisoner I could feel safe in sharing this with.
The way rumors fly and get exaggerated, a not-so-good type of label could easily get attached to me, so asking a fellow prisoner to join me was out of the question.
I began to search my mindful connections for at least one person I could send this information to who would not think I was “off my rocker.”.
I needed some time to think this over.
The prison’s typewriter with damaged keys always has a waiting line, so I ruled that out. But my willingness to be open-minded about a psychic connection with someone around the globe discovered that carbon paper could be purchased in the prison commissary.
Since a prisoner could only shop at the prison store once per two weeks, I proceeded to make notes and later would rewrite the flyer on carbon paper, securing one carbon copy of my original.
I now had a clear copy and an original to announce this worldwide meditation session, and perhaps make at least one psychic link.
After I finished rewriting this flyer with carbon paper, all sorts of negative thoughts began twirling in my mind. I actually laughed at myself for being “such an idiot,” over the idea of mindful connections.
Here’s an idea of the invitation’s content which I’d handwritten and ready to mail from deep in the rabbit hole of the prison system:
I described how the Holy Spirit will be glad to take a few peaceful moments off our hands and carry them around the world, where pain and misery and suffering rule, and where peace of mind is desperately sought after or simply needed.
He will not overlook one open mind that will accept the healing gifts they bring, and He will lay these peaceful thoughts everywhere. The Holy Spirit knows they will be welcome.
The goal of the mindfulness meditation was to increase the healing power each time someone accepts them as his or her own thoughts, and uses them to heal. Each gift of peace and healing will be multiplied a thousandfold, and tens of thousands more, and on, and on. It will then be returned to you and will surpass in might.
There were no strings attached, no credit cards, no money, just joy.
An invitation to join us from the privacy of your own home on December 22, 2010 at 9:30 PM Eastern time, where love and peace and forgiveness need only be your focus.
The purpose was to bring unity, or oneness of mind, to everyone, however-so-briefly it may occur. Regardless of time, inner peace is the resulting goal.
That’s the subject of the invitation, but my curiosity was still sky-high about how Nakita somehow knew I was a prisoner and involved in writing and studying about the principles of A Course in Miracles.
Earlier in the day I had suddenly had an urge to trust Nakita, now I was beginning to wonder if this was some kind of game she was playing with my vulnerable side, being that I was a prisoner.
Regardless, something urged me to just press forward.
One completed carbon copy was ready to go somewhere, though I was still thinking about whom to mail it to. I had already decided I would keep the original for myself. I was still swinging back and forth in my mind as to whether I ‘d actually mail it at all.
Even if I found someone, I was periodically haunted by doubts about the validity of the entire project, plus I was afraid of making a fool of myself by believing in mindful connections, or psychic connection with someone.
When I actually thought about it some more, I laughed at myself again.
Only this time it was more like laughing with myself. It hit me that I had nothing else to look forward to for the holidays anyway, so with that state of mind I decided to go forward and not look backwards.
To not discounting a mindful connection