Now that we are celebrating Jesus’ birth from Christmas to Epiphany, it seems appropriate to share a few anecdotes from people who have met Him in spirit.
Jesus The Friend
One of the ‘We Are One World Healing members from South Africa, Renee D., wrote me a list of four stories that came to her mind about our friend Jesus. You can tell from her stories, that she has fun and loving friendship with Jesus, rather than experienced a one-off encounter with him.
1. I really wanted to go to the Lionel Richie concert but had no one to go with, so He and I went together. It only cost me the price of one ticket and when the show began, the four seats on my left were empty! I figured Jesus has a big aura!!! J It was cool though. He sat in the passenger seat of my car with me on the way there, helped look for parking and found me the least crowded routes to my seat. He was a beautiful companion for an evening about love and good times.
2. One morning I was having a troubled moment and asked Him if we could talk. He promptly sat cross-legged on the floor next to me on my yoga mat, and gently took my hand. (Again on the left) When I began my story of woe, He leaned over, kissed me gently on the forehead and then looked into my eyes with those amazing blue ones of His, and I was overwhelmed with His compassion and peace – and of course forgot what I was complaining about completely. He stayed for a while just holding my hand until I was ready to get up and face the day.
3. On the way to work one morning, the classical radio station had played a magnificent piece of music that had me sobbing with the intensity of it. I turned off the radio after it was done in order to hold onto that space for a while longer, and after a while felt like something light to hum along to for the rest of the journey. I remembered I had a cd that might do the trick, so I switched it all back on again and started looking for the right disc in the loaded selection. The next cd that came on was Bryan Adams, and Jesus promptly picked up his guitar and stood at a microphone on the imaginary stage and sang “The Best of Me’ to me. Complete with all the usual fun of a live performance!
4. Another time I was in the car and needing a bit of a boost, I stopped at a traffic light and the car next to me was enjoying Enrique Iglesias‘ “Escape” . The lyrics that jumped out at me were “You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape my Love”.
Jesus The Healer
One of my personal friends here in Vancouver, Canada, is not religious but she’s spiritual. She is also a healing professional who often works with angels. On one occasion, she had decided to invite Jesus into a self-healing session. She had asked him to come into her body and help her heal.
She had asked Jesus to give her an in-body experience as she was sick at that time. Well, he did. He very simply asked her to continue his work, and my friend burst into an uncontrollable crying, releasing many of her fears as a healer. She felt strengthened after wards.
Jesus The Path
Want one more story? I saved the best one for last:
During a Christmas gala dinner this year, I learned another delightful Jesus-encountering story. This lady had been asked to be the God mother for the baby of her best friend. She was thrilled with the honor. The only problem was, as she saw it, that she did not even believe in Jesus.
This was over ten years ago now, while she was living in the UK by herself. Anyhow, one evening while she was reading a book on the sofa and thinking a bit, just like that, Jesus visited her. It was an amazingly wonderful presence. She knew it was Jesus.
She summed it all up by saying ‘It felt great’. What is hard to describe was the look on her face, and her whole demeanor when she told me all this. She was literally glowing with delight, in the most adorable way: like a child who just received the best toy from santa ~ or better!
Needless to say, this encounter with Jesus did not only take her roadblock away from becoming the godmother to her friend’s child, it completely changed her life. She went on a pilgrimage to Bethlehem, and got herself baptized in the red sea.
By Astrid Lee, Reiki Master Teacher
‘We Are One World Healing’ Blog