You had me at HELLO!

HelloHELLO! Greetings and salutations! Hey! Hi! Howdy and Hello! What simple, yet powerful words these can be! How can a simple “hello” be powerful you may ask? The answer is that a hello acknowledges and validates the very existence of another human being! We are all spiritual beings having a human experience. We are living in a time of wonderful transformation yet in my readings and indeed in my daily life, I see people are literally craving a very simple concept. A spirit to spirit hello.

Have you ever felt invisible? I remember as a child I felt that way many times.  It seemed as if adults were talking and I wasn’t even there. There were times I was in a room and not even acknowledged. You’ve heard the saying “children should be seen and not heard” but I felt like I wasn’t being seen either. It’s been many years since I’ve felt  invisible. In fact I haven’t even thought about it since taking my very first meditation class in the early ’90’s. That is, until last week….

Last week I woke up a bit out of sorts. I wasn’t quite feeling ‘in my body’ and real. Normally I go out for a run to get in my body. (Exercise is a great way to feel your body.) When I finished I went to Starbucks as usual. I look forward to seeing the baristas and no matter my mood, for some reason I feel better when I leave. They always say good morning, ask me how the run was, how far, how’s work going.  They smile, look me in the eye and always greet me and acknowledge my presence…not to mention they know my coffee order. 🙂 Anyway, you get the picture.

Normally my Starbucks is a buzz of communication. However on this day as I looked around me I noticed that no one was smiling or looking at anyone else. People were listening to Ipods, working on computers, talking on cell phones, reading the newspaper. For the most part it was as if people weren’t aware of the others in the room. Other than a few tables of people actually talking with each other, NO ONE was interacting! I was in a room full of people and felt totally alone. I watched as customer after customer placed their orders never noticing or acknowledging the person taking their order. Some barely paused their cell phone conversation to place their order. 

I was standing at the counter and placing my order when a man walked up behind me began to give his order. I was in mid sentence with the barista who was looking directly at ME. When I turned around and said hello to this man his response was “oh, sorry I didn’t see you there”. I was standing right in front of him!  As I continued looking around it was as if I was watching a scene in a play from the audience. For the first time since I was a child, I felt invisible!

Then something miraculous happened. Walking home,coffee in hand kind of feeling sorry for myself in that invisible mode, a complete stranger looked me in the eye, smiled and said HELLO. A simple hello instantly changed me from being invisible to being SEEN! This immediately brought a smile to my face. Then the homeless person on the corner said good morning. I looked her in the eye smiled and replied “good morning”…then SHE smiled. I watched her aura get brighter the moment I looked her in the eye! When I give a clairvoyant reading, I can clearly see the impact of spirit to spirit communication. The person I’m reading gets validated by communication to their spirit and of course I find my validation from seeing them get brighter! What I learned on this particular day was how a simple smile, good morning & hello can have an impact on your life.

So how can you give and receive spirit to spirit communication? Well, of course you can get a clairvoyant reading 🙂 but in the meanwhile, you can  practice this in your everyday life! Think of it as a little game of playing with energy. The essence of spirit is playful so this shouldn’t be so hard to do. 🙂 When you go out into the world today, put on a smile, look someone in the eye and say HELLO. Do this with strangers, the homeless person on the street, your neighbors and even the grocery store check out person! Don’t just merely pause your cell phone conversation to place an order at Starbucks…or where ever. Notice what happens when you do this! The simple act of saying hello can change a grimace to a smile, make a sad person feel better,  perhaps give someone hope, or validate the beautiful existence of spirit in someone who feels invisible! You may be surprised at what you get back!  I guarantee as you notice the reaction you receive, it will brighten your day and validate you in spirit as well! I welcome you to post your comments about what YOUR experience was! HELLO!

One thought on “You had me at HELLO!

  1. It sounds so simple, yet it is so powerful in a wonderful way. Say hello, with a bright shining smile on your face and you will start a ripples of smiles that will pass from person to person. I love to do this! Actually, I can’t help it. 🙂

    Sharing Smiles with You,

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