Hello Dear Ones, it is with great honor that I share with you the first story in the series "The Daily Life of a Modern Merlin".
I feel it is important, before starting the story, to tell you a little about the name of this series.
This name appeared about 3 years ago. It's the name of the document in my Google account where I wrote hundreds of stories, rants and even what I call "self-therapy". Ultimately, the simple flow of consciousness through words. I thought about recording a podcast with that name or making videos on YouTube, but until now, that was just the name of my "diary". Now, I mean, about 2 minutes ago, when I opened the editor to post this article, I decided that the name would be used to share stories here on the blog. I find this name very interesting, because it is about post-realization experiences. In other words, my path of embodying my light. It is very important to talk about this, because there is a concept that enlightenment is boring, that the enlightened master spends the day meditating and lives hidden in the forest far from everyone. But in reality, today's enlightened masters are in the middle of life, right in the middle of the chaos of the world, in big cities, they have jobs, they pay bills, they have families... Enlightened people are still people!
In this series of "everyday life" stories I will share how ordinary the life of an enlightened being can be, and how extraordinary it is at the same time. As for the part that refers to "Modern Merlin", this refers to the Magic of Life. Being a Merlin means knowing the magic of life, which is nothing more than being awake, conscious. Nothing to do with tricks or magic wands. Magic is consciousness. The Merlins of the past already knew this, but it's worth adding the word "modern", as the challenges a Merlin faces today are somewhat different from those of old.
Story 1 - The Day of the Solar Eclipse
Last week I had the opportunity to see an Eclipse.
The whole day was full of unexpected events that led me right to see the Eclipse at the beach.
I went out in the morning thinking about work and paying the bills, I thought I wasn't going to see the Eclipse because it would harm my eyes, so I was not expecting to see it, I wasn't even caring too much about it.
I just went to the beach and started working selling art, like I usually do on Saturdays.
One thing about this day is that instead of going to the same beach I go to every weekend, I stayed on the beach close to my house. This was the best choice, in less than 2 hours of work I had already received the amount of money I wanted on that day. And with less effort.
It was early, so my partner Lucas and I decided to keep working, walking on the sand.
As I walked alone, a guy at a table called me and bought a bracelet for his daughter. He asked me how my day was going, if the sales were good, and where I came from, and I shared a little bit of my story with him. So he invited me to sit at table with him and his family. I sat there, and he invited me to a shot of whiskey and asked the waiter for a bottle of Stella Artois beer. I allowed myself to relax a little bit. In a few moments, Lucas joined us at table to drink and talk.
As we were talking, the family invited us to have lunch with them at their home (yes, I used the word "invited" many times in this post, but that's exactly what happened: a stream of gifts, all we had to do was receive them. What for me is still difficult sometimes. Resistance and doubts keep coming up, but as soon as realize them, I choose to receive and go beyond them. I have to admit Lucas is helping me a lot with being comfortable receiving)
Keeping up with the story: we got to their beautiful house and in a few minutes the food was on the table!
Typical food from Northeast Brazil. Those who know the food from the state of Pernambuco know what I am talking about. Delicious food!
While being in their house, they treated us like we were family. This is something I haven't experienced in any other part of Brazil, only here in the Northeast region, far away from my hometown.
I feel so grateful to live this human experience, to feel how people care for each other, how people are open to giving without expectations.
We stayed in their home till the afternoon was almost gone when we felt it was time to leave.
We thanked them for all they gave us that day, and Lucas gave the little girl a macramé bracelet.
They said they are our friends and we can call them and go there whenever we want.
We left their house and headed to the supermarket, but before we got there, Lucas remembered me about the eclipse! We went straight to the beach again!!
As soon as we got on the beach and looked in the direction of the sun, there it was: the solar eclipse!
I couldn't believe I was seeing it! I believed so much in the idea that it was not going to be possible, that I forgot it was such an easy thing: just look!
The sunlight was shadowed by the moon, and the whole atmosphere of the beach was magical!!
It was the first eclipse I saw in my life. The sunglasses I was wearing have a red lens, so I saw it all in red!!
The beautiful shape of the moon on the sun ... What a miracle is the cosmos!! I visit it so much in Magical Travels, seeing it with physical eyes was quite a different experience. I felt energy vibrating in my body, in the flesh and bones... It was exquisite!
As I said before, that day I thought about going out for a normal day of work, I hadn't even put on a bikini to swim in the sea.
Which was no impediment, once again Lucas calling me to life.
"Come live, stop making excuses!"
And so we bathed in the delicious sea of Maragogi under the light and energy of the Eclipse!
So fun and so simple. Nothing more is needed than allowing yourself!
This is the first story.
Many more coming soon!