Huge love to your family this morning. Please share with the guys, as I don’t have their email addresses.
I want to write to you about my experience with the book Khayla created for me. My intent was to finish the creation of it and bring it for last night’s celebration, and I could not complete the task. If I were to have been brave enough to come to the mike last night, here’s the story I would have told:
I didn’t really know Khayla, and was really quite in awe of her. As a woman who never had kids, I usually keep on the fringes looking in on family things from an outside perspective. Yet I know I have life experience to share with the young ones, and i look for opportunities to offer something to them… as well as that I have much to learn from them, and I look for those ops as well.
With Khayla, I decided to engage her in creating a book for me, which was left beautifully unfinished. She had taught an art class that I couldnt attend so I figured out this way to support Khayla’s art. I’t gave me an opportunity to interact with her a bit while we talked about what I would want. It actually took me many months to decide, because as a fellow artist, I knew all the work it takes to create something like this and how special it was going to be. I wanted this book to be about my relationship with Baba, for myself, including my favorite quotes, the ones that have most meaning for me , and how they translate into my life..
At the end of a visit with Peni, she gave me the unfinished precious pieces that Khayla had created for the book. The first few pages were already decorated and the rest of the kit was many of the folded cards Aaron was talking about, as well as sheets of beautiful papers and other decorations she had picked out. There were explicit notes taken on what we had said in our conversations, and a deep knowing of what I was looking for. … Wanting her own heart to be heard, she of course heard mine.
That was the first gift… the gift of my heart being heard by Khayla. It is the greatest gift to be heard, understood and acknowledged. I find it very rare in this world to find a person who really knows and understands what I am expressing, and Khayla intuitively knew, outside of words, because she was so much the Heart. In her Innocent Perception, she could Hear our Hearts.
During the following days, I asked Khayla to assist me in continuing to create the book. I read her beautiful instructions to herself, and in that spirit proceeded to create with the papers she had been using and were so graciously given to me by Peni.
She told me to go for it and page by page I created and she smiled; as we shared the flow of Baba’s Creative Love. She told me the book was clearly mine now and not to worry about how She would have done it or dirty fingers and smudges because that is how my life is… and the Love is there in those smudges. She said just create from my Heart and I will Know Her Love… and the book will be perfectly itself!
As the evenings went by and I had the chance to connect with the purity and innocent perception of Khayla’s spirit, I understood the ‘’foundation’’ she had given me in those unfinished folded cards, envelopes and colored papers. She had created for me, a Foundation of Baba’s Love through Her Heart and hands, in a very particular way. …which originated from her deepest Care for another human Heart and her ability to Hear it. That type of Love is what every soul is longing for.
Thank you Khayla, for the perfection of our little intersection within the web of life. Thank you for allowing me to feel Baba’s Love for me through you. Thank you for your Gift to my life.