“Events are like diamonds. Invisible lines connect them, a part of a divine plan. The God lover learns to see and follow these lines, for they smooth his way. They lead over holy ground. It is there that the Holy Spirit does the wonders that help an individual do what he cannot do alone. It shields him. It’s love and mercy are the grace that put joy and goodness into everyday life.”
– A Cosmic Sea of Words: The ECKANKAR Lexicon
A few weeks ago, Lea had made a dinner appointment with Rose, a close friend. Rose was advanced in years and at eighty-two had a phobia of travelling alone. The day Rose had chosen for the dinner date happened to fall on the same Saturday as Lea’s Satsang class. Lea told Rose that she would pick her up in a taxi after her class and together they would head for their dinner destination.
That Saturday at the satsang class, one of the chelas, Eloise, came dressed in ‘sarong kebaya’, a traditional Malay attire. She was going to attend an event in a hotel in Marine Parade. Lea’s eyes widened. “What a coincidence! I’ll be meeting a friend there for dinner”, she quipped. “Can I get a ride to Marine Parade?’. When Eloise nodded, Lea smiled in gratitude. This would make the commute to Rose’s place a lot easier! Lea thanked Divine Spirit for this perfect little gift.
In the car, Eloise’s husband played the tape of Sri Harold singing HU! It was like the spiritually uplifting session at the satsang class had dovetailed to this ethereal atmosphere in the car. A blessing indeed!
During the ride, Lea learnt that Eloise’s event was at a building next to Parkway Parade which was her dinner destination! Immediately Lea texted Rose about her unexpected ride to the building next to Parkway Parade. Rose then replied that she would meet her there. Lea’s heart which had already opened to the earlier unexpected gifts, blossomed even more. She closed her eyes and silently offered thanks for the joy in her heart.
While waiting for Rose’s arrival, Lea noticed that it being a Saturday, most of the eateries were packed to capacity. “How silly of me! I should have made a reservation”, she chided herself. Just then, Rose arrived. They had hardly exchanged greetings when Lea noticed a group of patrons leaving the diner to their right. She hurriedly led Rose to that quaint little place and before long they were seated. Another gift from Divine Spirit?
They had a wonderful time chatting and eating. After dinner, Lea insisted on sending Rose home in a taxi. She figured she could use the same taxi to go home if the taxi driver was agreeable. Otherwise, she would have him drop her off at the nearest train station. Surprisingly, he was very friendly and open to her request. Is this a chance happening? Hardly. The presence of that driver at the right place and precise time was definitely a special delivery from the Divine.
Had Lea taken the train home that night, she would have been caught in the disruption to the train service on the North-South line caused by flooding in the tunnel. Then she would have reached home way past mid-night!
When Lea reflected on the inexplicable connectedness of the events of the day and how seamlessly they were woven into each other, she realized they were not just random coincidences but a trail of diamonds left for her by the hand of the Divine. Being in tune with the ECK, she was able to recognize the diamonds and harness the power of connecting these diamonds (events) to bring a measure of happiness and heaven into her life!
Divine Spirit has many wonderful ways of showing us how we can live life gracefully on our journey home to God and connecting the diamonds is one of them.
Sri Harold Klemp in his book, Living Word, Book 2, writes:
“Every event in our life is part of a divine plan that accounts for each so-called mistake or happening of chance. Most people don’t know that life connects. they don’t realize that the events in their lives are diamonds and invisible lines run between them in every possible direction and combination of points. To be happy, we must take the initiative to connect those points that bring love and goodness to us.”