A Trail of Diamonds

“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
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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.”

One thought on “A Trail of Diamonds

  1. Everything happens for a reason, Lea.
    Once we have the spiritual awareness, we can see the connecting diamonds in our lives.

    I have also recently had such an experience, but with inner guidance.

    It was a busy Sunday for me at the ECK Centre. That morning during contemplation I saw myself going out to a dinner with my immediate family. I had the nudge to wear a dress instead of jeans that day. 1st diamond.

    I was facilitating a book discussion, and some chelas commented on my dress and I just said out of the blue that I will be going for a formal dinner. 2nd diamond.

    After book discussion, a few of my friends, one by one, excused themselves from subsequent events and left the ECK Centre.
    I was a little suspicious something was going on. 3rd diamond.

    During the Community HU Song, I saw in my inner a dinner party. My family was there and about 20 other friends were there too. I had this knowingness that there may be a celebration going on. 4th diamond.

    After 5pm HU Song, I asked my husband where shall we go for dinner. He said my daughter mentioned to him that she will arrange for dinner that night.
    I text my daughter where is dinner and what time. She said she’ll let me know after she has made a reservation. This was never a case because she definitely already made ip her mind where to eat. I felt something’s up
    5th diamond

    Half hour later, she text to inform me where dinner is and time. She mentioned that restaurant is packed. No parking space but had requested and arranged we park the car in the VIP lot. Mmm…. 6th diamond

    When we arrived, my daughter and restaurant manager were at the car park to greet us. The manager even opened my car door, address me by my name.
    Oooo 7th diamond

    Normal restaurant seatings are on the ground floor. But I was led to the lift, to go up to the 3rd floor. 8th diamond.

    On the 3rd floor, I was led to a ballroom. The door swung open to a dark room. Suddenly the lights turned on. Surprise!!! The room was filled with faces I know. There were around 60 to 70 people in the beautifully decorated room, streamers and balloons all over the room. The sea of loving people swarmed forward to hug and greet me Happy 70th Birthday

    It was the best and most wonderful gift from my daughter, and in my life. Better than my wedding. I am truly grateful for the gift.
    She even MC the dinner party, and went the length to get my very old photographs from different sources to do a montage. She even arranged recorded videoed from various friends from New Zealand & Australia to wish me birthday greetings and also one greeting and dance from my grandsons from the USA.

    “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 that 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”
    The Spiritual Laws of Life

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