A lady had a precious necklace round her neck. Once in her excitement she forgot it and thought that the necklace was lost. She became anxious and looked for it in her home but could not find it. She asked friends and neighbours if they knew anything about the necklace. They did not. At last a kind friend of hers told her to feel the necklace round her neck. She found that it had all along been round her neck and she was happy. When others asked her later if she found the necklace which was lost, she said, 'Yes, I have found it.' She still felt that she had recovered a lost jewel. Now, did she lose it at all? It was all along round her neck. But judge her feelings. She was as happy as if she had recoverd a lost jewel. Similarly with us, we imagine that we will realize that Self some time, whereas we are never anything but the Self.
From Be As You Are Teachings from Ramana Maharshi by David Godman.
This simple teaching story reminds us that our Diamond Self is always present and accessible to us. We spend so much time believing in our "stories" so that regular reminders of the "Truth" is often necessary. Recently I conducted a series of Sound Healing sessions with a person with whom there was so little dialog or feedback that it triggered some feelings of insecurity.I wondered how much the sessions were helping her. But several weeks later I got a message from another person that my client loved the sessions and was helped tremendously by them.. This reminded me that the sound of the Himalayan bowls brings us back to our Truth, to our Wholeness- with or without the dialog.
If you would like to spend a quiet moment listening to the Sound of Creation.. the sound of the Himalayan bowls.. check out my video on YouTube at:>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gws_O8OQSIo