Its not easy to be open. To give without expectations. But when we are truly joyful and feeling trusting in the world we WANT to give. And in this dimension, the material world of getting and the taking transforms into something else. People talk about random acts of kindness. We all know how wonderful it feels when someone we don’t know extends themselves to us in a caring way. A child smiled at me passing by the other day. Our paths crossed only for a moment, but I was struck by the openness of this child towards me. Many children today are taught to distrust strangers, especially adults. And here is this child I don’t know showing me moment of true kindness and openness. lifting my spirit and reminding me that everything we do matters. This was a beautiful thing. Sometimes we open ourselves up to the wrong people. Dysfunction and violation make it harder to recognize the right moments, the right relationships, the right people. We need to learn all over again how to be able to look deeply into the eyes of another and know who they are. This is not a knowing of the critical mind or judgment or something driven by fear. It’s a recognition of goodness. And in that moment there is a shifting of energy that will raise the vibration of universal love and healing for all of us.