One of the biggest gifts about living in Abadiania, Brazil is that I’ve been meeting fascinating, courageous, and beautiful people every single day. During our time here, I’ll do my best to share some of their stories with you. Today I share this meditation exercise as it was told to me by my good friend Jon Peris. He’s a man who inspires me and everyone who meets him. You can see him at 1:08 on this trailer for the documentary on John of God: HEALING: John of God Documentary
The Bus Theory
The “Bus Theory” is the simple process of sending love to all who we have encountered in our lives, either incarnate (alive) or disincarnate (deceased). This exercise is done alone in meditation, so you do not need for the person to be present in order to experience the healing benefits.
Imagine that you’re a bus driver, and you have the ability to place anyone you want on your bus. Begin by visualizing/envisioning all of the people who are closest to you, including those who have passed. One by one, as they get on board, hug them and thank them for what they mean to you.
You can seat them wherever you’d like—it’s your bus.
Now invite/welcome people who have only been in your life briefly to join you on the bus, and thank them as well. Invite them to take a seat, and place them wherever you’d like to.
Then invite the people you or other people have had a conflict with. Greet them with a hug and say:
“Thank you for being in my life and teaching me what I needed to learn. God bless you. I love you.”
Consider the possibility that everyone you have met and everything that has happened to you in life was agreed upon, by you, before you were born. As you do this exercise, you will find that more and more people will come to mind. Where you place them in the bus may change the more you do this meditation.
How it Works
Here’s an example of how this works in practice, in my friend Jon’s words:
Lunchtime arrived, and as she came in, she said, “I tried that meditation, and I placed my sister in the front rows. It was not possible to hug her–she kept pushing me away.
I told her: Keep trying.
A few days passed…[the next time I saw her she said] “I’m going home. I will see you when I return [to Abadiania].
When the woman visited the next time, she came straight to me, saying: “You will not believe it! When I saw my sister at the airport, she hugged me, and I was able to do the same…it worked!”
Do you believe that it’s possible to shift a relationship for the better without directly communicating that person? Must forgiveness and acceptance of ourselves be part of the process? Is it possible to heal a relationship simply by working on forgiveness, acceptance and love in your own heart?
Many thanks to my friend Jon, the “Casa Celebrity,” for sharing this story. I owe you French Toast.
Since I began working on this post last week, the topic of forgiveness has been in the air. A student and friend sent me the following story, and I encourage you to share your own in the comment section of this post:
Several years ago I made the difficult decision to end a friendship that was becoming such a negative impact on my life, it was literally making me sick. I loved this person so much and could see the bright qualities she possessed, but the negative at the time was draining so much out of me, I needed to peacefully cut ties and work on healing myself first. Ever since, however, I had always felt that things were unresolved and wanted a way to resolve it…but I was afraid to open those doors again for fear of letting this person bring her negativity back into my life. I would have these intense dreams of arguing with her, then hugging, then arguing again, and after a while, they stopped and I tried to forget.
Over the past two weeks, I ran into one of her friends twice in two different places–and I hadn’t seen her in years! We talked about how my old friend had gotten into a really bad accident recently and it made me want to reach out again and reminded me there was still some healing to do with this person, but I didn’t know if I should contact her. I posed this question to fellow Lightworkers and they reminded me that if I were to contact her, I would need boundaries, but that it would be okay to do so. That night, I had the most incredibly healing dream:
I dreamed that I went over to her house and she was very stand offish and defensive, but I just walked right up to her and gave her the biggest hug, and surrounded her with love and complete understanding and forgiveness for her, myself, and our previous situation. When I woke up that morning, I felt unbelievably rested and rejuvenated…like all was right in the world. (Fellow Lightworkers were right–it was okay to contact her, but the boundaries I chose were physical.)
The really cool thing is, Leigh had been planning on doing a blog about this subject to question whether people can heal relationships on the astral plane. It happened at such perfect timing, the day before she was going to post about this subject! I am so glad I listened to my intuition and shared my story so that this connection could be made. There really are no coincidences!