Marriage or God?
Marriage or God?
I have another story to tell you, which is a real sweet story about a young woman who felt that if she loved a man, she couldn’t love God at the same time, and she expressed this to me as I was giving the tour. We were walking on Baba’s precious ground here on the Center. So we sat right in front of the Cove, where that little bench is, right down from the Library, and she was saying, “I just don’t know how to figure this out. In my heart it’s like I’ll be dividing my feelings for God and giving the feelings to the man that I love, and I can’t do that, and I can’t let this young man go either. I love him so much.”
So, as we were sitting there, all of sudden there seemed to be a whole lot of bees flying around us. She started to get a little concerned about the bees, and I said, “They won’t bite, they won’t bite. You don’t have to be afraid, we’re safe.” She was watching them and she said, “No, they are just kind of like buzzing around, they aren’t going to bite, are they?” I don’t know what she was thinking, she never expressed openly to me what she was being given at that time. It was all in her heart and stayed in the silence, and she said, “I am safe, I am safe. You know, this is the first time in my life I have ever felt safe. I know now I can marry this young man. I know now I can marry him, and I know I’ll have the love of God also. I know I’m safe, I feel it now.” I looked at her, her eyes were just full of love, and I saw such joy and such peace within her. She just moved differently, everything, it was just beautiful to watch her coming into this realization that she was safe and she could marry, and she wouldn’t lose God. It was just beautiful to watch this happen.
So we got up at one point and there were roses all around, it was very pretty right there, and we just walked right through those bees, walked right past them. Then we finished the tour. It was a beautiful experience with that young woman.