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    Even from an early age, as I started to become aware that I had a uniquely different gift than all the other kids, I realized that I was a connector, not that I called it that in those formative years! A connector is someone who has an innate ability to bring people together with the foresight that there’s a greater purpose and reason to meet.

    You may well ask how I knew? As a small child I would organize for two people to meet knowing there was something that would benefit them. I continue to do this today, and my closest friends often comment on the amount of time and energy I put out, yet to me it feels right. I know others who do the same, but why do we do this? I feel that as a soul, it’s part of my purpose to assist others, to help in any way I can. It’s as though I’m helping them to move to another level, and in doing so helping their soul to evolve even more. Hopefully one day, we’ll all be able to do this for each other.

    Sometimes, when I’ve orchestrated a meeting, people ask me: “What do you get out of it John?” I want nothing in return, but I get real pleasure when that meeting results in a new opportunity or some other less tangible benefit. When it’s my time to go to the Other-Side, I know that I’ll cross over with no regrets that I didn’t try to do everything in my power to affect change.

    Do you remember a time in your life when a certain person came into your life, and changed your whole world or belief system? For all you know, they might have touched your life in a way that sent you in a new direction on your spiritual path. Also, when people touch each other’s lives, they may never realize how the impact of that one interaction affects many other lives. This is what I’ve often referred to as the ripple affect.

    How can you touch another’s life in a positive way and why would you want to? Because I believe that’s what being a spiritual being in human form is all about. It’s about embracing life and living as a soul. It’s about learning, growing, loving, sharing, and constantly evolving with the time we have here. Helping another creates a ripple affect that will touch more people than you’ll ever know. I helped an elderly woman the other day at the supermarket and she looked at me as if she was in shock that someone actually took the time to help her. She told me that she’d had such an emotional day, that my helping her gave her the boost that she needed. Maybe she passed on that positive attitude when she got home and someone else benefited.

    A simple act from an unexpected person, a stranger, and even children (who are truly our best teachers) can touch our lives in positive ways. Such acts nourish us with courage, hope, inspiration, strength, and often provide us with much needed direction. By touching lives – you’re making miracles.

    John’s Lesson

    I know that for many of you reading this Soul Inspirations, you’re leading busy lives, with little or no time to think, let alone think about helping others. It’s often a case of just getting through the day. When we’re this busy, it’s really hard to help someone else when you feel you don’t really have the time even to help yourself.

    The lesson this week is all about finding that time, as when you take a few moments out of the day to help someone, it really does soothe your soul. The beauty of this is individualism. Every act of kindness, of compassion, of connection is one of a kind.

    As we are all uniquely individual, you’ll touch someone’s life in a way that may be totally different to someone else. Touching another life in a positive way is a personal thing. It has to have your own personal soul signature attached to it. I’ve written about an artist in Boston called Bren, who often gives one of his paintings away for no reason. He’s a connector in his own right too! You don’t have to give away a painting to touch another – even a smile can move a mountain. Sometimes it just comes to you and you know what to do or it could be as simple as a spontaneous kind gesture.

    All I’m asking this week is for you to be conscious of helping another. You may be saying: “But, I’m just one person, what can I do?” You can’t change the world, but you can start by changing yourself. It’s all about letting the part of you that doesn’t often get the chance to speak up come to the surface. Just remember, that what’s going on in the inside will be reflected on the outside.

    Everything in the world is based on the inner-consciousness of man. So I really want you to spend this week thinking about this, and don’t forget that one person (that means you) has the strength to make a difference. You are a soul, so believe and know that you do have power and you do matter in this collective universe.

    Have a Soul-Filled Life!

    Thanks again, John, for a wonderful lesson!:hearts: The Newsletter always seems to have a timely message for me.

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