One day in 2012, Maori’s sadness became too heavy to bear. She felt a strong, unexplainable urge to visit Mount Shasta in California, USA. Maori lives in Japan.
Sensing this was important and trusting her inner guidance, Maori traveled to Mount Shasta by herself. Her heart told her she could trust the holy mountain to take care of her, and so trust she did. She set up camp on the slope of Mount Shasta and allowed her trust to overcome the fear of being a lone woman camping on a mountain in a foreign land.
Maori loved Mount Shasta, and the mountain loved her back. Among her fellow campers, she found a family who took her in. They treated her just like a member of their family and invited her into their lives.
Maori thought this was a miracle! Why would total strangers treat her with so much love and generosity? The wall around her heart started to crumble a little bit. Some of the sadness was replaced by gratitude.
Maori started to bring guests from Japan to tour her beloved mountain. Then, in 2015, Maori decided to attend Kathy Zavada’s annual Heart Opening Retreat at Mount Shasta. She had previously met Kathy in 2008. During the retreat, Maori met more people who warmly accepted her with love and compassion. Again, Maori thought this was a miracle, and more of her sadness was replaced–first by gratitude then by love.
As the walls around her heart crumbled even more, Maori began to explore why she had built those walls around her heart, why she kept pushing people away, and why she always ended up feeling alone. With awareness came the strong desire to free her heart and to love openly.
I met Maori at Kathy’s 2016 Mount Shasta Retreat. I sensed a delightfully pure and childlike energy from her. She attracted loving people to her like a magnet. We became friends during the retreat, and she openly shared her journey with me. On the last day of the retreat, Maori celebrated her birthday. She announced to the group that her birthday would be a day of rebirth. Going forward, she will move into life with an open heart and a strong intention to create a magical life full of joy.
I look forward to seeing the fulfillment of that intention as her friend.
Ideas for Creating Your Own Miracles
I am so impressed with Maori’s fearlessness in following her inner guidance even when others may have judged her actions as being reckless. Her faith guided her through a journey of self-discovery that ultimately freed her from a life of loneliness and set her on the path to fulfillment.
I am also amazed at the miraculous relationship that Maori has with Mount Shasta. When I listen to Maori, I can sense her deep love and faith for the holy mountain. She has helped me expand my consciousness to understand that even mountains could speak to us if we are willing to listen. The love that permeates all things leaves me in awe.
If you also find yourself trapped in a life of loneliness, please open your heart to the possibility of a miracle. Start by listening to your inner guidance. Trust it to lead you to what you need to break free. As Maori’s story demonstrates, the answer starts from within you.
Both Maori and I were guided to Kathy Zavada’s beautiful music and loving wisdom. That may be a good place for you to start. In the Miracle Toolbox, I also share other guides that may be of service to you.
May your days be full of miracles!
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~A Course in Miracles