Friday, December 3, 2021

The Black Pearl

By Maureen Chodaba

It called out my name in a sense. I looked at it and it almost seemed to have a life of its own, to actually be an eye that watched me. I walked away. Like a magnet, it drew me back. So elegant in its style, breathtaking in its mysterious, almost spiritual hue, and crowned with sparkling stars, it told me that I needed it, and that it would serve me well.

From the very moment that it became mine, the magic began. My life has been forever touched by my encounters with breast cancer. First among those I love, and then the demon had the audacity to invade my body as well. Through the power of love and the healing energy of the Universe, I forbade that demon the path of my soul. “You, be gone now, and do not come back!” And with that, the beast was gone.

I learned that there had been another black pearl exactly the same as mine that had found its home earlier. I met the lovely lady who displays this pearl with beauty, worn close to her heart. I learned that she, too, was a warrior who learned how to slay the audacious beast of breast cancer. Who knows the magnetism that drew us both to these beautiful pearls? It seems we were meant to meet. Perhaps the power of healing will flow between our souls thanks to our pearls as the vectors. It’s an incredible thought and one that is indeed difficult to believe… But the Universe is amazing as it brings us together in healing and love.

Perhaps there really are no coincidences. Perhaps there is something so much more than what we see that connects us and binds us in ways too complex for our brains to comprehend. Perhaps there is a reality where science cannot reach.

This is what I will cherish whenever I wear my pearl. This is what I will grasp and believe.

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