Outrageous Openness - Excerpt

"Paula paid off her debts, released everything unnecessary and prepared to die. This world became a diaphanous dream. She ceased having useless conversations. She started telling everyone the truth. She stopped doing anything she didn't want, following her inner clock completely. As she realized this world would go on quite well without her, a peaceful detachment embraced her like a warm bath.

Then, a new twist.

In the third month, the cancer spontaneously left. To the doctors' confusion, all symptoms vanished as fast as they had come. But Paula's calm equanimity remained.

Even more surprising, she had acquired the power to manifest and heal almost anything. If she thought of a certain amount of money, it came almost effortlessly. If she imagined an apple, a stranger pulled one from a bag. People with illnesses began to call for help.

This talent came of its own volition since Paula needed and wanted nothing, having already bid adieu to this world. With no grasping ego, most of her thoughts materialized in a flash. The same Divinity she had once dismissed now flowed unimpeded through her Being.

Paula said, "Maybe when you no longer need anything, you can have everything. And when you stop trying to make things happen, anything can."

"All I know is, the 'me' that used to be is gone. I'm out of the way."

"When you make yourself into zero, your power becomes invisible."

Gandhi


This passage is from Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver.