Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege to spend Tibetan New Years with over 3000 Tibetans in Exile who came and gathered in Minneapolis to celebrate, to pray and to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It was an extraordinary day for me to be immersed in an experience of faith, culture, prayer, music, dance and deep commitment to one another and to prayer for the healing and freedom of their homeland.
Although I do not speak or understand a single word of the Tibetan language, I was gladly swimming in the stream of the love and the prayer and the joy that was flowing that day. I received so much expansion of love and compassion in that day, and I participated in mutual respect, kindness, graciousness, tea, rice and prayer of the heart with so many. It was like a day of meeting brothers and sisters I did not know I had, and it was so joyful.
One of my favorite quotes of the Dalai Lama is: ” My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
His presence emanated kindness. His voice communicated gentleness and compassion. His laughter was like a sweet wind blowing away fear and providing assurance to everyone present that God is Compassion and Kindness.
I am so thankful for the amazing opportunity to have been invited to share in that most beautiful day and event with my Tibetan brothers and sisters and the most revered Dalai Lama. Thank you!!!!!!
This word kindness is very central in my life these days. Over and over I hear in my heart the words: “Be kind…” As I enter into this new chapter of my life and focus my heart on the Lord and everything that is Eternal, I am trying to live very consciously and with kindness for everything and everyone in this world and beyond. It is a sweet path. It makes me completely unafraid.
I also want to wish each of you every blessing and kindness of God in your life and I offer you my deep love and respect. The Lord is a gracious and kind God. My life, my inner healing, my freedom, all these are witnesses to the Gracious Kindness of our God. Here is a quote from one of my favorite Psalms:
( Psalm 103: 8)
“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.”
“Miłosierny i litościwy jest Pan, nierychły do gniewu, i wielkiego miłosierdzia.”
” L’Eterno è pietoso e clemente, lento all’ira e di gran benignità.”
With my Gift from the Heart, Z moim Dar z Serca, Con il mio Dono dal Cuore,
Gabriel Orion Marie
* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others! This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)