… and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
— Isaiah 29:18
Whereas I was blind, now I see.
— The Science of Mind, page 319
The Eyes of the Blind
Martha Jenkins has one of the most beautiful faces I have ever seen. She radiates joy, peace, and love — and she is blind. In class one morning we were passing around a mirror, and each person looked himself in the eyes and said, “I am beautiful! I love me! God loves me!” When Martha’s turn arrived, naturally, she could not look into the mirror. “You know, Miss Rainbow,” she began, “ever since I’ve become blind, even though I can’t see people’s faces, I have been able to look into their souls, and I just love every soul I meet!”
How beautiful! If we can keep from being distracted by the physical self of a person, we, too, can go straight through to their soul. This was made clear to me when I participated in a conference for the Association for Humanistic Psychology at USC. At one point, we formed two circles, one facing another. We looked at our own hands, feeling the energy, light, and life flowing through them. Then we raised them and touched the palms of the person in front of us, looking into each other’s eyes. The outer circle remained stationary, while the inner circle slowly moved to the left in a divine trance dance. A most remarkable thing happened. As I truly looked into the eyes of dozens of people I’d never met, I saw how magnificently beautiful they were! I was privileged to behold their souls, just for a moment, and I became WHOLE! I knew what Isaiah meant when he sang, “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened.”
Thank You, God, for the privilege of touching
another soul and blessing that soul as I go through my day.
And thank You for opening my eyes that I might see.