Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, lived a girl so full of joy and happiness that she became known as the “happy leader”. Even as a child, this girl was not willing to follow anyone who did not embrace joy and happiness in each moment. The people of her world did not understand why she seemed to be oblivious to the suffering all around her. But oblivious she was not. She simply saw suffering as a product of the collective conscience. A choice, when made in unison, produced devastating consequences. And she steadfastly refused to participate.
As she mastered the ability to refuse to embrace suffering, the joy in her heart grew and grew. Until one day the denseness of her body fell away. She had become so light of heart that her body transcended the material, which left her with a light, airy, ethereal body that could travel at will through space and time. She found that she could travel to other worlds and, upon reaching her destination, could will her physical body back into existence.
She traveled through the galaxies teaching all she encountered, what she herself had mastered. The letting go of suffering and the embracing of joy, every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day. As more and more beings followed her on her joyful mission, the worlds she visited began to glow with the bright indigo of pure love. War ceased. Murder ceased. Fascism ceased. Racism ceased. Goodwill, cheer, joy, and abundance flourished.
One day she heard a cry of great anguish echo throughout the Universe–a heart-wrenching plea for help. It came from a blue planet on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy. It was recorded in Earth time as August 1945. The event that caused those anguished pleas of more than 100,000 innocent souls, was the horrific nuclear annihilation of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It took many, many years for her to reach the blue planet. Upon her arrival, at the height of the Vietnam War, she found an entire planet seemingly embraced in whole-hearted suffering.
Her name was Dharma and this is her gift.