is one of our stories:
IN THE OLIVE GROVE
upon a time there was an ancient and
beautiful olive grove growing peacefully
on a hill near a settlement so old that no
one could remember a time when it had not
grandfather, and his father, and his
father before him had carefully tended
this grove with love and adoration
for the Creator.
olive trees had provided food, oil, and
sustenance for the families of the village
as long as anyone could remember.
were allowed to play there.
They took good care of the trees and
enjoyed a place of their own for a retreat
away from the seriousness of the adult
They had special little
hideaways, little playhouses under
outcroppings of rock.
The trees had seen the laughter of
generations of children.
prayed there too. Many a night saw a
solitary figure climbing the hill to pray
out under the stars. Many a miracle
was attributed to this place. The
olive grove exuded a gentle aura of
sacredness and peace.
On a terrible and fateful night a group
of soldiers from a foreign army had come
rumbling through the valley and up to the
soldiers tore up the trees in bitter
heartless cold rage.
army was under the control of a dark and
scheming leader who had much to gain from
promoting war. The leader had used his
power to create situations of fear,
confusion and pain on every side.
was a dark and mysterious fear that shone
out of the soldiers eyes.
This dark menacing presence provoked
soldiers to perform horrendous acts, acts
that caused pain and outrage to fuel the
magnificent giant olive trees gave up
their lives to this force. They lay
tangled and broken, their soil ravaged and
soul went into shock. His hands trembled
as he turned within to seek inner
He strove with all his might to deal with
his grief and the devastation that had
come upon him and his people.
tried to remain spiritual and pure. He
tried to not give in to the rage and
despair that threatened to envelop him and
carry him away like a vast tidal wave.
tried to comfort his family and the
neighbors in this disaster that had come
upon them all.
eyes closed he prayed deeply, asking for
He prayed harder and longer than he
had ever known he could pray.
He pleaded with God to give
him and his loved ones strength and
peace and healing, to see them
through this terrible crisis, to heal
their hearts so they would not be brought
down into creating more pain and havoc
through terrible emotions of revenge.
he prayed through the night, a great
spiritual presence enfolded him.
saw minds and hearts of everyone touched
with wings of all encompassing love and
He saw a divine light shining with the
power to transform adversity.
the miracle unfolded, peace returned.
There was a beautiful glow as
angels ministered to even the most upset
of the villagers, and transcendent
understanding, tolerance and forgiveness
healing of their souls had begun.
Love and bonding and courage
united them with Divine Being, with each
other, and with the Earth. Hour by hour
this profound sacred experience grew
deeper and more profound.
and understanding took the place of
anger and fear of the attacking army.
With strong inner knowing,
they saw that the soldiers had been
manipulated by a cruel and relentless
They knew deeply in their hearts that
now wings of healing would bring
They felt this healing was all powerful. Divine
Being was taking control.
the next few weeks the truth came out.
An evil dangerous international
plot to create war for profit and power
was publically exposed. Brave people came
forward and testified and the perpetrators
were brought to justice.
olive trees were gone. What could bring
For the healing to be complete, the
village needed the harmony that the
olive trees gave.
What could be done?
the road from the olive grove was a very
small house. A young man with a crooked
leg, of about fourteen years,
lived there with his uncle.
a boy, young Daniel had often watched
quietly as his uncle studied in the wee
morning hours by the light of an old oil
On the table before him always lay an
ancient book of the teachings of Quaballah
, the teachings of The Power of the Word.
uncle told him stories about the ancient
miracles. Daniel dreamed of the great
masters and teachers of days gone by. He
longed with all his heart to understand
bright sunny morning soon after the
tragedy, the lad stopped where the olive
grove had once stood.
to his inner voice, he saw what had to
ran home to his uncle and shouted, "We
must go to the olive grove, we must try
our prayers and get the trees to grow!"
his heart Benjamin felt that the boy was
without action was barren; they must take
the wisdom that had been entrusted to them
and make use of it.
quietly picked up his prayer shawl, his
book, and his faith. Benjamin
and Daniel slowly approached the hill of
the olive grove, praying for the help of
the heavenly hosts.
down on the torn earth of the old orchard
amongst jagged felled trees, they closed
their eyes and settled deep into deep
courage, concentration, feelings, and
infinity they soared.
wings of faith they soared into unity
with the OMNIPOTENT WILL AND HEART OF
THE BELOVED, THEY BECAME ONE WITH DIVINE
WILL AND THE HEART OF THE ONE.
saw that DIVINE
JUSTICE MANDATED THAT THE OLIVE TREES BE
with flowing feelings of great joy
and reaching into his bag, Benjamin pulled
out handfulls of olive seeds.
spread them on a sacred cloth.
and boy, alone on the hillside, prayed
over the seeds while attuning to Divine Providence .
sunrise, without speaking a word, they put
the seeds, one by one, into the earth.
They spat into each little hole that they
made with their fingers, and carefully
placed a seed. With each seed they
placed powers of omnipotent divine will,
visualization of the mature tree, and
flowing feelings of the splendor of the
beautiful presence shone over the
vast silence, feelings of antiquity,
slight fluttering movements played with
the light in the quiet warm air.
every breath Benjamin and Daniel attuned
to the heavenly host of ‘Hagos’.
attuned to Wisdom, to transformation, to
Grace, to Justice, to Power.
every breath, Benjamin and Daniel aligned
their wills with Divine Will.
every breath their emotions were filled
with the feelings of Divine Being.
entire planting was done.
few moments later, a dark cloud appeared
over the olive grove. Rain
little seeds began to sprout.
and Daniel watched as flowing
electromagnetic power of Divine
Consciousness performed the ancient
tiny olive trees grew and grew and grew,
and in about an hour, mature trees were
gleaming in the new day, bearing fruit.
that day Mohammed passed by the grove on
his way to village,
looked up, and THE TREES WERE THERE!
his robe, he ran all the way back to his
house in a state of awe.
roused the family and the neighbors, who
came and stood in utter amazement at the
bottom of the hill, looking up at the
fully grown trees.
breezes ruffled their leaves; plump ripe
fruit hung heavy on each bough.
and his brother Alim fell down on the
ground, weeping with joy and love for
huddled together in states of wonder and
happiness, love and sacredness. Little
children ran up and touched the trees to
make sure that they were real.
and his brother Alim lay prostrate all
that night, crying in gratitude, wonder
and relief, their shoulders heaving and
shaking uncontrollably as tears of joy
A most beautiful outpouring of
gratitude, reverence, and awe poured
forth from their souls into Heaven.
depth of gratitude, such love for the
Divine poured forth that the very ground
radiated with the splendor of it.
they fell into a deep restful healing
with the new sunrise, with amazement and
wonder in their eyes, they dared to look
up yet again.
THE TREES WERE STILL THERE! ! !