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A friend’s incredible experience when she was in jail

Jane is 34 years old and was one of my neighbors in Uganda, and we used to talk together about love. She moved to Kuwait to work and she started sharing love with her friends in Kuwait. She organized a group to talk about love and study the Cards for Living. She told me this story about the challenge she faced recently.

I had been calling Jane’s phone, and her phone was always off. And I was asking myself why is her phone off? She has my e-mail so why isn’t she writing to me? I was really worried about her, because we have never spent a month without communicating, either on phone or by e-mail.

Then, on June 25, 2014 I called her and she finally picked up the phone. She told me that she had been in jail for one month because the company where she was working didn’t follow the rules to bring people from different countries. The employees didn’t know about this and were happy to have a job. Then, suddenly one day the police closed the company and arrested the employees, including Jane.

When Jane reached the jail she met many different people, with all different cases. She was put in one large cell with 50 other people. They were all sleeping there on the floor, and each person had a little mattress and little blanket without bed sheets. She told me that it was an intense life there. For example, to take a bath they had to line up one by one until all 50 people were done.

At night all of them started sweating and couldn’t sleep so they told stories and made a lot of noise. Then, Jane came up with the idea of teaching love in jail and making a schedule of meditation every morning. They had all different religions, and all liked her idea. They started gathering to do meditation, and they took her idea to send love to those people who arrested them and the entire world. They did this every day for the whole month.

Now Jane is out of jail, but the police kept her legal documents, because the investigation is still going on. The workers have to keep reporting each week, and they are not supposed work in Kuwait just wait until they deport them back to their counties.

When I spoke with her on the phone, her spirit was so strong. After her difficult experience in jail, and now living every day with uncertainty, she might be unhappy and afraid, but she is not! She was feeling good because of her beautiful mission in jail.

Love heals the one who loves.


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Sharing the Cards for Living

True Love Card 2

One of the Cards for Living

A friend introduced me to the Cards for Living a couple of years ago. The cards contain wonderful, simple wisdom about living, and I was inspired to teach about them to various people.

At the time I was traveling around every week to teach about love, and I also shared about some of the cards in the schools and communities I visited. The people loved them a lot, and learned so much from them.

Here are some letters they wrote about what they got from the Cards for Living. (If you want to see them yourself, you can find them at cardsforliving.com) And if you want to talk about them with me, I’d love to.

Letter from Madrine:

10/5/13

Thank you for your good, wonderful, useful, and exciting work on sharing the cards for living. They are interesting, educative and they make me to smile, and understand what I didn’t know, and learn more. From the freedom card I learned that I have powers to change everything in my life, and my freedom will always make me happy and smile and also will give people joy.

That’s wonderful things, isn’t it?

Do you know what’s funny is these cards have wonderful and attractive designs that attract people to read them. For my friend Haifah and my sisters too, all of them told me that they are wonderful and educative.

Thank you so much. These cards will change the world. As we learn from them we also teach others and those who pick something of what we are tell them, they will also teach others and that means it will go on like that from one person to another. As people teach others the cards will educate the world.

All my love,

Madrine

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Letter from Darison

2/11/13

I have gained a lot from the cards for living, I have learnt now how to love God and others, to be faithful to everyone, how to live near God, and good ways of pray. I want to see weather it’s true. Now to live near God and good ways of praying to God.

One day I prayed well as the cards teaches how to pray, I wanted to see whether it’s true. I was praying as if I was talking to someone near me. Those days I had problems. Yet even my friend Irene (who also studies the cards) had told me that if you’re praying don’t think that God is so far away from you, but feel that he is near with you. And after two days my problem was solved. 

God bless you.

Love,

Darison