BY MARGARET MAGNUS
After the Thomas Fire fire struck Meher Mount on December 4, 2017, help in the form of time, energy and money, began trickling in and then streaming in.
It was inspiring for all who were on the ground, day-to-day, to feel the love and caring from around the world. The support made recovery and regeneration practically and energetically possible for Meher Mount.
A WAY TO THANK EVERYONE
It was suggested by Cassandra Bramucci that Meher Mount find a way to thank all the donors and volunteers. She thought sending a keepsake with the ashes from Baba’s Tree would be appropriate.
Cassandra filled more than 300 vials with ashes that had been carefully collected just weeks after the fire. Nancy Pinckert designed the packaging, and Margaret Magnus assembled and mailed the thank you keepsakes. Anonymous donors stepped in to help with the costs. The keepsake packages were mailed or delivered in late May 2018.
The following note was included in the keepsake package.
MANY ARE TOUCHED
In response, there were a number of thank-you acknowledgements for the keepsake. "Thank you so much for the ashes from Baba's Tree. What a moving tribute to the immutable essence that is Love!"- SB
Another wrote, "Thank you for your thoughtfulness that touched my heart." - SD
Many were particularly touched by the ashes from Baba's Tree:
Others responded to say the ashes were now a treasured part of their Meher Baba keepsakes:
An Ongoing Connection
Others noted the ongoing connection to Meher Baba and Baba's Tree. "Thank you so much for the beautiful gift. I’ve always loved being under Baba’s tree and enjoying the energy. Now I can enjoy that energy anywhere I go! I am honored and very happy to receive this lovely gift." – BS