Want one to chew on?

April 30, 2010

Ever think about how you use your gut to guide you on a daily basis without thinking about it?

Sometimes we just don’t feel like getting up. There’s this little voice inside our heads that tells us to roll over and get a few more winks. Usually, it’s just that we stayed up too late watching a good movie, but perhaps on this one day, it’s especially loud. Don’t get up. Stay in bed! Then you find out that the place you were going to work got blown up! Wow! That’s what happened to many people that didn’t go to work the day the plane hit the twin towers or the day the plane hit the Pentagon.

There are lots of stories like this. My mother was supposed to go to a party and decided at the last minute not to attend. Those that went together were in the same car; unfortunately, the car stalled on a railroad track as a train was coming and they were all killed. They couldn’t get out of the car fast enough. My mother was saved.

I was driving during the early morning hours towards an intersection and a little voice told me to “look left”. As I turned my head, I immediately put my foot on the brake in time to stop the car I was driving just prior to hitting another car that was zooming towards me. Had that voice not provided the warning, I might not be here today.

Don’t under estimate the power of your inner guidance system to give you warnings. But it’s important to pay attention and listen. Be vigilant and let your guidance guide you.

Our energy invites what we give out

April 18, 2010

We manifest whatever we need at the moment based on the energy we give out. Without realizing it, we are attracting whatever we are thinking. So it’s like the law of attraction in reverse. What we are getting, is whatever we are giving out. That’s how we know where we are. This can be very useful if we are paying attention.

It can be as simple as love from an animal. My cats respond to me exactly as I am giving out to them. When they want to be around me, I know that I’m tending to them properly. If my female cat prefers to stay in the other room, I know that I haven’t paid enough attention to her. How amazing our furry friends are to be a litmus test of our emotions. Sometimes, I’m sitting on the sofa and I feel this little tap on my arm. It’s my female cat Judas letting me know that its time to pay attention to her. Wow, how she lets me know.

Meanwhile, my male cat Hercules was crying during the night and my vet said he was having panic attacks. While I was writing my book, I was staying up late and not wanting him to fuss with me. He was reacting like a small child not getting his way. Once I settled down and started loving him properly did the little guy totally calm down. Now he’s back to his old self. We are back to our normal pattern and both of us are getting more sleep.

Animals are wonderful mirrors for our patterns. But people are too. They often aren’t as obvious in letting us know when we are kind, mean, or otherwise not responding properly. But if we pay attention to their reactions, we can figure out how our energy is bringing us exactly what we give out.

Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

April 8, 2010

Every wonder how you just happen to be in the right place at the right time? Do you thing it’s a coincidence or do you believe that you are divinely guided? I subscribe to the later philosophy. Here’s a great example that happened on my recent visit to my Mom in Palm Springs, CA.

We were at the local strip shopping mall, having left the grocery store, and passing a couple with a cute dog sitting in the lovely cafe area just outside on the patio area. The dog was so adorable, I couldn’t help myself, and stopped to pet the little feller as I often do in such cases. Then I looked up at the owners, sitting on either side of their beloved frisky, tail wagging friend. Before I knew it, we were all in a conversation of “where do you come from?, where do you live?, what are you doing here?… etc. etc.” I had my newly-released inspirational memoir in the car, having conducted a book-signing just a day or so before during my visit there, always ready for an impromptu sale and or autograph session.

Apparently, the couple, about 60 years old, were visiting the area from LA and were enjoying a cold drink before heading back to their rented condo. The husband – Michael,  had just lost his mother and was grieving terribly. So much so, that even in the shade, he was continuing to wear his sunglasses to hide his eyes reddened from crying (I later found out from his wife). After hearing me provide the introduction to my book – that my father had communicated with me after he died to provide hope to my mother that there was more to life for – he was very interested. At that moment, I realized the car wasn’t close enough – I needed to carry copies of my book with me. Michael got my Mom’s phone number indicating that he indeed wanted a copy and would come by.

Michael followed through and while I was walking the next morning, he came over and bought the book. In addition, he made real contact with my Mom, for he needed some TLC that only another mother could provide. My mother was happy to have found Michael and has had considerable contact with him since, even inviting him over for dinner while his wife was traveling out of town.

So it all worked out perfectly. I connected with people that needed to meet both me – for my book – and my mother – for her surrogate mothering. In turn, Mom was happy to make the acquaintance of new people that she could relate to. The day went well for all concerned. Was it an accident that I stopped and spoke to them? I don’t think so. Do you?

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