Missteps

Posted on October 20, 2010. Filed under: Spiritual Awakening | Tags: , , , , , |

Some days I walk with more confidence than others that I’m following my life’s purpose, that I’m guided and supported on this journey by both physical and non-physical friends.  I spend time each day getting quiet, allowing my inner guidance a chance to surface and direct me.  I seek ways to stay grounded and centered, and when I find things that work for me, I try to practice them often.

Even still, there are days when I don’t know what my next step needs to be, when I questions the path I’m on – especially when I run into obstacles and obstructions.  And lots of days, I wonder why things happen the way they do.  When I’m lucky, when time and hindsight serve me well, then sometimes I’m able to answer that plaguing question of “Why?!”

Just yesterday, I experienced something that threw a huge “Why?!” into my path – and today I think I’ve gained some understanding.  While out walking yesterday, doing an activity that keeps me grounded and centered, I unknowingly stepped onto a septic tank cover that collapsed beneath me.  I dropped straight down into the access pipe, grazing the length of my leg on the edge of the pipe.  I recall my arm pit hitting something (the ground), and in the next instant, I was getting up onto my knees, standing up gingerly on my now badly bruised leg, and hoping no one witnessed my embarrassing lapse of sure footing.

Isn’t it interesting that my immediate reaction was one of embarrassment?!  I’m still sorting that one out.  However, the lesson I’ve come away with from this significant misstep is that I AM supremely protected, guarded and guided.

Everything happened so quickly when I fell!  In one instant, I felt incredible pain as my leg scraped down the pipe and my arm hit something solid (at this point I was up to my arm pits into the hole).  The next instant I was getting onto my knees and gingerly standing up.  How could I have gotten out of the hole so quickly, while STILL holding my camera?  How did I get high enough to get onto my knees?  How come there were no injuries to my arm, shoulder, neck or back if my arms did, in fact, stop my fall?

I went back today to check out this hole that I’d inadvertently stepped into, to see if I could figure out how I got out of my predicament so quickly.  I’m left KNOWING that my angels walked with me yesterday, that they caught me as I fell and just as quickly lifted me back out.  I have no doubt of this because there is no “logical” explanation for how I got out of that hole.  My angels are with me, even when I walk unaware.

No one actually witnessed my misstep, but someone did comment on my prolonged absence, saying that “she probably fell into a hole.”  The remark was made flippantly, but wasn’t everyone surprised to find out that was exactly what had happened?

So, back to the big question of “Why?”  Why did I fall into the hole?  Why did I have to bruise my leg?  Why did I have this experience?  I’ve found several different answers – like most experiences, this one served a number of different purposes.

First off, the message to me is clearly that I AM supported, guided and protected every step of the way – even during my missteps.  Since it provided this “evidence” to my ever questioning mind, can it really be considered a “misstep”?  Or was it a calculated way to show evidence of my angelic helpers?

Second, being intent and committed to expressing my spiritual awakening honestly and authentically, I’ve been quick to attribute my rescue to my ever-present and vigilant angels.  I’ve told all of my friends that my angels pulled me from that hole since I couldn’t have managed such a feat – certainly not as quickly and effortlessly (and while still holding my camera).  So this misstep gives me another opportunity to demonstrate the spirit world’s immediate and practical involvement in our daily lives.

Lastly then, my leg injury has given me the means to demonstrate the healing qualities of Reiki.  As soon as I returned from my walk, I immediately iced my leg which was already swelling, bruising and numb to the touch.  While I iced it, I also did Reiki on my leg.  (Reiki is a form of energy healing that channels the Universal Life Force energy, helping the body to heal itself and restore balance.)  Today, though my leg is somewhat sore, it is nowhere near as sensitive nor as painful to touch as it was last night.  The swelling is reduced, and only mild bruising shows.  (This is quite amazing if one knows how very easily I typically bruise!)

So – a misstep?  I really think not in light of everything that has come out of it.  I shared Reiki healing with a couple of people today who may never have heard of Reiki but for my explaining about doing it on my leg.  I’m brought once again to the knowing that all things happen for a reason.

And again, I’m able to walk with confidence (and proof) that I do not walk alone.  All of my steps are guided – even my missteps.

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Green Lights and Parking Spaces

Posted on January 15, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

So often we hear the saying, “It’s the little things in life that matter.”  In our quest for spiritual growth and development, this statement could not be more true.  For while we seek those “Aha” moments, most of our spiritual understanding comes from the subtle nudges and quiet urgings of our spirit.

The spirit world, not bound by the dense energies of our third dimensional physicality, often sees no need for loud or obnoxious messages.  Spirit is content with quietly whispering in our ear or sending subtle messages in the form of frequently seen number patterns.  The trick for us then is to remain open to receiving these quiet messages.

My angels often remind me of their presence by showing me the numbers 27 or 127.  I’ll glance at the clock only to see that the time is 3:27, or I’ll be following a car whose license plate includes the number 127.  Have you noticed any numbers repeatedly showing up for you?

When I began pursuing my spiritual awakening consciously, a psychic encouraged me to play with electrical energy by trying to make all traffic lights green.  At first I wondered what was the point.  So what if I could “make” the lights be green.  As I studied more spiritual ideas, I learned about the power of setting intentions and focusing on believing that the desired outcome is already fulfilled.  So I played more with “intending” all the traffic lights to be green or “intending” to find an empty parking space in the front row or closest to my destination.

Gradually, I’ve begun to understand that the goal of this exercise was not one of learning to control outcomes but one of recognizing messages and guidance.  By tuning into the energy of the traffic lights, I am opening myself to and becoming aware of subtle energy differences.  These minute nuances of energy are indeed the realm of the spiritual.

So now, green traffic lights make me smile because I know that my angels are with me.  I see that they are not only sending me reassuring messages of their presence, but also confirming that they are always with me, paving the way to make my journey easier.  And when I pull up to the post office to find an adjacent parking space available for me, I remember that my angels and guides will always point to the path in the direction of my Highest Good.  With such heavenly assistance, I truly feel blessed to be alive in these momentous times.

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