I find that the lessons I learn from my relationship with my children often teach me the most about my relationship with God and the Universe. In my household, I am a single mother of two young children. That makes *me* the head of the household, kind of the Goddess of my little Universe. I love my children whole-heartedly, enthusiastically, unconditionally. Just as God/the Universe loves me. Our interactions mirror each other; as I raise my children lovingly, kindly…God/the Universe looks upon me in the same parallel ways. Parenting my children is my greatest pleasure…just as guiding me pleases God/the Universe. My children are my Little Ones…just as I am God/the Universe Little One.
My children and I speak openly; we often frequently compromise to make sure that our time is used in ways we all enjoy, that we are all three thriving in our environment. I often ask for their input on most family things, yet it is recognized that I have the final say. I like to think this is the same way my relationship with God/the Universe works. I speak openly, I remain quiet and listen for answers, there is frequently compromise, we want our time used wisely so Spirit thrives as I grow. I want to talk to God/the Universe and know I am heard, just as God/the Universe wants to talk with me and know They are heard.
In my family’s little Universe, going to a theme park is a very special treat. It requires preparation, a rather long drive, quite a lot of money, and at this time in my life while I heal from surgery I am not allowed to participate in riding the rides (an activity I absolutely enjoy!) so on my part it requires patience and an open heart. We all three greatly enjoy theme parks–we often go to celebrate a birthday, a holiday, or a special day…but since a theme park is a treat for us we have never casually gone “just to go”.
My children and I had a weekend off together during which we had absolutely no commitments. This is a very rare occurence, so quite special for us. I asked them what they would like to do. My son looked at me and said “Go to Universal?” (Universal as in Universal Studios, Hollywood–a theme park). With no hesitation, I said “Yes”. He was astonished. My daughter was speechless. He said “Really? Are you serious?” barely able to believe that is how easy it was…ask and you shall receive. I said “Yes, I am serious. We will go during this particular weekend because you asked.” We decided we would like friends to join us if possible, so made our plans.
Over the next two weeks, my son would check in with me to make sure we were really going. Yes, we were. Just the thought warmed his heart, which also warmed mine. So simple. We went to Universal Studios. We had an amazing time. The children were joy filled to spend the day together with friends at this theme park, they were appreciative of all of it, they were just so *happy*. The day flew by. A very very special treat.
Before I share the ending of our Universal trip with you, you need one bit of information..My son’s birthday is in the month of June. He previously told me that what he truly wanted for his birthday was to go to Six Flags on his actual birthday with friends. His request was heartfelt, yet with my current resources (time, money, state of my car) I couldn’t see how to fulfill his request. I believe in manifesting–a concept my children are learning. When he originally told me of his request, I gave it to God and the Universe. On the day of our trip to Universal Studios, I asked God and the Universe to please address my son’s wish and to guide me in allowing for it to manifest. Our day at Universal was so successful that at the end of the day, my friend told me she had six tickets to Six Flags and would we want to go with her family since this day we had spent together was so enjoyable. I asked if she was able to go on my son’s birthday, she was. So…on a spontaneous trip to Universal which I agreed to just because my son asked, and the children were so awesome, my son manifested his birthday wish. Did your jaw drop??? Because mine and his did.
On our drive home, my son was absolutely incredulous. He said “I can’t believe I asked and you said yes, then my birthday trip happened.” I smiled. I’ve been there myself.
I’ve been in the spot where I thought God/the Universe just knew but I asked anyway. I boldly asked for the treat that would make my heart happy. On a whim. Almost didn’t ask because my mind thought how could it be granted, it’s so unreal; yet I asked because my heart said please this is what I’d truly like as a reward. So, I asked…and I received a resounding “Yes”. Just like my son, my reaction was astonishment as in “Really???? You really mean Yes?” It’s *that* easy??? And then, I received my wish happily enjoying every second of it.
In the beginning of this post, I shared with you I am the Goddess of my little Universe, because often I learn my life lessons from parenting my children. My son reminded me of the pure joy of asking, then receiving, and reveling in the reward. A resounding Yes! all because he had the faith to just ask…..but, he had to actually ask, believe it was a possibility, then enjoy it when it is given….
Just as I need to Ask, believe it’s a possibility, and enjoy it when it is given.
Each day may there be something delightful–
Perhaps even unexpected–
That touches your heart.
May your heart remain open,
So that you may ask
With a childlike innocence,
For the little treat that your heart truly desires.
And when you receive
A resounding YES!
May you allow your heart to leap in joy,
Your smile to illuminate your face, your eyes, your being.
May you revel in every single moment of your treat
Knowing that you absolutely deserve it–
Absolutely deserve the joy in it
And may you share it with others if applicable
Or savor the delicious moments for yourself if applicable.
May you continue to ask for, then receive…
A resounding YES!
May you also recognize the moments when
God and the Universe
are gently asking you for a treat that gives great joy,
when you hear the question..
may you also give
A resounding YES!
And may you always remember to say *thank you*
With pure gratitude in your heart….