Thank you for sharing your energy here in this space:)
This is the “Way of the Universe“:
It’s been raining this week..I usually *love* the rain, but the first few days caught me by surprise and followed my neighbor’s departure from the marina..so I initially felt the heaviness of it, rather than the cleansing, pure qualities that I enjoy…
If I didn’t have a life to lead…I’d have stayed inside all day..allowing the rain to be my excuse to hibernate…
When my neighbor left last week so did my internet connection. I find great inspiration interacting online, but I have found that without the ability to access the web throughout the day, I have much more time to be creative and find inspiration in other ways. Perhaps the Way of the Universe… gently nudging me to be less isolated by going to public places for computer use.
I worked graveyard this weekend..exhausting..
On the way home after one shift, I thought I’d like to stop at Coffee Bean because they have free Wi-Fi and were open pre-dawn. I don’t like coffee at all, but I love the atmosphere at my local Coffee Bean..it is always a pleasure for me to visit. I love the energy, the music, the people watching, the views of the harbor..but pre-dawn I was thinking I would ‘roll in’, use my computer, then head home to sleep.
What happened, though, is that the energy rejuvenated my sagging spirits..I felt rested and ready for the day. Imagine my surprise when I walked in thinking I would have Coffee Bean to myself, and instead found several people already set up on their computers..
And I see the Way of the Universe at work here..Exactly what I *need* in a form I wouldn’t have considered…
Yes, I could sign up for Wi-Fi and have access on the boat..but I thought I would try this new and different way for a bit..So, in the interim the children and I spend afternoons at our local coffeehouse..we take turns on the computer, they do homework, we all do creative projects..The children said it is kind of homey to them..I enjoy the music, the energy, the vibe from it all…working in my sketch book at the coffee house–kind of cool to me:) I have conversations with people I hadn’t interacted with before…listen to music that has a futuristic feel to it..smell the aromas of the coffeehouse..and in the midst of it am creating..
The Way of the Universe…new and different because I have opened my heart to possibility…There has been a lot of change in my life and I cannot help but absorb this energy around me..this vibrant, eclectic, embrace the day energy:)
The Way of the Universe..acknowledging my open heart, my newly cleaned space, my willingness to embrace…meeting me right here exactly where I am..I do not know where all of this shall lead, but I am certain that *fun* and great joy…adventure and experience…are right here ready for my next step..
The Way of the Universe:
One of my friends is embroiled in external drama that has temporarily dimmed his light. He asked me how to take faith and go beyond this that he is in…My heart goes out to him.. I felt this was bigger than me so I asked those around me to consider sharing some love and light with him via email or thoughts..
The response blew me away..I will tell you my side..
I sit here in Coffee Bean feeling so blessed..to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people with genuinely loving hearts and kind spirits who would take a few moments to extend grace to a man who yesterday told me it would take a miracle to make him feel better..And I watched this miracle be placed..for this morning, the joy he exudes–even through email– to say thank you for the love and light..thank you for changing his entire day..
My heart swells with gratitude and love..
My eyes fill with tears of joy..
For I feel that Love as well..
What we reflect is also reflected to us..
And I cannot help but think how in the past few weeks, I’d been feeling the void of the “loss” of a few friendships as they went out with the tide..and here I am sitting in overflowing abundant love..
*That* my friends is truly the way..
When you open your heart, even if you are doubting or unsure..When you say I am here, I don’t know how you will use my gifts, but they are yours to use as you may…When you want to sit inside away from the world but instead you walk outside, listen to the wind…let the rain nurture, nourish, cleanse as it is meant to… allow nature to fold you into her open arms and wrap you in delight…
When you embrace…instead of resist..
….View from my seat inside coffee bean..behind the palm trees is the harbor…love this place:)…
You experience Love..golden..Divine..
…Very calm in the midst of a lightening storm…
You are perfectly made… your talents and gifts are amazing resources to those around you…when you share from the overflowing abundance within your life, that abundance will be magnified and returned to you in exactly the places that were empty and waiting to be filled…
And I find the above photo of my rain clouds to be Light filled and glorious.. I once again find Love in the rain..and in the freshness of this new online experience..
May I ask you to consider: what in your life may have become a little ‘stale’ and could use a burst of freshness…