The Universe had my back!
Now, I grew up in the camp of “seeing is believing.” If it can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist, and numbers don’t lie. Statisticians sometimes do, but numbers do not. And of course, judgmental-me thinks you would agree if you bothered to take the time to look.
However, over the many years that I’ve traveled along this road of coaching, I’ve softened quite a bit. Matter of fact, my approach is practically 180 degrees in the opposite direction. Now, I try to sit back and see what will show up. You never know. And I love surprises.
Here’s how it worked last week
I traveled over the Fall break to visit a sister in Northwest Arkansas. While there, I met lovely people, had a blast singing with my talented sister in the piano bar, and visited the incredible Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The entire visit solidified my hunch that this would be a lovely place to live.
On Tuesday, as I was packing to leave for home, it occurred to me that I would love to have a massage when I got back to Colorado. That would feel so good, and all the road tension from driving 800 miles would be released. Mmmmm. Yes. I need a massage. As soon as I get back.
Here’s how my mind was working: Wah Wah Wah… in order to schedule a massage means I need to take out my laptop, pull up my massage therapist’s scheduling system, check my calendar and set my appointment. Oh man, I don’t want to go through all that. Everything is packed or almost packed. I just want a massage.
So, I asked for one. I said to the Universe “I want a massage when I get back to CO, and (I figured as long as I’m asking) I want it for free.”
And then I got back to work and forgot all about it.
I drove all day Wednesday and again Thursday. (I think I was in Kansas for at least 8 months… if you’ve driven it, you know.) Friday was an unpacking and settling-in day followed by a lovely evening at the Blue Moose Art Gallery.
Little did I know, on the agenda at the gallery that night was a healing arts sampler from a local health provider. They were offering free sessions of acupuncture, energy work, and you guessed it, free neck and shoulder massage.
As I’m slumped into the chair massage melting under the therapist’s strong hands working out the knots in my tired over-stressed shoulders, I remembered.
I asked for a free massage. This is a free massage. Hey, THANKS!!
I asked for what I wanted, and the Universe came through without one moment’s extra thought from me. The Universe literally had my back!
It was just that simple.
Then I thought about my little cabin by a bubbly brook in the mountains. I’ve been asking for that one since I was 16 years old. Perhaps this trip to Arkansas is opening a path to make that a reality as well. I’m curious to see how fast it will happen.
And, I’m going to keep asking for what I want. How about you? What has been your experience? Please share in the comments below!