The Flow

So as I sit at the doctor’s office (yes, I go from time to time) I’m pondering why is it that this week has become such a money challenge for me?
First it was the broken tooth and the dentist bill, then the digital thermography bill, then the supposed spider bite that looks like it needs a culture to determine what it actually is, and finally the call from the mechanic that oh yes, my ten year-old car is not invincible, and does need a major repair to make it roadworthy.

I guess I could look at this and wonder “How are we going to get through this week?” But, what I’m slowly starting to understand is that I am not alone in this. My husband and I—are not alone.

This, in a strange way, must be the law of circulation, the idea of flow in the universe. The idea that there is always enough, everywhere, all the time, and it needs to circulate. That what I let go of, without fear, sets in motion this wonderful flow of abundance in my life . It does find its way back, in ways that I can’t imagine.

And of course it works the other way too. I have to be willing to receive abundance in all its forms, without fear, in order to keep the flow going.

So the end of the story….is that we found out late today that we are due a sizable refund from an insurance company for a mistake that was made several months ago, enough to cover all of this and more.

There is always, always enough.

Noticing What I Notice

DetachmentSo twice today I was noticing what I was noticing. I practiced observing without emotionally engaging in what was going on in an interaction with my husband, and later in an interaction with a customer service agent on the phone.

It takes discipline to be in a place of detachment with others! At first, I want to react and feel upset that they are really just trying to annoy me, to bully me, to shame me. But if I just breathe, breathe, breathe, and then start really observing where they are coming from, I see a whole new picture of where they really are.

So today I started to realize that maybe my husband was just frustrated with himself, not me. And maybe that customer service agent was just really stressed with his work, not really so condescending after all.

What if just one time today, each one of us practiced being detached and observing what was happening in an interaction with another?

What if we could do it all day, every day? How would things be different in our lives?

I’m a Blogger Now!

This is my first blog. I resisted this for so long, thinking who really cares about what I have to say, but then I realized that it’s a way to perhaps touch people in a different way than when I work with my hands and energy.

I am setting a vision for this page: I see myself writing about tidbits from my life experience, inspiring you to see something in a new way, or perhaps really articulating something that you too see or feel.

At any rate I hope that you read and enjoy this!