For a few years now I have craved one of those fancy coffee makers that make individual cups of coffee.. But I always resisted buy one. I'm the only coffee drinker at our house, and I like to live really simply in terms of gadgets and such. For me, less is Way better!
This past weekend at the INATS conference in Denver, I got to stay at a fanastic hotel courtesy of my publisher, Llewellyn. I was excited about the puffy towels, bazillon soft pillows... You could even order a live goldfish for your room, in case you got lonely!
But the most impressive to me, was they had these special coffee makers, just like I'd always wanted... Pop in the tiny sealed canister, push a button and your brew is ready!
I popped, I pushed, I sipped.
And then the wake up call arrived... I liked my home coffee better. The simple boil water run it through a recycled paper filter direct into the cup coffee...
Rich, deep, perfect... Ahhhhhh!
Sometimes we think we want something, only to find our we really don't. In coffee, and in many aspects of our lives.
The good thing is, the Universe is well aware of what we think we want, and what we actually need to accompany us on our path if highest possibility.
Take a look at this in your own life today.
Trust, brew, go forward!!!!!
I had the great delight in studying the novel Field of Dreams in college, way back in the day when books where all chiseled on stone tablet...
The ideas of that book... Trust the guidance you receive, act on it... Have also been my compass during this journey.
Yesterday I spend most of the day packing and shipping an enormous amount of Preorders for my new book, Becoming Your Best Self ( details on my site). There are still many more to process when I get back from INATS
Yes, it's old fashioned, yes it's time consuming but it has given me great joy to do something personal and special at this time.
It's raining again. But the weekend was a glory of gentle sun.
We strolled Independence (pop. 7,000 not 15k as originally mentioned), where it is common to see giant tractors driving down Main Street.
In the center of the town is a fountain, meant for dangling your fingers or even dipping a toe in.
And, for making wishes.
I did not have a wish to make that day...but from the corner of my eye I spotted an old, dented penny, laying on the pavement not far from the fountain.
I picked it up, closed my eyes, and wished that whoever's wish was on this penny... Whoever had a wish that needed to be granted... that this would come true.
Maybe it was yours? Maybe someone else's? In our connection as One, it doesn't really matter.
What affects one, affects All.
I teach on syncronicites, or Strands as I call them. They used to arrive to me in extremely direct ways... Seeing 40 El Caminos in one day, walking directly into the arms of the man who was to become my partner at a concert with 40,000 people... Very direct, can't miss it stuff.
You go around thinking the Universe is random and then this stuff happens and you know it isn't so...
Recently, I came into a Twitter by Iyanla Vanzant. I don't know how she got on my feed... She was just there. I noticed her comment, in the way that you do. There's just this flash of knowing...
A day later, I was preparing for my weekend at INATS in Denver, and I saw she was going to be a guest speaker. My radar went up... That was weird.
By this time I have not noticed I am in a Strand on the esteemed Ms. IV... I'm oblivious... But the Universe is working on me.
The Next day, I head into the lovely town of Independence Oregon, population 15k or something. Get a croissant and latte at this awesome little bakery. Decide, on absolute whim, to step into the tiny used book store that's been there for decades... I have not been in that store for five years, six?
But this time, it's Iike a tractor beam is pulling me in... I can't stop myself.
I walk directly back to the spirituality and self help section, and here's were it gets weird. There's No One in the store... except in that particular aisle. In fact, standing Right in front of where I want to stand, there is a woman.
It's so awkward in fact, I saw something like "I'm not trying to crowd you, I just like this section too". And she says Nothing. She doesn't respond or move or nod or shrug... Almost like... Almost like she's not a human, or she's not really there... Or????
Because she's standing where I want to stand, I have to stand in front of a different section. I look up, and think I see a book by Kurt Vonnegut... The lettering on the spine is very swirly.
I pull the book out... And this is the only book I have liked at or touched this entire time in the store.., again, tractor beam is on High... And of course this is a book by Iyanla Vanzant.
I start laughing. I have no idea what any of it means, and it's not important... I realize simply that i am in a Strand, and i am being guided.
I buy the book. I head outside into the sun and open the book to a random page, where I read "The only requirement for you to become a living example of faith is to work on yourself."
Which is the answer to the question I have been asking the Divine all week.
Our perception is that one kind of energy is better than another...
We want to opt out of that which makes us feel frazzled, stressed, etc as if there's something inherently bad about certain energy.
Energy is energy. Lock into the hum, and get to know this.
Bask in it all... The All of everything.
It's taking some used to, this idea of being One.
Easy to say... "we are One" etc....Heck, we've been saying it since the Beatles brought it to Western culture.
But the getting used to the actuality of Oneness as this becomes part of our lives, namely via the digital age, the social media age, our lives as Twitterati in which we can and do connect instantaneously with anyone and everyone at any time.
This new techno Oneness is the shift. It's training us to understand how intuition works...
In ten years, a hundred years... The technology will not be needed. We'll just do it with our minds.
It sounds far fetched, but as one who works in intuition, this is what is happening, and this is what is to come.
I've been thinking lately about Oneness, interconnectivity and how social media or the web in general has been a game changer.
The thing is, it's now impossible to get out of the game.
The connectivity was all there before; we just couldn't see it, hear it... We weren't cognizant.
But now, the game's on 24/7, in ways we can't get out of our mind even when we unplug, turn off, disengage.
We are cognizant of the energy of connection now, in a whole new way.
As I've started Twitter I've been intuiting or having the flash or hit of knowing about each person that I come in contact with. This has not been pleasant or desired.
It's similar to what happens when I or anyone goes into a crowd... All of the information about everyone just floods in.
Social media is a template or trainer for the bigger energy that's always been there.
It can't be turned off, because it's what we are.
There is discomfort, as we all move to this realization.
There's a particular rose bush that sweeps over an archway in our garden. Most of the year, it's just a mass of green.
But at some point, a profusion of tightly held buds show up almost overnight, seemingly out of nowhere.
And a few days later, we awaken to the sweetest most heady perfume wafting in through the open windows... The roses have bloomed, and it is a delirium of scent and color and beauty.
People are like this too. One minute you're tight in the bud.. The next you're exploded into beauty, fully expanded in yourself.
Today, take a moment. And consider what or how or when you will be blooming next....
I saw a show at NW Dance Project yesterday in Portland, and got a chance to meet artistic director Sarah Slipper.
The performance was held in the company's rehearsal and teaching space, a big expansive room of grey and mirrors and windows and light.
The dancing was fabulous, dancers so close we could hear their ragged breathing, the way their feet slapped the floor, and at one point, the buzz of the most enormous bee I have ever seen, flying slowly, majestically across the air space if the stage.
Life's your dance. We get this giant rehearsal space to try things out, and yet the same time everything is live.
Every moment is a choice to be expansive, wild, free, and fully present with exquisite attention to the moment.
Enjoy your dance today....
I spent much of yesterday in a meadow of daisies, just sitting, being, listening to the birds and hum of insects, the sound of the wind in the grasses.
The energy was magical; a sense of tree spirits, Native spirits who once roamed this land, various energy forms, all hanging out in this meadow.
The light was very clear that day. Everything was in a kind of hyper focus... Nothing hidden from view.
Or so I thought.
When I looked at this photo, it surprised me! The way the light streams in like actual rays. And the misty bluish haze to the left, looking like a spirit from what I've seen of spirit photos.
There is much unseen in the seen world; the ways of God in a meadow.
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of clients dealing with fear. Not just normal fears, say of a spider in the shower... Of Course we'd all running screaming away from that!!!!
These are fears about changing... About moving out of a status quo that isn't working, and that we know isn't working.
This might be career, relationships, moving, anything...
I wonder why we become fearful, when it is find to change? What is the cultural collective, the group thought that sets us up to be afraid when we are making change.
Fear of failure? Well, of course we're going to fail repeatedly.... Many, many times in this lifetime.
This is reality for all of us... So why is it a problem???
Fear of success, which often means we have to let go of situations and relationships that aren't coming along for the ride?
Again, it's just how it works.
Understanding that your comfort zone is temporary, that try as you might you simply can't stay in bed with covers pulled over your head... That change... And growth... Are the realities...
This can help, if you feel fear at the aspect of change.
My new book Becoming Your Best Slf has lots of tools and exercises for intuitive change without fear. www.sarawiseman.com/books.html
The last week's raced by so quickly, it's hard to even recognize it's gone.
We're at June 6 already? Really?
What happens when time moves slowly, or time moves quickly? In Rocky Horror Picture Show, the called it the time warp.
That's a pretty good term for the our illusionary experience of time.
Our experience of time changes with where we place our attention. This can include past memories, future thinking, over-busyness as distraction, or the Blut Ribbon Winner, present consciousness.
You know... The Now.
Experiment with your time perceptions today. If you're rushed, bored, have too much or too little to do. It's all illusion. You're really just right Here, right Now.
Might as well enjoy it.
I've never understood the concept of completing a Bucket List.
Sure, I have things I want to accomplish in my life: I want to write lots more books, for example, and explore my ideas as they arrive.
But the idea of a long list that must be checked off... That seems to take the fun, and the mystery, out of everything.
Seems like Experience Hoarding, instead of simply allowing things to Flow.
So many times I've clearly thought I was heading one way, only to find the Universe had a very different direction in mind.
Switch course, continue.
I go where the energy is moving.
If it fits my plan, great.
If not, make a new plan.
Seems like the actual stuff of the human experience is so intense, so amazing, a very little bit goes a very long way.
I'm currently working on some writing that's very close to me: The Four Passages of the Heart through pain, compassion, connection and into love. You'll be hearing more about it soon. But in the meantime, I'm writing...
And I'm also listening, headphones on, to our new album, Radhe's Dream by Martyrs of Sound. This is our 4th album, and I'm not sure how to describe it, except that is is perhaps the most emotionally evocative, heart-opening music I have heard in a very long time. Listen now.
I'm not that fond of the Beatles.
I know... I'm the one in seven billion people who's not.
However, I gotta hand it to GJPR... they were connected to Source in their creativity and their message, in a way that most people in their era didn't get yet.
And these were young guys! Very conscious for their age!
Let it be, the lyrics of one of their most beloved songs... and the idea of Letting it Be... are great ideas to hang your hat on today.
Everything's happening all around us. We're like this giant anthill of activity, vibration, noise, frequency... we're like ants swarming the planet. Even if you're still in a private, serene spot—this activity IS STILL HAPPENING.
Expand that out to Universal level, and you realize that energy is ALWAYS moving.
So let it be.
You're not in control of things, as much as you thought you were.
Relax. Breath. Be a part of everything.
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