“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
― Charles de Lint
I doubt I am the only person feeling alone lately. A feeling made more intense because our world seems less and less familiar as unprecedented events unfold before us on daily basis.
I’m learning the importance of slowing down so I can appreciate the small things around me.
While watering a week or so ago, doing my usual slow shuffle around the yard, I looked down and saw the rock included in today’s story. As you can see, the outline of the heart is irregular and the overall condition of the heart could be described as rough–all symbolism that seemed so appropriate for these days.
Again, I don’t think I’m the only one feeling a little beat up and worn down these days. My intuition tells me this rock was literally on my path to show me I was not alone. I smiled as I picked up my newest treasure, brushed it off, and put it in my pocket. After some more cleaning my latest heart rock resides beside my computer where it reminds me of my own inner beauty and strength–chips and all.
“We need to be open to ways in which we are being spoken to and in which we are receiving some form of communication. Some people call them signs. Open your heart and allow yourself to be touched by them. They are often stunning expressions of your place in the universe.”
― Susan Barbara Apollon, Touched by the Extraordinary
Not long after this Michael was talking with our insurance company updating information. As he chatted with the agent, he asked the young woman where she was located. I saw his eyes get big as he listened to her reply. The next thing I heard him say was that I was from Iowa, too, and asked what part of Iowa she was from. Her reply was, Tama County, Iowa.
Nicole was talking to us from the little county I grew up in and her sister had once been the Tama County Pork Queen.
How cool is all this? It was like a shot of adrenaline!
What are the odds he’d call and get to talk with someone from my hometown area?
This was another reminder the world is pretty messed up right now but there are still good things and good people in it. I just need to take a breath, stop, look around, and appreciate all the gifts scattered along the way.
“To experience more synchronicity and ‘coincidences’ we need to listen and be aware of the world around us and also our intuition.
That’s how the universe speaks to itself, it’s an ongoing flow of information that comes from both the outside and from within.
Pay attention to how the universe speaks to you today and participate in the flow by being attentive and by listening to your inner voice.”
― Maria Erving