I haven’t turned the news on in ages, so it was surprising last weekend when the urge hit. Immediately I knew why. I have a fascination with the timing of our storms, and sure enough, there was Super storm Sandy, hitting the east coast, the week before elections. We are stirred up as a country, and it is no wonder that the mass consciousness is being reflected in whirling winds and rising waters.
I called home promptly. My folks, my brother and his family all live in Northern, Virginia, where flooding is rare but winds can do some serious damage. My mom is recovering well from hip surgery and she’s a strong woman, but in my heart of hearts, I knew she didn’t need to deal with one more thing. So I prayed, “Dear God, thank you for keeping their power on and if it must go out, assist them with grace and ease.” My mom wasn’t worried. She told me she had slept deeply listening to what she considered to be the peaceful sounds of wind and pounding rain. Dad had battened down the hatches at their home, but remained unworried. And reflecting their peaceful but prepared attitude, they were among the “lucky” ones for whom power remained on. “Luck” in my book, comes from a sincere faith, humble prayer, and a deep knowing that when trials hit, grace is at work and if you surrender to bringing love into the situation, greater good arises.
To avoid tapping into the chaos and unrest in the world, I have been taking time each morning with God and the angels to sit in silent reception of their love. It works wonders. I feel “in the world but not of it.” I choose gratitude instead of financial fears. I choose to vote and then let it go and pray for whomever gets elected. I choose to let life happen and trust that God loves me. God does love all of us but the real question is, “Do you love yourself enough to take a few minutes a day to sit and breathe and receive love from the creator and the angels?” It takes less than ten minutes and your entire day goes more smoothly. I just sit and pray to be aligned with God’s will. I give God my to do list and ask for help, but I also surrender if my heart changes plans. My days have been flowing with grace and ease as a result. My favorite line when things don’t look as I wish is simple… “God, you know what you’re doing! I know you love me! I can’t wait to see the ma gic that comes from this!” And then I wait for my miracles with absolute faith.
Living this way, they always come.