One day I caught myself going the wrong way. So I decided to pull the plug, put on the brakes, screech to a halt and immediately change direction. I was really, really going the wrong way.
Once I changed my direction, the miracles started happening.
The way things happened on a particular day could not be imagined or predicted. Every one of my miracles came as a complete surprise. Had my mind tried to reason what I was doing I would have not gotten any of those miracles that happened on that day.
Here’s what happened when I changed direction and started getting miracles:
When we get to the top of the hill, I asked Diane, “We didn’t stop at the bank, how we are going to pay for this now?”
“I’m not sure”, she replied with a chuckle and a shrug of the shoulders.
I get out of the truck and head towards the office uncertain about what I might say and unsure of how to handle the next step in our day. It just felt correct in my body to keep moving in the direction that I was going. I could feel deep inside that if I spent any mental time on the matter that I would lose somehow. I could feel that a solution was ahead even though it seemed impossible, in the moment, and even though I could not see what it might be.
I stepped inside the office door, with a quiet mind and state of trusting but not understanding or seeing what was ahead. I walked in with an empty pocket and no funds to pay but everything seemed strangely ok.
“Now, we don’t do this very often and I don’t know why I’m doing this but I am going to go ahead and do it. You can do the paperwork tomorrow and pay for it another day. Anytime that is convenient for you.” The kind lady said as we negotiated and made plans to finish our deal. “I’ll even give you a better deal when you come back next time. Oh, and by the way, we have everything arranged for you so you don’t have to worry about it.”
Wow…that was too easy. ZERO resistance, MORE than I was hoping for and a fabulous deal.
I was so glad that I didn’t use my mind in the matter at hand. I would have wasted lots of time, money, and energy and showed up way too late to receive the miracle that was waiting for me.
Later that day, Diane and I decide to get a motel room for the night. I insist on getting one of the cabins so I can sleep outside on the deck. She understands and agrees even though the cost of the cabin was more than what we wanted to pay.
However, reflecting on the idea of a private cabin with a fireplace and a deck to sleep on outside was quickly becoming a relaxing break from our busy day and seemed the right thing to do. We couldn’t ignore the fact that Diane continued to drive towards the cabin and that we really didn’t want to drive in any other direction.
We arrive at the inn and secure our wonderful, cozy cabin for the night. Unfortunately, we found out that the hot water was not working at a very inconvenient moment. I rang up the manager to express my unhappiness and challenge the price for the less than perfect accommodations. The manager attempts to negotiate a deal with me. I refuse it, and take my time on making my decision. Before long, the manager is offering a free, complimentary room for one night and one for the next time I stay. I conceded to take advantage of the free room and ended up getting two more nights free, as well.
With a defined, passionate, emotional nature, the tendency is to jump on things and not push away; to get excited or feel a fear and act without playing hard to get. It takes a lot of discipline to hold steady in the waiting and then be able to push away. One must absolutely push away to get the best deals or that fabulous Miracle, I learned that day.
Everything takes care of itself. But it takes care of itself at the last minute, beyond what one thinks it can handle in the waiting. Just as I am about to give up and think that something is not going to work out, it breaks through for me.
Most people do not wait past that moment of tension. They act before the miracle happens and they lose the best opportunities. They don’t wait for life to come to them, they initiate.
The Inner Authority in operation and control of the life is very, very different than when we jump on the pressure to act, which often leads to a “kill the deal”. It is best to be slow, hard to get, almost disinterested and focused on what one enjoys doing the most.
Then, miracles come.
Our Inner Authority leads us into the connections that are harmonious, compatible and of similar vision to empower and bring success.
That is a miracle.
How sweet it is.
2014 Kashi Stone