Yesterday was my BIRTHDAY.
I received many beautiful gifts...including a scarf sent from Paris, books by Alan Watts, yellow roses.
I had an Italian dinner outside with my family observed overhead by a smiling, white and pink cat-faced piñata just waiting to reveal her treasures.
Yes, it was truly a lovely day. "And" it also contained a very special spiritual gift...the role modeling of a solution to a challenging problem...a solution I have been in avid pursuit of for some time.
Here is the BACK STORY about this amazing gift.
I received a phone call the night before my birthday shortly before midnight...the cusp of my big day.
It was an unexpected call (enhancing the drama) and it came from The Big Apple. I would guess my subconscious was also involved in the planning of this moment because I had just posted a blog entitled "Happy Birthday to Me" and the caller, who had just awakened from a catnap, had set his alarm to give me his birthday greeting.
I was surprised and delighted by the call and proceeded to enjoy a lively, high vibrational (was this my first clue?), spirited conversation.
After a little while, my friend suggested we do a three way phone call with a cohort of ours. I agreed and thereafter, a conversation ensued ( I call it a comedy of errors in retrospect) in which my friend tried to explain to me how I could start the process and he could enter into it as a surprise.
Except that I was never able to figure out what he was trying to tell me.
Round and round we went until my friend burst out laughing and said, "This is hilarious. I am going to give up trying to control this and just let it happen."
I was astounded by the emotion he was expressing as he uttered the "C" word...CONTROL.
This word has always signaled difficulty to me. A problem I needed to deal with. Work. Hard work. And, here he was laughing and calling the situation "hilarious"!
THIS was truly a NEW VIEW for me of the concept of control...
Trying to achieve "Control" can lead to a messy, confusing production that is (if you hold on to some perspective) funny...actually, hilarious.
And this is what my friend saw in the moment and immediately released his attempt to make something happen. He backed right off and let the Universe do its thing instead.
A wise choice. This came very clear to me very fast because we immediately found ourselves right back into our beautiful conversational flow.
I found this experience...this significant conversation with my friend...to be a very powerful gift.
Suddenly, I felt myself lightening up around the concept of control. The messiness and sloppiness of "trying" to orchestrate something is now striking me as a comedy of wasted energy and the more quickly I am able to realize that fact, the faster I can direct my life back into its lovely flow.
These days I am waiting for passing MOON beams or beams of SUN light to move things along...however the glorious universe presents the unfolding.
A lot simpler. A lot easier. And a lot more fun.
Nice touch for an awesome Birthday. Perhaps that's why the "cat" was smiling!
image from colourbox.com
originally published June 2, 2013