Recognize signs that the Universe delivers when you have asked for something. Sometimes the evidence is right before your eyes and you haven’t seen it! You have to LOOK!
You ask in many ways, not just with a conscious thought, prayer, vision board or affirmation. Something inside you says ‘I want that’ in a very subtle way. Since my house was foreclosed six years ago, I have often wondered what kind of a house would I like to live in. When I look through magazines for images for my vision board, I am always attracted to home with yards that have beautiful lush landscaping with flowering shrubs and groundcovers. I clip them out and put them on my image box for when I work next with a vision board.
Last year, when I decided to settle down after my extended road trip, I asked the Universe to deliver my new home on a platter. I did not want to work hard to find it. And it came, just as I asked. It came easily and effortlessly. I should also have asked that it be as easy and effortless to live here, but that is another story (smile).
One of the things I love about the complex where I live is the beautiful grounds. The Pacific Northwest is very different from the upper Midwest. Trees and plants are very different. When I moved to this part of the country. I felt inept because I knew so little about the plants that grow here. In this community, one of the things I do to contribute my monthly hours, is to help outside with weeding. My neighbor next door has planted much of what I so admire. As I work outside, Gigi shares her knowledge. She recently took me to a nursery to find some shrubs to replace all the weeds that were in the rock garden that I cleaned out.
Now as I walk about our 35 homes, I recognize various plants, and realize I am gathering knowledge that I had wanted about what kinds of plants thrive here.
A couple of days ago, I was just rocked to my core. I have just spent four or five weeks doing some intensive gardening. I love it. I love the beauty that results. Gratitude for being here and for the loveliness of my home bubbles out of me. My epiphany was that while I had been appreciating the beauty, I had not realized that I had received what I had asked for. I was not really comprehending that the physical beauty of these grounds has been what I wanted, and was in fact had asked for as I would collect magazines of buildings with beautiful grounds. The home isn’t the one in the magazine. The grounds aren’t exactly like the pictures of what I cut out. But the essence I received was what I wanted and more. It is so easy to miss it even though it was in front of my face. I missed it because I hadn’t been purposely including it in my request. Busy gathering pictures that fed my soul, then doing my participation work here, I didn’t see that where I now lived echoed the lushly landscaped beauty of all the photos that I had been drawn to in the past.
I have been living and working with these grounds for over a year. I have very much appreciated the grounds. The part that I either missed or forgot, was that I asked for a home in a beautiful environment with lovely grounds.
It is important to look at your life and your past and see when your desires have manifest. Then really soak it in. I think what happened as I have gardened is that I have been soaking in the reality in a way that my body and mind could understand. Then I could finally see that the Universe very lovingly added this beautiful landscaped dwelling when I asked for my place to be delivered.
We live in times that are potent, and taxing. I’m gardening because it brings peace to me. Now as I wander around our complex, walking the dogs or just looking at the beauty, I feel so awed that the angels and managers of the Universe were so precise when helping me.
It helps shore up my faith, and sooth my spirit to be able to walk and let my eyes feast on such an array of beauty.
And now I am learning how to create those kinds of grounds myself. Tomorrow I am off to find some gorgeous groundcovers. Who would have thought?
So how about adding another piece to your spiritual practice? Look to find and recognize when and where the Universe delivers.
P.S. The Universe can be quite literal. There is a Law of Attraction teacher who tells the story of having cut out a gorgeous modern house and placed it on his vision board. Time went by. He moved several times. Then one day a few months after another move, his five year old son was poking in a box that sat in his office and said “what’s this Daddy?” So he pulls out the poster and it was the old vision board. “Daddy, why is our house in this picture?” He looked closer and his body flooded with chill bumps. He was sitting in the exact house whose picture he had placed on the vision board five or six years earlier.
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