“Scientists are slowly waking up to an inconvenient truth – the universe looks suspiciously like a fix. It’s as if a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics.—Paul Davies
Carol Burnett, who won countless Emmys and Golden Globes during her 12-year tenure on CBS, used to pull on her earlobe during her variety show. It was a sign to her children, who were watching at home, that she loved them.
The universe, for those of us paying attention, is every bit as generous. It’s constantly sending us signs, constantly letting us know that, “Hey, it’s going to be okay. You’re all right. Life is here for your enjoyment.”
Pope Francis says that whenever he’s troubled or needing comfort, he sees a white rose. That’s his personal sign, directly from the Big Guy. My friend Annola is sent a crane—the bird, not the construction rig.
Blessings and signs such as these never end. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t paying attention. We’re too busy following the scripts and constructs we created to serve as our reality.
I’m lucky because I get cool stories sent straight to my inbox from readers who remind me daily of the world’s beneficence.
Here’s one that came in this weekend:
“I joined an E-squared group and had just started the first experiment. Got an unexpected retro check for over $300 I wasn’t expecting but that wasn’t the best part. Later that day my two kids and I went to the beach. I went down to the water’s edge to sing a water healing song and pray for the water. I was wishing I had some tobacco to offer with my prayers. I finished and headed back toward the kids. My eldest son was coming toward me following a seagull which had something in it’s beak. As I got closer, the seagull swung around and flew right toward me. I swear it looked right at me as it dropped it’s package on the ground in front of me. Not only was it a pouch of loose tobacco, it was the very brand (American Spirit) that I use for my prayers! Can you say mind blowing???!!”
I look forward to the day when stories like this are no longer mind-blowing. But simply cause us to nod, pump our fists in the air and say, “Well, duh!”
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.