“The world is throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.”–Henry Miller
As you know if you’ve been attending this party for any time at all, I hear about miracles every day. Readers write me with their “You’re never going to believe this” stories.
Here are two that recently tickled my fancy:
1. “So I asked the Universe, the “Dude,” to send me a clear, indisputable sign that It exists and It has my back in the next 48 hours. In response, I received a rainbow over the back of my farm. I’m a lawyer. A rainbow isn’t indisputable. I’ve seen a bazillion in my short 50 years; so, while it was amazing and beautiful, it wasn’t enough to convince me. Noah got a rainbow… now THAT was something – for Noah, not for me. Try again.
“So, the Universe, just to be clear, sent me a sign I could not deny.
“I love foxes. I have been a fox hunter for almost 14 years. (No. We don’t kill foxes. We find them, chase them with hounds, and revel at their incredible intelligence!) I love everything about them, from their genus and species (Vulpes Vulpes) to their unbelievable cunning.
“There is a fox that lives at Bourbon Spring Farm, where I live in an apartment in the barn. I call him the Colonel, after Col. E. H. Taylor, the best bourbon on the planet. He is long and lanky, and BOLD, stopping at the barn some days to groom himself while I marvel at his elegance.
“I was awakened one morning, some time between 3 AM and 5:30, to an odd sound outside my window. The Colonel was barking furiously! If you have ever heard a fox bark, you know it sounds similar to a short, hoarse screaming yell. The Colonel barked for quite some time, clearly telling someone SOMEthing. Then I heard his barks move farther away from the barn toward his home in the woods until I could hear it no more.
Okay, so I wanted a clear, undeniable sign that the Universe is out there and has my back, and I got it. In all my years of seeing foxes – and I have been near many foxes, I have never heard one speak until that day. I have no idea what upset the Colonel so that morning, but having heard him speak so clearly and so closely, I think I can now move back into the other E Squared experiments with the belief that what I ask for WILL manifest.
2. “I got E3 last year before a vacation in Tuscany with my partner and two more couples. We rented a house for a week in a tiny town called Volpaia. Very relaxed, I decided to try to come across the 8 or 9 things you proposed in an exercise. I remember it was number 222, a ball, someone with a funny hat, a song from my teenage years, etc.
“I gave it a week, amused but not with great expectations.
“First thing that happened was while we were deciding which road to take to another town. The narrow roads in Tuscany are very difficult, with very few signs. There was a lot of discussion in the car for quite a long time about which one to take. I was not involved in the discussion until finally I asked for the map (GPS was not an option). First thing I saw was that the most convenient road was number 222. I started to laugh and nobody understood why.
“The ball (I asked to see a ball in an unexpected place) appeared during a long walk between olive trees, far from the village. I fell that something had hit my foot and I saw a tennis ball. When I asked where it had come from, one of my friends said that he had almost stepped on it and felt like throwing it to me.
“Same day, a sign in German (language that I studied for 3 years and gave up) in a car plate which said something like “you are going to have a great day today”. A baby gave me a terrific smile and the last day in Florence I saw a marathon guy with an extremely high, sequel brilliant and extravagant hat, who ran past the sidewalk café where I was waiting for our new rental car. In the middle of the week, just as if I were in a very special state of mind and spirit, I had 3 wonderful and absolutely strange experiences.”
Thanks, my friends, for all your beautiful comments, your unending support. Now go out there and have the best weekend of your life.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.