I love it when the universe answers my questions in unexpected ways!
A week or so ago I logged onto my computer, and on my home page of iGoogle I have a widget with my horoscope. I often read it, though generally only pay passing regard for what it says.
On this day though, it mentioned that each day we make a difference, and that if we are interested in knowing some areas where we are making a difference but not consciously recognising our contribution, that to ask for this to be shown to us. And so,… I said a quick little prayer asking for some unrecognised area of the significance of my being to be highlighted to me.
Now it is interesting, because I am very familiar with the concept of Precession; that the activity that we think is our “life purpose” is often only a side-benefit to the real contribution we make to life (which is often not obvious to us). In fact, here is one of my favourite quotes that I send in my signature at the end of every email:
“Your significance will forever remain obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your purpose if you apply yourself to converting all your experience to the highest advantage of others” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
A few hours later, I received a call from a friend who was processing the emotions of grief at the recent passing of her Auntie. So I invited her to come over and spend the day with me. We had a fun time chatting, surfing the web, and catching up on each other’s news.
Later that night, my friend Andrea invited me to attend our Goddess meetings together. It had been quite a while since I had been to a meeting, and there were a number of new faces there. At the beginning of the meeting I suddenly started feeling rather despondent, and mentioned this to the group, shedding some tears in the process. I am so very blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderfully supportive group of women who were willing to acknowledge my emotion, and allow me to process and release it. 🙂
At the conclusion of the meeting, one of the other Goddesses came up to me, whom I’d never met before, and thanked me for being so open with my emotion! She said that my openness made her feel safer in expressing her own feelings, and that having had the opportunity to also release her emotion, was now feeling much lighter than she had for some time…
However, it wasn’t until we were driving home again that I realised that I was receiving the answers to my question! We driving in Andrea’s car, and she put on a song that was all about friendship, and I burst into tears! I realised that her coming and spending the day with me, the comment from the Goddess and the song in the car were all answers to my question… How cool!
You see, it is easy to acknowledge the deliberate things that we do to make a difference in others lives. However, those things that we do when we are just being ourselves, are also having a positive influence… Being a friend in the times of need, opening the space for heart feelings to be shared, and acknowledging the special roles we play in life are all significant contributions.
And as I was having this Aha! moment, we then drove past a billboard advertising the school that I often volunteer at, and which I do make a significant contribution for.
So for the second time that day, I sent out a prayer, this time of gratitude for the answers that came to me easily and effortlessly. 🙂