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The sweet gift of synchronicity

  • Posted on October 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I was given a gift yesterday; a reminder actually…

You see, today was my daughter’s birthday, and as is tradition in our house, I made and decorated the birthday cake.
I was finding it a challenge to decide what culinary creation I was going to present, and googled cakes with a nursery rhyme theme.  Up came thousands!  Mostly which were quite complex, and would require multiple days to complete.

Anyway, I went shopping to our local party supplies place, and hey presto! there was a design on a cake accessories box that was just perfect!  “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” it would be.  So, gift number 1, thankyou universe for the inspiration!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Cake

I then visited our local grocery store to buy the remaining perishable items.  I walked a lap of the store, gathered some goods, and proceeded to the checkout.  Just as a reached the checkout another lady stepped in front of me with a couple of items in her arms.  No worries, I thought.  Then a gentleman arrived from our right and started up a conversation with the lady in front of me.  The queue ahead of her had progressed, but she did not move.  Instead she looked at me with an expression of ‘what are you doing here?’ directed toward me, which I thought was odd.  It also dawned on me that it is rather rare that there is ever a queue in this store, as it is a small store, and it certainly wasn’t a busy time of day.

I continued waiting patiently, hoping their conversation would be short-lived.  They kept talking.  I kept waiting.  And then…  The gentleman mentioned something about chocolate cake.

That was it!

I had forgotten something!

In my focus of designing the look of the cake, I had overlooked actually purchasing the supplies to make the cake part of the birthday cake!  Thankyou, thankyou, I thought!

His throw-away comment had been the exact thing I needed to hear, a comment that would save me a return trip to the store.  I felt so grateful for the synchronous comment, and even more grateful that I had noticed it in time to take action.

I turned around, collected the missing ingredients, proceeded to the checkout and all flowed beautifully again.  No line, no waiting, just ease and grace…

In hindsight I also realised that I had ‘coincidentally’ met 2 people earlier in the day whom I had been eager to chat with, and had ‘magically’ appeared at the same place and same time as me, allowing me to efficiently communicate with both of them.  It was a great day, and the party went beautifully today too; a happy birthday girl, lots of happy guests, and a cake that was appreciated and eagerly consumed.

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So I’m wondering, when you have been blessed with a synchronous event that you knew was for your benefit?
I would love for you to leave me a comment and share your blessed moments too.

It just goes to show that you never really know that impact you are having on others, even a throw-away line can be helpful to someone you hadn’t even really noticed was there!
With love to you,
Amanda

The Miracle of Waste Management

  • Posted on September 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Last week I helped people who don’t even know I exist, in a town I’m unlikely to visit, in another state from me entirely.
And I did it all through the miracle and magic of the internet…

You see, one of the ways I complete my Lightworker intent is by using my skills as a computer programmer to add efficiency and ease to other people’s lives. I write programs that simplify the processes needed to complete certain tasks, and help the program users to find the most effective way of doing their jobs. What makes this whole process miraculous is that I have never even met, nor spoken to, the users of many of these programs.

All our communication has been by email, and all my programming has been completed by connecting in remotely over the internet. I could just as easily be sitting at home, in a ski lodge, or with a laptop by the beach and adding value to people’s lives. I find this quite amazing, and love that I can help multiple clients in multiple different countries with a wide variety of requests, all in a matter of minutes, without even leaving my chair!

In this particular instance it was by programming a Waste Management System for a local council, to help their rubbish trucks find the most efficient route for picking up the commercial waste from businesses.

I found it to be a really satisfying project for me, as it was easy to visualise the trucks driving around picking up the waste. I also enjoyed the thought that if the job is done properly (both the program and the truck pickup) the whole council will benefit from the clean and neat environment they are living in. Most of the residents will be completely oblivious to this. It is the sort of job that is only noticed when something goes wrong.

Our healthy, vibrant lives have a lot to owe to these men and women who take the dirty jobs, and assist us in the process of letting go. They allow us to shed the past, and look towards the future. They lighten the load of the pile of ‘stuff’ we accumulate around us, and help us clear the space to make room for new and interesting experiences and creations.

I feel blessed to have been able to use my skills and creativity to assist these unsung heroes in carrying out their purpose.

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In what ways do you use your talents and know-how to add light to our world? Every contribution makes and difference and I would love to hear about yours…
With love,
Miracle Mandy

The angels in our life

  • Posted on September 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm

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Have you ever met a person who seemed to fulfill a silent prayer you had? Someone who appeared in your life due to an amazing ‘coincidence’?

You may have been touched by an angel in human form…

I would love for you to tell me about the angels you have met in your life. Please leave me a comment!

Just what is, a Lightworker?

  • Posted on June 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Introducing myself to a new martial arts student, I mentioned that I am a lightworker. This is a common term amongst many of my friends, but I was reminded that it is not yet a universal term when I was asked “What is a Lightworker?”.

So I thought it would be interesting to note down what my thoughts are, in terms of a definition…

Firstly, let me share what Google returned through an online search:

  • Lightworker – The New Age (also referred to as the New Age movement, New Age spirituality, and Cosmic Humanism) is a decentralized Western social and spiritual movement that seeks “Universal Truth” and the attainment of the highest individual human potential. … en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightworker
  • Lightworker – A person driven and motivated to do work which makes the world a better place, improves peoples’ lives, and/or elevates people to a higher level of consciousness en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lightworker
  • Lightworkers – are those who seek the truth on their spiritual journey toward Enlightenment. They feel the urge to heal others and a deep need to resolve the world’s problems . They very often feel compelled to write, teach, or counsel others; and know without a doubt that they are here for a higher purpose. … www.amorillum.com/page3.htm

And now to my thoughts:
I see a lightworker as someone who consciously chooses to bring greater love, peace and happiness to people’s lives.

A lightworker is someone who develops themselves deliberately, knowing that any improvement they make in their own life will most often times help others.

A lightworker is compassionate and non-judgemental, leads by example, and realises that all people are doing the best they know how, with the knowledge they have, at any point in time.

Many lightworkers have studied ways of helping and healing others, and it is their great joy to share their knowledge in assisting others to better their lives.

These are the ideals I do my best to live up to.
I, too, am still learning, and don’t always achieve it. But I am very clear about they type of person that I choose to be, and use this framework to assess options and make choices in alignment with these ideals whenever I can.

Are you a lightworker too? Many, many people do a number of these things naturally, and add huge amounts of light and love to our world. We are blessed to have these people in our lives, and give thanks for their presence and uplifting natures. If this is your nature, I invite you to also make it a conscious decision, set an intention for your life and join the many of us who are empowering ourselves and others in making our world a better place.

I would love to hear what you think, or if you have any extra ideas on the characteristics that define a lightworker. Please leave me a comment!
With infinite love & gratitude,
Amanda

Succeed with Synchronicity

  • Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I love it when the universe surprises me with synchronous events, like it did today!

It is the Monday of a long weekend here today, and my family went out to visit some quaint towns in the hills for an adventure. And of the three towns we visited, we ‘coincidentally’ ran into friends in two of these three towns!

Succeed with Synchronicity

The first town we visited was with the intention of our daughter’s visiting a favourite toy store that has a lot of hand-made puppets and other interesting amusements. While they were shopping with their Dad, I stayed outside in the park across the road with our dog. I wandered around the park, giving both of us a run, and greeting other dogs and people who ventured into the same space. It was a lovely relaxing time.

As we left, our family had a discussion about where to go next. Our youngest daughter wanted to go straight home, but the rest of us wanted to continue exploring. She was outvoted. So we went to the next spot, to a nursery we were hoping to visit. However, when we go there, it was closed… Next to it was a playground, which we then decided to play on (still with some reluctance from our youngest family member!).

After only a few minutes in the playground, who should arrive, but none other than our youngest daughter’s best friend from school!!! What are the chances that her family would choose to go for a walk to the same playground, at the same time, on the same day that we had ‘accidentally’ stopped there???

Needless to say, our youngest daughter was delighted, and the rest of us were able to enjoy our outdoor time in the playground while the rest of our friends family took their dog for a walk. It was a perfect scenario for our youngest, and also for our eldest daughter who was keen to plan some ideas for her next birthday without being regularly interrupted with ideas from her little sister. We all felt incredibly grateful for this ‘lucky’ turn of events. 🙂

After a good play, both for us and the other family, we decided it was time to move on. We visited a Chocolate Shop for an afternoon drink on our way home. While waiting for our drinks I took our girls to the outside bathroom. When I returned, how amazing it was to find that one of my friends from my Goddess Workshops had chosen to sit right next to us. She had never met my husband, so had no way of knowing that I would be sitting there! We enjoyed a lovely chat (it has been a couple of years since we last saw each other), and then continued on our way. Once again the timing had been spot on, the location had been ideal, and the whole event seemed too well orchestrated to be simply put down to ‘coincidence’.

Having met her best friend at the playground, our youngest daughter was able to re-evaluate her need to say ‘no’ to opportunities, and to learn that sometimes when we think life is going against our will, that it is actually conspiring for something better than we could have even imagined!

What an amazing universe we live in, and many thanks to the great spirit that coordinates the adventures, mysteries and miracles of our lives…

Do you have a story of synchronicity that you would like to share? I would love for you to tell me all about it by leaving me a comment below.

With infinite love & gratitude,
Amanda

I Choose Love

  • Posted on June 7, 2011 at 5:19 am

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What we focus upon expands… I choose love –> what are you choosing?

Just what is, a Miracle???

  • Posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:30 am

With a blog dedicated to miracles, I thought I should first define just what constitutes a miracle.

Here is what Google Dictionary returned:

mir·a·cle

noun /ˈmirikəl/
miracles, plural

  • A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency
    • – the miracle of rising from the grave
  • A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences
    • – it was a miracle that more people hadn’t been killed or injured
    • – a miracle drug
  • An amazing product or achievement, or an outstanding example of something
    • – a machine which was a miracle of design
The free dictionary lists a miracle as:

miracle [ˈmɪrəkəl]

n

1. (Christianity / Ecclesiastical Terms) an event that is contrary to the established laws of nature and attributed to a supernatural cause
2. any amazing or wonderful event
3. a person or thing that is a marvellous example of something the bridge was a miracle of engineering
4. (Performing Arts / Theatre) short for miracle play
5. (modifier)being or seeming a miracle a miracle cure

[from Latin mīrāculum, from mīrārī to wonder at]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

My own definition would be:
Miracle – An event or circumstance that is unexpected, unexplainable, and generates a feeling of awe, wonder and gratitude.
It is with this definition that I aim to report on the miracles that I become aware of in my life and in the lives of those around me.
I would love to hear your definition for what constitutes a miracle, and invite you to post a comment with your thoughts.
With infinite love & gratitude for the experience of miracles in our lives. 🙂