It’s 7:20 a.m. on Friday morning and I am heading to work. In front of me I see smoke billowing. The area ahead contained shopping centers, restaurants, and a few houses. A few minutes later I find myself stuck in traffic. Ahead of the traffic I see a lot of flashing red lights, which is at the base of the hill before the shopping centers. I only know of homes and a horse farm in that area – I sense something is wrong but unsure exactly what it is. I send my love to those impacted. There are many folks turning around. I wait a few minutes. Traffic remains at a standstill, I decide to turn around and I plot an alternate way around the area.
I belong to a Facebook group for heart-based (spiritually minded) entrepreneurs. I read a post celebrating 1000 members, and it asked a few questions along with supporting a member that has posted right before your message. I tend to answer questions right away or I will forget about it. I also enjoying answering questions, and I seem to make a new discovery about myself as the questions serve as an inquiry practice. It didn’t feel right to answer this question at 6:30 a.m. so I put it off.
Around Noon at work I decided to type into Google “Buckingham accident” to see what happened this morning. I read a short article that two unidentified people died in a fiery crash, not many details at this time. I send both their families love and support to get through this difficult time. Then I take a moment to reflect on this morning, and how I was running a few minutes late. I am normally in that section of the highway around this time. I remember how odd it was to see frost on my windshield which was only in the area on the driver’s side, and nowhere else on my car and there was no sun hitting the vehicle. I spent a few minutes to scrape my windshield. This little delay may have spared my life.
Later in the day I feel the impulse to return to the Facebook group and answer the questions and offer support to the one who posted before me. I was amazed to see when I went there and saw who posted before me. It was Veronica Lee. She is the one who added me to this group! What timing! She saw I needed support for my manuscript and thought this group will be a perfect fit (it was). I worked with Veronica for a short period of time, and she offered a lot of support and guidance. Now, it is my turn to support her. I am unsure how, but I trust I will know how soon enough.
I thought I was in control of my life, but this isn’t true. The people driving this morning had no idea what they were about to experience. I’ve also been in some very bad accidents and was lucky to survive. We simply do not know what will happen when we get into a car, a plane, walking across the street, or thinking we are safe in our home. Accidents beyond our control happen.
There is a divine plan at work, the intelligence of the universe that is beyond comprehension. The events today showed that there is a synchronicity to life, with divine timing. With all the mental chatter it is hard to see. When the mind is quiet it is easy to see how amazing life can be.
I thought the universe was done for the day and this was the end of the article, but something else happened.
I was sitting in meditation at River Yoga on this Friday evening, this studio sits in-between the firehouse and the deadly accident. I heard the siren blaring from the firehouse. Whenever I hear the siren, I send the fire personnel strength and safety for the scene they are about to encounter. After I sent the intention, my mind was “pulled” to the accident scene. Suddenly, I got very cold and the hair on my bare arms stood straight up. When I mentally “arrived” on the scene of the morning accident I encountered a young woman with dark shoulder length hair looking very sad staring at me. I mentally said to her “I am so sorry dear one that you had to go through this experience, have faith that it will be okay. Go to the light, your loved ones on the other side will be waiting for you.”
After she disappeared I returned to a normal, quiet meditation practice. Then after some time I notice that tears are flowing down my cheeks. I really don’t understand what took place — this is first time that the divine used me to help a soul move along to the other side. I simply allowed the experience to unfold, without questioning. I have developed a deep trust in the universe that is hard to explain.
Driving home from the yoga studio, I had a profound sense of deja-vu as I drove through the scene of the accident. I got a mental flash of what transpired. All that matters in the end is that two families are deeply suffering and my heart goes out to them.
Most of the world is not aware of the unseen forces of the universe, always assisting us…shaping our experiences to allow our soul to grow. The mind cannot comprehend it, so it will deny its existence.
Are you paying attention to all aspects of life unfolding around you? Or is your view narrow?