Feeling the Universe’s Humor?
During yesterday’s group course session, my coach partner, Amy, told a story about how she used to wish for fame when she was little. She distinctly recalls growing up with the desire that everyone across the globe would know her name.
Her maiden name was Scott. Years later she married a guy (with THE sexiest voice I’ve ever heard, by the way) whose last name is Grant. Which officially made her Amy Grant.
Not what she had in mind!! lol (Most reading this blog have likely heard of Grammy winning Amy Grant.) So my partner got her wish for having a name that everyone knew. Just not how she intended.
Her point in the story was:
Did she get what she wanted? No.
Did she get what she asked for? Yes.
I’m inclined to believe that Universe knows our true desires, and doesn’t play games like this with us often.
But I realized Universe is playing with me along these same lines, too.
I’ve been toying with the idea of a new residence. One of the things I would love in a new place is dirt paths instead of cement sidewalks. Gravel drives instead of concrete driveways, and natural growing native plants rather than perfectly manicured landscaping. Squirrels, and neighbors that wave howdy each time we pass, whether we know each other or not.
Over the last week, I realize I got what I asked for, although not remotely what I had in mind.
My two young dogs have taken a toll on this yard that my senior dogs didn’t. Whereas my senior girls kept an eye on the neighborhood from the porch, these pups run up and down the fence line which ensures no grass grows. In fact, on most days their muddy feet track dirt at least halfway up the cement path leading to the front door. Voila … my dirt path.
And no matter how many walks they get, they dig like nobody’s business. Which turns up a fair number of rocks, which somehow end up on the driveway. Not exactly what I had in mind for a gravel driveway …
I met with a friend a couple blocks from my house at the library the other day, and saw a squirrel run across the traffic-packed road. (I think he made it across okay.) So there’s my city squirrel.
It gets better …
Since we’ve had trouble with one of the residents on the street, more neighbors stop by to chat than used to. My neighborhood’s getting closer, although I didn’t expect it would come about from having a drug dealing person in our midst. And on a dog walk today, several trucks passed us and responded in kind to my “howdy” wave.
So as far as Universe is considered, it can cross me off its “to do” list. Mission accomplished.
Got what she asked for.
While I appreciate the evidence that I’ve been heard and answered so succinctly, I recognize some clarity about what I really want might come in handy.
“A more relaxed lifestyle, closer connection to nature, surrounded by easy-going people.”
Then my question becomes: What makes me think I have to move for that? Universe already proved its possible right where I am.
So this is where I get to be even MORE clear about what I want. I may just find I’ve already got what I want – right under my nose.
What are YOU asking for these days?
What’s the true essence of that desire? Boil it down to the heart of it and consider letting the Universe deal with the details. Lots of times we micro-manage when we’d be much better off getting clear about what we really want and leaving the nitty gritty details to the Universe. (Or at least not being attached to the details.)
And Amy, if you ever wished for a Grammy on your mantle, just get that husband of yours out in the spotlight. He’s got an award-winning voice if ever I heard one! (Just kidding! We all know fame and fortune is your destiny!)