Life sends you messages. They usually start off as a whisper and keep getting louder until you hear them. Apparently, the Universe had been whispering, and then talking, to me for a while and I wasn’t listening.
So, last week the Universe yelled at me.
While visiting friends in the US, my car died. My kids and I were stuck there for 3 days longer than we’d planned. The kids missed school, I had to cancel clients, and I had to spend a lot of money on car repairs (and an unfavourable exchange rate). I was miserable, but recognized that I was supposed to be learning something. I just didn’t know what. I thought and thought but couldn’t figure it out. On Day 3 of Stuck, I connected to my guides/Higher Self and asked what lesson I was supposed to be learning. The answer was: letting go. This made sense.
What better way to learn to let go than by being in a situation in which you have absolutely no control?
Then, after getting the car fixed and returning home, I finally went to the doctor about an infection I’d had off and on for about a month. Unfortunately, the first antibiotic I got made the infection exponentially worse so I had to go back and get a different one. While I was sitting there, feeling awful, waiting for the new medication to kick in, I had a lot of time to think. Firstly, that a month is a long time to be sick, especially for me. I don’t often get sick and when I do, I’m usually over it in a few days. I’ve had similar illnesses many times before and they usually resolve themselves in a few days. Something was different this time. Our bodies are messengers so I figured mine had something to tell me. Again, I connected to my guides and asked what the lesson was and again, got the answer: letting go.
So, I listened and let go.
I let go when I decided to take my car to the repair shop, accept that situation, and trust that everything would work out for the best. Then, I got a free tow because my best friend is a member of AAA and her boyfriend bought some groceries for us to help us through the couple of days we’d be stuck at her house. My friends rallied and surprised my daughter with gifts and balloons and candy and cake on her birthday, knowing she was having a sucky day being away from her friends.
I let go when I decided to finally go to the doctor. And then, the next day at a conference I won 3 draws with prizes including two 11th row tickets to a NHL hockey game, as well as a book and a journal. And I finally connected with a woman I’ve been hearing about for 4 years, who suggested I connect with another woman she knows. I also got complimented on how amazing and happy I looked – even after the super stressful week I’d had!
Last week, I learned many things:
- I learned to listen for the whispers and the nudges, before the Universe starts yelling.
- I learned to stop trying to be so strong and hold it all together all the damn time.
- I learned that sometimes you have to ask for help.
- I learned that you have to let go so that things can move forward.
- I learned that when things do start moving, the Universe will show you that you’re going the right way.
- I learned to let go.