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Cookies and Collisions – A Holiday Tale

I have not written a Collisions story lately so I am very happy Spirit graced me with one that complements this Season of Miracles. Frankly I have had a rough few months and the stress has affected my outlook. I have been feeling weary with a decreased energy level. Saturn transiting all my Scorpio planets in the 9th house (beliefs and expansion) has taken its toll. However, Jupiter just retrograded back on my Mars, giving me the ” bump” I need to weather these challenging times.


This past December 13th, Friday 12-13-13, began like any other. It started off rather mundanely , but I am happy to report that I did not succumb to the negative hype of Friday the 13th. Thank you Sindy and others for enlightening me about the majesty of the number 13. I spent some time online before making a run to get some holiday cookies. I decided that day (on impulse) to indulge in some sugar at Bredenbecks. I love this bakery that has gorgeous gingerbread houses. scrumptious pies, and delightful sugar cookies! Prior to my outing, I heard from my pal Heidi. She contacted me to let me know she included me in her group  Reiki healing! I was truly grateful that my friend decided to include me in this way. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends!

So I traipse off on this cold and snowy day to get some cookies and perhaps a slice of chocolate cheesecake. As I drive up the hill, I consider the icy conditions and the cobblestone street. I quickly and quite unceremoniously wish to find a spot with some time left on the meter.  I prefer to avoid going through the snow and ice and up the cobblestones just to get to the meter. This was just a fleeting wish; I was not really expecting anything. Then I find a spot near the bakery. It is by an expired meter but I am cool with that. Before I can begin to parallel park, a woman motions me towards her. I pull over to find out what she wants. ” I have 35 minutes left on my meter so come with me!”  I am thinking, ” Wow, can she read my mind?” So I drive up to her spot. Not only does she offer me her spot, she begins to direct traffic and guide me into the vacant parking space. I kid you not!

Now here is the really interesting part of this tale: I have this flash about the Universe while all this is going on. While I am attempting to parallel park ( not my strong suit I’m afraid!) I being to imagine a world in which everything conspires in your favor. Where all possible and unimaginable resources operate seamlessly and automatically.  All you  have to do is align yourself and cooperate with the flow!” I promised myself I would remember this , because I sensed it was important.

After I got out of the car, I asked this angel for her name and I shook her hand. I wanted to make sure she was real.  She told me her name was Cynthia. She just radiated kindness and love. I shook her hand and thanked her. She then told me that I should get the snow off the roof of my car because it was dangerous and that I might get a ticket. I saw her again after I left the bakery. I waved at her and she waved back . She was helping a woman in a wheelchair. I wondered if she knew the woman or was just extending more generosity to others.  I thought about Heidi’s healing and my impulsive decision to get cookies. I wondered what universal laws were in operation. I also hoped I could keep this epiphany alive within me.

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I am not typically on board with this recent talk of immediate manifestation of abundance. Apart from finding a parking spot in  a crowded lot a la Parking God, I have not been much of a manifest-er. I like the idea of it. I have created a vision board and tried some other practices designed to counteract poverty consciousness and other self-defeating beliefs. Maybe its my current state of weariness or plain old-fashioned cynicism. I have not had much experience with this particular phenomenon so I have no ” hard evidence.” Well this past Friday the 20th ( a week after my Divine collision) I had a medical appointment. The medical practice moved to a larger office space. It was decorated with stunning artwork that was simply breathtaking. On the counter were several small, sparkly, purple Poinsettia plants. I had not seen these before and I was in love… I asked the receptionist about them and she said that they were painted. She inferred they were painted for the medical practice. I told her ” I want to get one!” I did not really hold the thought. In fact, I quickly forgot about it. 

Fast forward one day ahead to Saturday. I go to the supermarket for a few items and hope to purchase a small Poinsettia as well. The pickings were slim and I told myself to accept what is. I was a bit disappointed, but would not buy an unhealthy plant just to appease my desire to uphold my yearly tradition. On the way home I decide to go to one more store. I recalled that they have had a large selection of plants and flowers in the past. I take a quick survey of their holiday plants section.  I notice they are also practically sold out. I am about to leave the store empty-handed when I see a row of small purple Poinsettia. They were identical to those I saw at the medical office! There were only a few left but I found one that was in good condition. I was almost in shock because I believed that the ones I saw were specially made for my doctor’s practice. Did I misunderstand the receptionist? Did it really matter? Just like with the meter, I briefly held a thought without expectation and look what happens….

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Am I participating in this mass Awakening/Ascension that is being discussed online? Is the key to success what Buddhists call non-attachment? In both of these situations I desired the unexpired meter and the unusual purple plant.  Yet I was not feeling dependent on, or even particularly invested in the outcome. I am utterly amazed and quite baffled by the turn of events. Let me know what you think happened here.  I could really benefit from your experiences with intention.

Please listen now for Divine enjoyment:    The voice of an Angel

I got goosebumps the first time I heard this on the radio.



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21 comments on “Cookies and Collisions – A Holiday Tale

  1. TamrahJo says:

    I, a common cynic, believe whole-heartedly that when we set our minds (and the requisite filters that keep us from being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information washing over us) to a certain thing, then it shows up – – I sometimes believe it would have shown up anyways, but the difference is, without focusing our filters, we would not have noticed it – –
    This is the same reason why I love the saying, “Seeing isn’t believing – Believing is Seeing”


    1. Noticing is key and I am amazed by how much still goes by unnoticed. I agree with you Believing is Seeing!


  2. shreejacob says:

    Oo..I like that thought…that thought we think about what we want then just let it go…we don’t hold an attachment to it!
    I’m not a good manifester either Linda. In fact, I’ve noticed that whenever I think the opposite of what I want…it sorta comes true. For example: I want a parking space, my mind says…I won’t get it….I get it. hahahahaha. Not a good way of doing it…but I’ve always wondered why.


    1. Hi Shree,
      It is easier said then done for some of us though. Thoughts are powerful, but I am still discovering how they operate in my life. I figure you underestimate your abilities, but that is because I admire you so much!


  3. reikiheidi says:

    Hello Linda, Happy 2014! 🙂 What wonderful ‘coincidences’ for you. Like you, I have a hard time with the whole ‘ascension’ thing and don’t know how far my own limits stretch with that. However, manifestation is another matter… as a few people have said above, I think it is about everything going on inside us at the time, however briefly we may think we have thought it, it is the honesty and integrity within, the power of vision and thought. And of course, it is easier to manifest small things that will help/give pleasure, than desire of, say, manifesting a holiday or lots of money! 🙂 Perhaps something ‘extra’ is awakening within you, and so your desires of small things are being aligned with your new awakening, thus creating manifestation? Just a thought!
    Anyway, I look forward to catching up with the rest of your posts and hope to post soon myself… I MISS WP!! xx


    1. Dear Heidi,
      Happy New Year! hard to believe we have only known one another such a short time. So much has happened for both of us this past year. I love the idea of ascension, but we shall see.. I like your theory on manifestation. I probably negate some of what I have attracted/conjured up that is positive, because I tend to remember more of what I do not want 🙂

      I hope to see more of you here on WP, posting, commenting, BEING.
      xx Linda


    1. Thank you Julie 🙂


  4. Dear Linda,
    ‘don’t worry, be happy’
    Sending warm wishes for a very Happy healthy, and harmonious New Year. peace, Eddie


    1. Dear Eddie,
      Do you think I worry too much? I wish you a radiant New Year bursting with creativity, harmony, vitality and love.

      in light and friendship,


  5. Linda, as I listen to Whitney, I am smiling as you thoughts manifest… I truly believe in our thoughts manifesting .. As we send out our intent…. and then release the thought so we give it the energy to manifest within the Universe..
    I hope those Cookies were good ? 🙂 and I often pre-send out my thoughts to manifest just a few small things, such as a parking space, for one 🙂 Its always never failed… I often ask for green lights if I am running late too…. ( But then will often get all red ones on my return journey… Lol ) as if the Universe is making a point! LOL

    Love and Blessings for a Blessed New Year Linda..
    Sue xox


    1. Hi Sue,
      I love Whitney too and the cookies were good 🙂
      I am still learning the mechanics, but now understand that these cosmic encounters are indicators that we are on the right track and are being directed, guided, etc..

      Happy New Year and New Moment unfolding into the next moment…
      Love, Linda


      1. Yes, and I am learning so much with each new moment that unfolds 🙂 Keep watching for the ‘Signs’ 🙂


  6. When I first started noticed things coming to me… after I had asked for them… I noticed I was in a place of complete trust and came from a place of true passion and heart… Whenever I doubted or it came from a place of human want… it stopped the natural manifestation process… I now practice each moment… trusting in self completely… and knowing it is all there, sometimes taking a while to come into our dense physical reality… Hope you had a lovely christmas and here’s to a magical new year 2014… Barbara x


    1. thank you Barbara for sharing your process here, I am still experimenting with manifestation as I am typically better at getting what I don’t want or more of the same lol!
      Here’s to a sparkly shiny new 2014!

      love and lite,


  7. This kind of thing happens to me a lot and I have noticed it having a direct link with how much I have noticed the signs to orchestrate something for someone else. Almost like an instant karma. Maybe we all have to work together, doing the best we can for everyone, to have this done for us. After all, we ARE the universe, aren’t we?


    1. I never thought it about it that way. Maybe it is linked to my being kind to someone else. But then perhaps all the nastiness I experience is also linked to my not so kind behavior as well??

      I thought perhaps it had to do with how I held my intention, but who knows? That is why I appreciate comments so much!


      1. I really have noticed a karma type link to it. I have my days of feeling not no nice. Sometimes I participate in social behavior I know I shouldn’t (gossip, etc) and that seems to get reflected right back to me in no time at all. What used to take weeks now only seems to take a few minutes to a day or two.


      2. maybe that is why you can see the pattern, because you get such quick feedback from the Universe. I must look into this!


  8. A single thought has the power to manifest! I wish for some delicious fresh baked Christmas cookies……… 🙂
    Have a wonderful Holiday!


    1. thanks Julianne! If I could bake, I would send you some:)

      Have a Merry Christmas filled with love and promise for a Spectacular New Year!


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