Cookies and Collisions – A Holiday Tale

I am republishing this old post today.  After reviewing it yesterday I noticed an essential theme that I am carrying into 2015. Please read along and let me know which theme I am carrying forth! Have fun finding the thread.

1-16-15 Update: The answer is provided in the comments section. Did you guess correctly??

 

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.

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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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A HOLIDAY BONUS TALE ~ 

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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Related posts: https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/everything-old-is-new-again/

https://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/subtle-beginnings/

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header and Poinsettia photo by litebeing chronicles ©  2013

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26 thoughts on “Cookies and Collisions – A Holiday Tale

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  5. Hey litebeings!
    After I received an awesome comment from a new reader, I realized that I forgot to mention what theme I have carried over into the new year. Here is the passage:

    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.

    It is about a universe in which everything conspires in your favor. I still vividly recall having this flash while parking on that icy hill looking for cookies! Please let me know your thoughts on this worldview. Agree, disagree, its all good. Inquiring minds want to know your experiences..

    love,
    litebeing

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  6. Thanks for sharing these great stories.
    From my experience, I think that the key ingredients for fast manifestation are as follows:

    1) A Copernican shift in world view, i.e. consciousness does not arise from the brain, but the brain arises from consciousness. I got that insight after reading tons of near death experiences.
    That is the world view that everything we see is just God/Source/consciousness in disguise.
    The illusion of this 3D reality is the seeming separateness of things. But this is all an illusion.
    The wall over there is just consciousness in disguise.

    2) unconditional inner peace. The peace that does not depend on anything outside. I found that through a 180 degree inward looking meditation. See http://www.justonelook.org for a short video, this is John Sherman’s website.

    3) An unconflicted mind. I.e. if there is a deep wish then there should not be a conflicting belief that I don’t deserve the fulfillment of the wish.

    4) When a desire arises on top of that, it can be a desire for anything, like from the most mundane things to more complicated stuff , then manifestation usually works fast.
    Since there is unconditional peace , the desire is not of the sort “I insist that I must have this in order to be happy.” It is not from the needy ego place.

    What is going on?
    Source is like a single invisible guiding hand behind all the appearances. Source puts a wish into my head and at the same time puts someone else into the position to fulfill that wish.
    We are like puppets on a giant invisible puppeteer.

    Word of caution:
    At some point in the spiritual journey this manifestation business seems to break down.
    Then we are asked to surrender the reins and turn inside and ask of Source “What do you want me to do ?”
    What I have in mind here are the stories of Margot Ridler and Nathan Wheeler.

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    1. Hi Karin and welcome to litebeing chronicles! How did you find yourself here? Really happy that you did as your comment is so rich and informative. If you have links to Ridler and Wheeler, I would be much obliged. I have not heard of them and am very intrigued.

      Please come back and visit anytime. I plan to visit you soon.
      Thanks for such a wonderful comment abut manifestation.

      peace,
      litebeing

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      1. Hi,
        you liked one of my posts, a few weeks ago, and today I found the time to look at your website. Thank you.That is how I found you.

        Here is Margot Ridler’s site, especially the chapter where she describes her surrender
        http://www.thegreatestlieeverbelieved.com/rug-being-pulled.html

        Nathan Wheeler’s path is described in the videos here
        http://nhneneardeath.ning.com/forum/topics/nathan-wheeler-s-near-death-experience
        I don’t remember which video contains the experience I was refereing to. Probably number 6 or 7.
        It is about where he wants to make a movie.
        He manifests the actors and the guy who directs the camera , and it seems really awesome, and his ego becomes huge.
        Until , always in the last moment, financial support for the movie drops away. He never made the movie.

        That goes to show that manifesting works up to a certain point.
        After that point , we are asked of Source to surrender.

        The point is then to turn inside and feel, what is it that I am supposed to do now? You wrote about being aligned with the universe. Exactly. That is the crucial point. Being aligned.
        Only problem is that it is hard to know when we are aligned.

        See, the spiritual path involves a profound letting go of our former sense of self. A profound surrender into the arms of the invisible puppeteer.

        There is a funny scene in the movie Frozen where snowman Olaf dreams about how much fun he could have in the summer. But he is unaware that he will melt.
        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UFatVn1hP3o

        The spiritual journey is like that.
        The ego is lured in but it is unaware that it will melt. And the process is often less than blissful , at least in my experience.

        Karin

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  7. Love that you reblogged this Linda.. and loved Ka’s answer to you..

    Reading again, I hope your belief is more in yourself.. You are worthy of manifesting wonderful happenings into your life. This is why I loved Ka’s comment.. as its about our Inner acceptance of ‘knowing’ all is well..

    I loved those cookies by the way 😉 xxx

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    1. Thank you Sue for reinforcing the message I must hear and integrate. I can do to, the IAM SPARK of me.
      The cookies are yum, love the butter cookies and guess what grass fed butter is good for your body 🙂

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  8. Thank you Linda for these great stories. Yes, I have experienced that part of my ability to detach from the desired results in these cases is easier when I remember that I have a role to play and the divine has a role to play. Part of my role is to “place the order.” Then I wait for a clear sign about what my next part is. In between these activities — I let “Creator” do Its part. There is a beautiful rhythm that develops this way — and sometimes other people factor into it (like the woman with the parking space) but again, that’s the Director’s job, not anything I need to worry about. Have Fun! It’s getting easier. Love, Alia

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    1. Alia,
      I really liked your clear way of explaining how to relate to the Source. I will practice this and see what transpires. Often I get tired of waiting for the Director but that is on me, not the Director, hehe.

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  9. What a beautiful story Linda. Isn’t it wonderful when we cross paths with these ‘earth angels’? And I have no doubt that some people who cross paths with you tell their friends about the lovely angel they met. The more aware we are of these happenings and appreciative of them, the more they happen!,

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    1. Hi Bev,
      What a lovely thing to say. That would never occur to me honestly, but who knows? I have been blessed many times with these encounters and I agree that awareness and gratitude make them more likely to come into our field.

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  10. Hi Linda,

    Reading and enjoying reading about your experiences. What strikes me as the most compelling aspect of your tale (for me as a reader), it’s this: ” imagine a world in which everything conspires in your favor.” This quote also reminds me of astrologer Rob Brezsny’s coinage of ‘pronoia’ which I think he refers to as “the antidote to paranoia.” I first read his writing when I was living in Pittsburgh through our local free newspaper magazine called the City Paper. Rob always gave me a good feeling for ‘how to look’ at any attempts to master the system (Universe). I’m not sure how to unpack that last sentence. He basically made me laugh and he really did seem to master the writing about psychological duality through astrology. He’d flip things around enough until the point became pointless. He wrote with a serious and yet light-hearted approach to a horoscope – as limited as ‘Sun sign’ interpretation can be. But, he still made these horoscopes very meaningful. I haven’t read his writing lately nor purchased any of his books. Sorry for my tangent, Linda, and anyone else reading.

    In my opinion, non-attachment is a continuous process of unfoldment. It’s seems necessary for me in my life, personally. But even to know “non-attachment,” such as what does it mean? Can be beyond accessible words (at least for me). From what cultural form was non-attachment born, and are there parallels across cultures? Is English even the best language to describe it? These questions have been part of a long journey for me, too.

    The above is me trying to connect with what you wrote and share a little bit about my thoughts without any real conclusive findings. To me, manifesting is not about the material but about our Relationship with the material world. It’s not whether or not ‘it works’ but more-so about what happens to us in the process of going after our dreams. It’s about the barriers and the challenges that we come up against that sometimes show us that what we want is really to be in soul-growth. Whatever that ‘looks like.’ Either manifested or not – evident or not to whomever is doing the observing- soul-growth is largely unseen, and known intimately.

    Thank you for your stimulating post,
    Ka

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    1. Hi Ka,
      I will wait a bit longer to see if anyone else comments on this thread before I reveal the hidden “theme”. I adore your commentary here and that you really dove into my story. You have no idea how happy this makes me ❤

      We get the City Paper here in Philly and that is where I also first discovered Rob. He is a clever and funny genius who really can blow one's mind in the very best way!
      I will get back to you soon with the answer and I loved your comment!

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    2. Hey Ka,
      I provided the answer to my question on what is the major theme is this story and you were correct ****** woohoo!
      I wrote an update in the comment section above. Thanks for such a thoughtful and insightful comment. You know I love comments 🙂
      Thanks for you conspiring in my favor by being my friend and BEing you ❤

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      1. Wow. I love when something I do gets recognized in such a positive light – has a positive impact or result. I know you love comments 😉 You are welcome! I’m glad and am grateful for YOU. Thanks for directing me to your updated comment.

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