Does being "in the right place at the right time" only happen sometimes? Or are we always there, exactly where we are supposed to be, every single moment?
I prefer to believe the latter. I like the idea that my life is unfolding according to a Higher Plan and that as it unfolds, the Life Force Energy of the Universe is adjusting, like the automatic pilot, to whatever direction I happen to take.
When I allow this theory to work in my life I am in the Flow. When I get in the way, force my hand, make fear-based decisions, I've stepped out of the Flow and things go awry. But even then, I do not have to fear, because the Universe will still adjust, and give me another opportunity to step into alignment with its Wisdom, Grace or Guidance.
Sometimes, however, the fact that I am in the right place at the right time is just so magnificently obvious that I am floored and deeply humbled by the Great Power That Makes it All Happen. (All of Those Words Deserve Capital Letters, Dontcha Think?)
I need to hire someone to record a group of musicians. I am given a name and I happen to know the man. I had already been thinking about working with him in some capacity!
I don't call him. I intuitively trust that he's the person for the job but I hold off because someone mentions another name and I am now unsure.
At a café, I run into the man who was initially suggested to me and, being used to working in tandem with the Universe, I see this as my opportunity to mention the job. He tells me his friend, a recording engineer, is in town and that the two of them can help.
We set up a meeting but my friend can't be there. I meet the new man alone. He is leaving the day after we plan to record. He has all the equipment we need with him. He has the expertise and the desire to do the job.
In other words, he's a frickin' angel.
So I'm sitting there speaking with this angel and thinking, "I did not do this. I didn't have to DO anything to make this happen!"
I simply had to show up in my life, trust my intuition, and take action when the opportunity presented itself to me.
Whenever I have a big project that could easily overwhelm me or send me into fear-mode my mantra is this:
This project is not mine. I am the Assistant. The Great Director is running the show.
And my prayer is this:
Show me what to do.
And then I suit up and show up for the adventure of my life, allowing it to unfold, trusting Guidance, and letting go of my need to control things myself.
I do not do this perfectly. I do it to the best of my ability, which changes from day to day.
To keep the process in flux, I remember to give thanks for all the gifts that are my life and for the opportunity to be of service.
Inspiring Message of the Day: If you don't like your job, become an Assistant to the Universe. It's the best gig you'll ever get.