Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What's Wrong is Right

Dearest Readers,

This morning, the cat started meowing at 4 a.m. and didn't stop for 3 hours. Why didn't I just get up and feed him you ask? I thought about it in my half-asleep state but I simply couldn't move my body. Bone tired.

Finally, at 7:30, he staged a barfing session. I sat up with a jolt, as I usually do when he starts heaving up the hairball, ready to dash out of bed and set him on the fake hardwood so I don't have to clean the carpet. But when I turned on the light there was nothing to be seen. It was a false alarm.

Or was it? I got up, he got fed and I got to work.

Yesterday, a similar alarm-clock-alternative occurred when the phone rang at 7:19 a.m. It was a friend calling from Back East, forgetting the time change. At first I was miffed but then I was glad. If I hadn't received that call I might not have wakened at all and I had a ton of work to do.

It occurred to me both yesterday and today that Higher Guidance was in on these shenanigans. Both times, I needed Big Help to get out of bed. Both times, I got it.

When I see the world this way, it helps me. It can even turn my anger into laughter. Instead of being pissed off that I got woken up I can see it as funny. A barfing cat as an instrument of Divine Intervention. Hilarious!

Last night, I started to go into a panic about scheduling a video shoot for the Big O Project. Organizing a shoot time for 15 different people was not happening. I began to trying to think of a solution. How could I make it work? I could force it to work somehow, if I only tried harder.

Then I remembered this other way of thinking. What if everything was perfect already? What if that person couldn't make it because this other thing needed to happen? What if I were to move forward with things just as they were?

I shifted my perception. "The Universe is conspiring to make everything work exactly as it's supposed to." Trust and let go.

Total relief. Total surrender. Total freedom.

Who needs an alarm clock when you've got the Creator of the Universe on wake-up call duty?

Inspiring Message of the Day: When things appear to be going "wrong" I can turn them around by asking, "What if they are going right?" I can accept what is, and see it as perfect.

3 comments:

  1. The line about the barfing cat being Divine Intervention made me laugh so hard! Thanks for that!

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  2. I went through the very same thought process yesterday. Something annoying happened and it seemed like such a waste but in the end, something useful came of it. I wondered to myself, how many times do bad things need to be revealed as good things before I'll stop judging them as bad in the first place?

    I love your blog Celia, I think it's brilliant. Keep it up!

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  3. Thanks for your comments, lovelies!

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