Some really wonderful, miraculous things can happen when you choose to notice and attend to the universe and God’s supply. (Just take a peek at those gorgeous creatures above….giraffes we fed at Dubbo Zoo, as an example of the beauty we are supplied)
For a couple of months I have been trying to remember the name of an author, from many years ago, whose works I loved reading and who taught me many mind and heart changing views. I even phoned a few friends to see if they could provide the name but each time I drew a blank. This week I attended a four evening spiritual event which was quite wonderful. It was run by a guy from Perth who hosts a television program called the Catholic Guy. It challenged me in a few areas of my spiritual life. One of these was to for me to increase my attention to God’s presence or spiritual connections occurring in my life, every day and every moment. Though I consider myself a strongly spiritual person, still my attention and awareness of all things spiritual can wane. To this end, 3 months later, I received a phone call from a friend who was talking about general goings on in her life. In the middle of the conversation she added that she was reading this book which was full of great wisdom and did I know an author called Anthony de Mello. I just let out a high decibel whoop, no doubt causing her great shock and discomfort. “Thank you, thank you, thank you”, say I to a now completely confused friend. “I have been searching for that name, I even tried to find my old notebook containing the notes I took from his DVDs I watched years ago. And out of the blue you say his name, the name I have been searching for over the last months.” So just like that, the universe, my God, provided me the name. The likelihood that this particular friend would have provided that name was completely unexpected as she was the last of my friends I would have even asked about Anthony de Mello. In fact, the only reason she had the book was because she had unexpectedly found it in a second bookshop when she was looking for something else. So it was God, the universe, providing.
I guess whether or not you believe in a God, or a Creator, or a Being or the Universe, it pays to attend to the small gifts which come our way because then you get this extra bonus of excitement, knowing and recognizing that the thing you put out there was given to you…and from this you can only conclude that YOU ARE LOVED and CHERISHED
Bye for now Leanne