Being in the Flow with the Universe Story 2:Aug 29, 2022
Parking Lot, Pinky, Wedding Shoes
Story 2: Parking Lot, Pinky, Wedding Shoes
After running an errand at the end of a long work day, I wasn't ready to head back to the house. In those moods, I follow my intuition. I had a nudge to swing by the mall to look for shoes to wear for our daughter's wedding even though I looked there days earlier. Trusting my intuition, even when it doesn't make sense, I ran into the mall and took a 2-minute walk to an area of the mall that I had previously missed; alas, no shoe stores in that section. Oh well.
Returning to my car, I noticed a gentleman unrolling his window before backing out. I saw his right hand had bandages around his pinky. I had a twinge of empathy and kept heading to my car, but then I had an undeniable what I call "Divine directive" to take 3 steps backward and tell him I noticed his pinky. So I did just that. I had genuine empathy to offer after breaking my pinky in the spring of 2021. I even showed him that I can now make a fist. He was so grateful I stopped. He injured his pinky the day before and was in so much pain. He showed me a picture on his phone of the open fracture. I asked if he needed a recommendation for a hand surgeon, and indeed he did. I gave him Dr. Shea Brannan's name and number. He immediately entered it into his phone and thanked me profusely.
I paused and took it all in. I felt the joy of being in the right place at the right time (in this case, the right place was as mundane as a parking lot). I truly felt this gentleman's gratitude for my taking the time to offer sincere empathy. I felt gratitude for Dr.Brannan and that I could wholeheartedly pass on his name. I felt grateful again for the mobility I regained after surgery and physical therapy. I felt my heart expand. I felt the beauty of a deep connection to the Universe. Any disappointment in not finding my shoes was gone.
In the Flow Bonus
Still smiling to myself as I drove away, I got another nudge to turn into a different shopping center. There was a Bridal store I would never have thought of going in since I am not a bride needing a dress. But my wisdom was whispering to me: you are the mother-of-the-bride needing some shoes that you can walk in. The truth is I dread shoe shopping. So many I try on do not fit me (extra wide hobbit feet and a left foot a half size larger than the right). Yet there I was in the flow, and it felt like a heaven of angels were singing as I walked in the door. Not only did I find appropriate shoes for the occasion, with a heel I can walk in, but they also fit me!
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