I’m teaching the next Speak, Write, & Promote workshop with Reid Tracy, president of Hay House, in Orlando, FL on Nov 6th–8th. We now have an exciting new prize for this business-building event and you can get all the info here.
Registration is closed for the “Self Care by the Sea” retreat. Be sure to put your name on our wait list for the next one (later in 2016), so you get notified first when registration opens. You can do so at the bottom of the page, here.
Have a great week!
p.s. – Need a little Divine Direction? Use the “Touch of Grace” button on our homepage here.
How to instigate Divine Intervention
I’m on a plane heading for Vancouver where I’ll board a ship tomorrow, bound for Alaska. As I head into a week of teaching Speak, Write, & Promote, I’ve decided to share a blog I wrote long ago when life was pretty stressful during my husband Michael’s illness.
It’s a story about what happened when I asked for Divine support. I hope it inspires you to ask for help if you need it, too.
Here’s what happened…
One day, while driving to a meeting, I felt exhausted and at my wits end. I was struggling to keep our lives afloat while Michael was sick, so I started to pray out loud. I asked God to support me, to give me the energy I needed to keep going, and to show me clear signs that I wasn’t alone.
After several deep breaths, I continued on my way, feeling a little better.
That afternoon when I arrived home, I noticed a tiny acorn sitting in the middle of my kitchen floor.
I wonder how this got in here, I thought to myself, as I picked it up and tossed it in the garbage.
The next morning, I left early for a doctor’s appointment. When I arrived at her office, I was ushered into the exam room, where I kicked off my sandals and sat on the table waiting for her to come in.
A few minutes later, as we were catching up on our lives, she looked past me and said, “Is that an acorn in your shoe?”
I turned around and looked over at my sandals and sure enough, stuck in a hole on the bottom of one of the shoes was a small acorn.
I chuckled to myself and made a mental note to look up the meaning of acorn when I got home. By the end of my busy day, however, I completely forgot about the incident.
Two days later, as I returned from the grocery store, I walked through the front door, bags in hand, and turned to close the door behind me. It wouldn’t shut completely. I looked down and, much to my astonishment, there was an acorn sitting in the middle of the threshold.
I picked it up, placed my bags on the kitchen counter, and went straight to my computer to look up the meaning of acorn.
Among several items about acorns and oak trees, I found this quote from Napoleon Hill:
“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
The message felt like a touch of grace.
When we find ourselves in great need, wondering whether or not we have what it takes to go on, it’s time to enlist Divine support.
Whether we write a prayer in a journal asking for help, sit quietly and request guidance, or scream out loud in the car begging for relief, I’ve learned to trust that our petitions are heard.
But don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself.
Then, pay attention to what shows up in your life. Here are some things to watch for:
- Objects – Are there certain objects that keep crossing your path, too? If so, go online and check out the symbolism.
- Songs – Do you keep hearing the same song while driving in the car, watching TV, or shopping in a store? Listen closely to the words or pay attention to the feeling the song inspires.
- Messages – Do you find certain phrases, words, or slogans keep appearing while you’re reading the newspaper, surfing the web, or engaged in conversations with others?
- Grace Cards – Have you used the “Touch of Grace” button on our homepage? This feature has all 50 cards programmed into it, so if you keep getting the same card, there’s a good chance it’s a message just for you. (Visitors write and tell me this happens all the time) You can find the Touch of Grace button here.
These are just a few of the ways I’ve received signs of grace over the years.
By the way, a week after my acorn experience, I visited a friend’s store in Boston called The Fairy Shop. As I walked up to the register to pay for my items, I found a basket of silver-plated acorns with a sign that said, “Acorns are a reminder of strength and longevity.”
After sharing my story with Michael, the owner, he placed an acorn in my package. “Here, hold onto this,” he said, “let it remind you that you’re never alone.”
Sounds Divine to me .
This Week’s Video
Talk about grace and strength; check out the dancers in this week’s video here. Thanks, Robin!