Life has been a lot more fun since I started looking for messages and miracles in the everyday things. Last week I made a deposit at an ATM and noticed that the digits in my balance were all 8’s and 0’s. “That’s interesting,” I thought. “I wonder what it means?” I always like to think of 8’s as the symbol for infinity, so having that energy in my bank account made me smile. Later that day, a friend who also looks for messages and miracles, sent me a photo of her ATM receipt with 1111 in the digits. We like to text each other at 11:11 as a reminder of our connection and that we are all ONE. I thought it was interesting that we both noticed repeating digits in our bank statements that day, but that’s the kind of connection we have.
Just a few days later, a participant at one of my Family Constellations shared some information about an astrological, numerological event called the Lion’s Gate that occurs every year on 8/8. This year happens to be all 8’s because 2015 adds up to an 8. Instantly I thought of the three 8’s from my account balance. According to the email this participant received, the Lion’s Gate opened on July 25, will peak on August 8, and close on August 12. I’m not 100% clear what happens during this time other than things might get shaken up a bit, and it’s a good time to start a new chapter or project. If you are curious, you can do your own research and decide for yourself if it resonates with you. I found it interesting because I’m a Leo and I like the lion energy, and because of the 8/8/8 synchronicity.
After the workshop I had plans to go to dinner with that same 11:11 friend. On my drive home from Miami, I called her to discuss where we were going, and to tell her about the 8/8/8 coincidence. She was intrigued like I was. After much debate, we decided to go to our favorite pizza place, the Mello Mushroom, in Fort Lauderdale. If you love pizza like I do and haven’t tried their’s yet, I encourage you to do so! There was a ten minute wait when we arrived, so I plopped myself down happily in one of the two tall thrones in the waiting area while my friend took a seat on a nearby bench. We started being silly and she snapped a few pictures of me on the throne. Suddenly she screamed, “Oh my God! Look at the arms of the chair!” I hadn’t noticed that each wooden arm was carved into the shape of a lion’s head!
It wasn’t long before our table was ready. The hostess took us to the very back of the restaurant where we had sat the last time we were there. We weren’t thrilled because this area is kind of isolated against a wall and out of sight of the rest of the restaurant. We sat down and suddenly my friend’s eyes bugged out as she pointed to the wall behind my right shoulder. There hung a painting of a lion wearing sunglasses! It was part of a series of paintings by the same artist. There were other animals wearing sunglasses, but the lion was right behind me. Now we were a little freaked out.
I happened to know our server, and without us asking, he offered to move us to a better spot. We were so grateful to him that we didn’t even notice his T shirt. You guessed it. There was an image of a roaring lion on the front. Now that we were in the center of the restaurant, we soon noticed that most of the servers were wearing the same lion T shirt. Now we were a lot freaked out.
I could pass this off as mere coincidence. It’s true that when you have something specific in mind, you are likely to notice more of that specific something. For instance, if you are shopping for a new car, and you decide you are going to buy a Volkswagen Bug, all of a sudden you will see VW Bugs everywhere. When things like this happen we can give it whatever meaning we choose. My preference is to let it be a reminder of what A Course in Miracles teaches.
There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, though you smile more frequently.
I invite you to start looking for messages and miracles in the everyday things. Look for evidence that the world is a magical, joyful place, rather than a mundane, fearful place. Whatever you look for, you will certainly find. If this seems like an impossible task from where you are now, maybe it’s time for Life Coaching or Family Constellations. I use the principles of A Course in Miracles as a foundation for both. Please visit my website for more information, and for free coaching videos that will help you smile more frequently. Until next time, I will be looking for more messages and miracles. How about you? (By the way, this blog has 888 words!)