Magic and miracles happen every time I visit my friend Gail Courville at Serenity Farm in Virginia. My recent visit earlier this month was certainly no different. Spring was in the air. The grass was brilliant green. The dogwoods were bursting with pink blossoms at the edge of the woods. Cardinals chirped as they flew from tree to tree. Yellow butterflies floated from flower to flower. At night, silence fell across the farm and thousands of stars came out to twinkle at us. Every time I’m there my soul takes a deep breath and relaxes. It truly is a perfect setting to do healing work because everyone benefits from being there. The land itself supports the transformation that happens when I have the privilege of doing the work I love called Family Constellations. This trip in particular was truly magical right up until the last moments.
As I packed my suitcase on the last day, I heard unfamiliar voices and sounds outside my room. I opened the door to discover two young men operating heavy machinery in the hallway. Gail hired them to buff all the floors in the house in preparation for a party she was throwing later in the week. I heard the guys say something to me in a joking manner, but the buffer was so loud I had no idea what they said. I politely waved and chuckled as I carried my suitcase down the stairs.
While I prepared my oatmeal, the guys finished upstairs and made their way downstairs to begin buffing the first floor. As I walked by with my bowl of oatmeal, I heard one of them yelling for Mr. Moore. It took me a minute to realize he was talking to me and not looking for my dad. It’s not often I’m called “Mr. Moore.” Apparently, he had seen my name on my business cards sitting on the front table in the entranceway. He asked me about Life Coaching and how often I did workshops. I told him I had just done an all-day Family Constellations workshop on Saturday and then shared a little bit about what that is. They seemed intrigued, so I invited them each to take one of my business cards so they could read more about it on my website and possibly attend the next workshop. After they thanked me our interaction felt complete so I went outside on the porch to eat my oatmeal with Gail.
When I came back inside, I overheard these two young men having a conversation about their grandfathers. They were talking about the illnesses that had plagued them in their later years. I was quite surprised and impressed that these young men had taken in what I shared about Family Constellations and were now discussing it. I debated for a moment whether or not to jump into their conversation again, but felt I couldn’t walk away from this opportunity to give them a tool that may be beneficial. I told them I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation and asked if they were open to me sharing something I share with my clients on the subject. They both enthusiastically said “yes!” I invited them to find a photograph of their grandfathers, if possible, and say something like this to the photos each night before going to bed:
“Dear Grandfather. I recognize you as my dad’s/mom’s father and part of the family. Let’s be connected through love and good health, not heart disease or memory loss. Thank you for blessing me to do it differently.”
They seemed very receptive to this idea. One of the young men told me how much he believed in the power of positive thinking. They thanked me for this suggestion and got back to work as I loaded my suitcase into the car. Before leaving, I made it a point to shake their hands and tell them how much I enjoyed meeting them. I find it very interesting and not surprising at all the way Spirit orchestrated that whole encounter. Had they come to buff the floors the following day or even an hour later I would not have had the pleasure of meeting them or the opportunity to plant that seed. It makes my heart smile to know these open-minded young men are talking to their grandfathers and getting permission to do it differently. Every visit to Serenity Farm is full of miracles, and this one kept delivering until the very end.
Would you like to learn more about the miracle of Family Constellations and how to break those unhealthy patterns that are not serving you or your family? Please look around my website or send me an email for more information and to schedule a session. Sessions can be done from anywhere in the world by telephone or computer. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you reveal and heal something you may never have considered to be the source of your current challenge.
Until next time, be on the lookout for those unexpected miracle moments of connection. You may be surprised by who is willing to share a miracle with you.
“A miracle is never lost. It may touch many people you have not even met, and produce undreamed of changes in situations of which you are not even aware.” Miracle Principle #45 from A Course in Miracles