I’m pretty sure my iPhone and my Honda are having an affair, or at least a mischievous friendship. Every time I get in my car and turn the ignition key they can’t resist connecting even if the music app isn’t open. They seem to enjoy playing random songs from my iTunes library to startle me as I pull out of the garage. I like surprises, so I often let those two select the songs for our drive, knowing I have veto power at the touch of a button on my steering wheel.
Last Sunday morning, to begin our drive to Unity of Houston, they chose “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John. That song seems more appropriate for a trip to the gym than to church, but it was one of my favorites in the 80s so I let it play. When the song slowly faded away, a powerful, deep voice began speaking to me. No, it wasn’t God. And it definitely wasn’t Olivia Newton-John. It was Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Here’s the interesting thing. I did not know I had any of Wayne Dyer’s audiobooks in my iTunes library, and I know I never bought one. I feel a connection with him now, but when he was alive he was not one of my favorite authors or teachers. You can read more about that in a blog I wrote 3 years ago titled “My Crazy Wayne Dyer Connection.” I don’t know how he ended up in my iPhone, but given our connection and my belief that things happen for a reason, I listened to what he had to say.
Not surprisingly, it was exactly the message I needed to hear. He spoke about listening to the call of your heart more than the wishes of others if you want to live a joyful life. True, we may disappoint people by choosing a different path, but it will feel like we are living someone else’s life if we don’t do what inspires us. “Don’t die with the music still inside you,” he offered in one of his most famous quotes. If there is a painting, book, song or other creative project wanting to be born through you, let it out. What a perfect message for this time of year!
Wayne continued to speak to me literally and figuratively for the rest of the drive. While sitting at an exceptionally long traffic light at the intersection of Richmond Avenue and Unity Drive, I started to get anxious. The second service begins at 11, and it was already a few minutes past. I was so close yet so far! As if on cue, Wayne shared a quote based on an old English proverb to alleviate my stress. “Fear knocked on the door. Love answered and no one was there.” In two sentences it captures the essence of A Course in Miracles. It’s so simple. In the presence of love, fear cannot exist.
When the light finally turned green, I peacefully drove the short distance to Unity. The chapter ended and a new song began as I turned into the parking lot. Obviously, I was meant to hear the entire message uninterrupted. I walked into the sanctuary just as the opening prayer was ending and the congregation was invited to greet each other. The timing and the message could not have been more perfect. Many thanks to Wayne, my iPhone, my Honda and Spirit for conspiring to make that all happen.
We never know where or how those messages will arrive, but we can trust that they will when we are open to receive them. As the New Year approaches, maybe now is the time to give yourself the gift of a series of Life Coaching sessions. I’m always humbled to witness how Spirit works and weaves things together in my sessions with clients to reveal what wants to be revealed and heal what wants to be healed.. The same thing happens during every Family Constellations workshop. Please visit the calendar page on my website for events happening in 2020!
Until next time, may Spirit find miraculous ways to deliver messages of peace, love, and joy to you this holiday season…
Angels light the way, so that all darkness vanishes, and you are standing in a light so bright and clear that you can understand all things you see.
A Course in Miracles – WB-131:13.2