Last Sunday was a day of miracles that almost didn’t happen. I accepted an invitation to speak and facilitate an afternoon workshop at the Church of One Love in Dallas long before I had absolute clarity that it was time for me to leave Houston and move back to Florida. At the time, that only required getting in my car and driving four hours north on I-45. Now that I live in the Sunshine State, the trip became a little more complicated and costly with air travel, car rental, hotel room, extra meals, and various other expenses. I had the opportunity to reschedule my visit, but when I got quiet and asked Spirit if it was the highest choice for me to go to Dallas now, the answer I received was an emphatic “YES!” I have learned to trust that guidance even when it doesn’t appear to be practical, so I made all the necessary arrangements and flew across the Gulf of Mexico.
I will admit, I began to question that decision when my flight to Dallas was delayed over an hour on Saturday evening due to severe thunderstorms across the country. I questioned my decision again when I encountered some frustrating obstacles with the rental car company. However, both of those unpleasant experiences gave me the opportunity to practice the kind of forgiveness A Course in Miracles teaches, and thus current examples to share in my workshop. When I finally arrived at my hotel, I had to laugh at the artwork hanging next to the desk in my room. It was none other than Big Tex, the creepy 55’ mascot of the State Fair of Texas! Ever since my first experience at the Fair, I often joked that Big Tex must be the cause of many children’s nightmare. I was back in Texas for just one night and Big Tex would be staring at me while I slept! Because I was a little nervous about speaking the next day, it felt like a cosmic wink from the Universe reminding me to lighten up and not take any of it too seriously.
The next day started with a visit to a beautiful rose garden located just down the street from the church. A friend who lives in Dallas has been taking gorgeous photos in that garden for years and I have always wanted to go there myself. I hadn’t seen that friend since before the pandemic, so it felt like the perfect place to meet and catch up. During our stroll through the multi-colored blossoms, we were blessed by a visit from a hummingbird who appeared to be enjoying the beautiful flowers as much as we were. Hummingbirds represent “joy” in Native American teachings, so I took it as a sign that there would be plenty of joy around me that day.
It didn’t take long to confirm that theory. The wonderful people at the Church of One Love greeted me with open hearts and open arms. Some I had met before and others I met for the first time. I was delighted to see a few of my friends who live in Dallas and deeply touched by one who drove all the way up from Houston to attend both events. I felt very loved and supported.
Before the service, the kind leader of the A Course in Miracles group introduced herself to me and let me know most of her group would be attending both events. I was so honored when she told me that this would be the first time some of them would be meeting each other face to face! How could I decline when she invited me to join them at a well-known Mexican restaurant for lunch? I’m so glad I didn’t let fear of not having enough time stop me from accepting her gracious invitation. I loved hearing their miracle stories and getting to know them better. I believe it made the experience at the workshop much more powerful and intimate. That became apparent when people started sharing the miraculous shifts and “aha” moments they had during the final group exercise. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it all came together or more grateful to have made some new friends.
After the workshop, I had time to get a chai tea at a nearby Starbucks with the friend who drove up from Houston. We shared plenty of laughs and caught up with each other’s lives before I had to head back to the airport to return my rental car and catch my flight back to Florida. Unfortunately, there were more delays due to weather, so I did not get back to my friend’s house in Tampa until 2 AM! It was a long day but a good day filled with many miracles.
Perhaps the miracle that touched me the most was the young woman who approached me after the Sunday service. This was her first time at the Church of One Love. She told me that she very recently began a journey of healing where she was introduced to the concept of Generational Trauma. It was something she had never heard of before, so when the guest speaker at a church she had never attended spoke about that very topic, she was blown away! She felt like my message was just for her, and she thanked me profusely. That’s when I knew for sure why Spirit guided me to make the trip to Dallas. Even if all the other miraculous things hadn’t happened, that brief interaction with a woman I will most likely never see again was enough to convince me it was absolutely the right choice!
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Until next time, may all your days be filled with miracles!
Your passage through time and space is not at random. You cannot but be in the right place at the right time.
A Course in Miracles ~ W-42.2:4-5