Like most people, I still have days where events in the world combined with circumstances in my personal life leave me feeling less than peaceful. When I am in that state of mind, of course, I will find myself in less than peaceful situations. That happened last Friday on my drive to the beach for my morning walk. There was an unusually large amount of cars on the road that day, and many of the drivers were aggressive and impatient. Two of those drivers honked their horns at me. Apparently, they felt strongly that I should get out of their way, even though there was nowhere for me to go. Ironically, the activity that was supposed to start my day with peace was doing just the opposite!
I was beyond grateful when I finally arrived at the beach parking lot even though it was much later than usual. Once I got out of my car, I took several deep breaths of salt air and allowed the turquoise water to calm my soul. I stretched in preparation for the walk and let my body expand and return to peace. Except for the traffic, it was a perfect morning for a walk. The sun was shining in a bright blue sky and temperatures were in the mid-70s. As usual, I felt rejuvenated after my walk. I love moving my body for an hour next to the rolling turquoise waves. In fact, the colors were so gorgeous that day, I felt inspired to take a short video with my phone and post it on Instagram with the caption “Enjoy Some Turquoise Tranquility!”
When I returned to my car, I couldn’t believe my eyes. A turquoise van with a peace dove painted on the hood had parked next to me. What synchronicity! I had literally just posted the words “Turquoise Tranquility” on social media and here was another embodiment of that phrase sitting right next to my car. Now I wish I had taken a picture of that van. Little did I know, it would be the first of an abundance of turquoise tranquility messages!
As I headed home across the bridge, I couldn’t help but notice that several walkers and runners were wearing turquoise shirts. Okay. Maybe that’s not so unusual in a beach town. Then I saw a turquoise convertible sports car coming across the bridge in the other direction. Interesting. After crossing the bridge, I spotted a solitary person on the balcony of a high-rise wearing another turquoise shirt. Across the street from the high-rise, I noticed a bright turquoise sign pointing patrons to the entrance of a restaurant. A few minutes later, I had to laugh when I pulled up next to a bright turquoise Ford pickup truck at a stoplight. I don’t know about you, but the pickup trucks I usually see on the road are black, white, silver, or red. Not turquoise! I’m glad we were stopped so I could snap a photo of that truck!
One more turquoise sports car caught my attention across the intersection at another stoplight near my home. When I pulled into my apartment complex, I sat in my car for a moment and laughed with gratitude at this series of not-so-subtle messages. Sure. You could make an argument that I was hyper-focused on that color, so that’s why I saw it everywhere. But I prefer to think that Spirit, the Universe, my Higher Self, or whatever you want to call it, wanted to make sure I didn’t miss this message. Turquoise tranquility is all around me if I only have eyes to see it. Message received! I’ll do my best to look for it even on stressful days.
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Until next time, may you notice an abundance of signs reminding you that peace is closer than you think.
In quietness it rises up to greet your open eyes, and fill your heart with deep tranquility as ancient truths, forever newly born, arise in your awareness.
A Course in Miracles ~ W-122.8:3