Shelter from the Storm

An interesting thing happened on my morning walk with my sister this week. We set out on my normal route along Sarasota Bay under clear blue skies with a few clouds floating overhead. About 20 minutes into our walk, we both noticed a very dark, ominous-looking storm cloud in the distance. And it was heading our way!

Since we were already quite a distance from where I parked my car, we decided to keep going and take a chance that we might get wet. No big deal. We have both walked in the rain before. A little water wouldn’t hurt us.

Well, things got ugly very quickly. The gray storm cloud got bigger and began releasing a few raindrops on us just as we crossed a large bridge. As soon as we walked underneath that bridge, the skies opened up and sheets of water pummeled the ground. Other walkers and joggers on the bridge scrambled to take cover, but we were already safely sheltered from the storm. 

As we watched Mother Nature’s show, we commented on how lucky we were to be under the bridge at the precise moment when the torrential downpour began. Had we started our walk five minutes earlier or five minutes later we would have been drenched! I mentioned to my sister that this experience felt significant.

We have been waiting for some things to fall into place this week, but everything is moving slower than the sloths in Disney’s Zootopia. (If you don’t know this reference, click here to see the video for a laugh.) This occurrence under the bridge was a powerful reminder to trust that everything is falling into place exactly as it should. Events were timed perfectly so that we are protected from the storm.

Yes, we can do our part to keep things moving along, but once we’ve done our due diligence, it’s best to surrender and stop trying to push the river. Experience has taught me that there is a benevolent force in the Universe that is orchestrating every detail for our highest good and the highest good of everyone. When I remember that I return to peace.

After a few minutes, the storm cloud passed, the rain stopped, and the sun began to peek out from behind the clouds.  We resumed our walk in the sunshine with a bit more pep in our step, grateful for the shelter and the message.

Perhaps some of you reading this are in a similar situation. Do things seem to be moving at a sloth’s pace when you’d prefer them to be sprinting through the savannah like a cheetah? As frustrating as that is, maybe my experience and message under the bridge will help you trust that everything is unfolding in Divine Time. I’ve certainly had to remind myself of this truth as we hit more roadblocks later in the week! 

I would be honored to help you discern what’s yours to do and what’s yours to release with a series of Spiritual Coaching Sessions or a private Family Constellations Session. Both are excellent ways to see the bigger picture and return to peace. Please look around my website to learn more or to book a session with my automated scheduler. No matter where you live, we can meet online to do this healing work using Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. I look forward to working with you! 

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-42.2:3-4

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