I am thankful for my friend Maggie, my "spiritual eye-doctor" who always helps me see The Divine with 20/20 vision.
Maggie is a spiritual teacher who says we can receive whatever we need from the Universe.
All we need do is ask.
She meditates and prays for the energies she needs in her life. She visualizes what she wants, and when she can see clearly, in her minds eye, a picture of her desired future, she often finishes her meditation by exclaiming: "Thank You Very Much! I'll Have Some of That!"
I always smile when I hear that expression, especially when she is working with women's groups. I see their eyes light up with surprise.
She demonstrates the prayerful optimism of a woman who feels deserving of the gifts of the divine.
I think a lot of people are pleasantly surprised by this, because deep down they feel unworthy to ask, and unworthy to receive. (Yanno, the old born sinful and filled with guilt thing.) But not my Maggie. In her world, we are all beautiful, perfect, and deserving of the Divine. Which is a pretty cool way to approach life if you ask me.
I love that concept, and I love Maggie for spreading that energy around.
So why am I laughing? Because in yesterdays blog post, I was writing about folks who blog, and our need to feel appreciated once in a while.
*Ask and the Universe will answer. *
Yep. It sure will. Guaranteed.
"So you need a little shot in the arm KelBell?" The Universe asked. "No problem, You can Have Some of That. Step right up and receive your gifts."
(The Universe answered my blog post via e-mail.)
That's right folks, The Divine uses the Internet. Go figure.
Apparently my other blog, Applesassy.com won an excellence in Blogging Award yesterday, which is strange, because I didn't even know I was in the contest and even stranger because the timing is so very "Twilight Zone".
(Cue the theme music: doo-doo,doo- doo...doo-doo,doo-doo)
Here is what the e-mail said:
I wanted to let you know that your blog made it to the semi-finalist round of the Blogger Appreciation Awards. Our judges looked over thousands of nominations and yours was only one of 200 (less than 10% of the submissions) that has been recognized for blogging excellence. While you did not make the final round of voting, you should feel proud of this accomplishment, knowing that we determined your blog to be in the top 10% of all submissions.
We encourage you to let your readers know about your accomplishment by featuring this badge on your blog:
So the Universe knows I'm trying, and knows I was feeling a little discouraged. I was asking myself if it's worth it to keep writing, and the Universe answered my question by sending me some bogus little blogger award.
She sends me a boost. Not a boost big enough to blow my head up, not a "HEY YOU WON THE BEST BLOGGER IN THE WORLD AWARD", but just a little "Keep on Truckin" message to give me the hope and fuel I need to keep on typing and try even harder tomorrow.
But even cooler, is my gift from Maggie, who sees The Divine at work in every little thing we do, every single day.
Ya gotta Love that.