I’m wondering this morning a bit how synchronicity/grace/”good luck” works. As I posted on Facebook this morning:
This morning I was awakened by a call from my friend Trish, rapidly followed by a call from my friend Bill – both of whom called to report that someone was hit at the train station in my town and thus the commuter train would be massively delayed today. I have a big job interview in the city and was planning to take the train.
- Receptivity. I am receptive to, in my world view, having God be the Boss of Me. So I look for Her direction. There’s a Bob Dylan line that relates to a love affair, but fits here: “I’ll see you in the stars above, in the tall grass, in the ones I love” – like that. Being open to miracles increases our chance of encountering them
- Preparing the field. I meditate – not as often as I want to or would benefit from, but I still take time to open up to All That Is. I think that helps.
- Belief. A woman I dated several years ago said to me “Does everything HAVE to mean something?” I thought to myself “well, everything DOES – we can choose to see it or not….” I believe that if I’m still and listen I will be guided. And so I am.
- Trust that God has my highest good in mind. I had NO plans to drive to the city. I LOVE taking the train – I truly do. It’s quiet time, I can get things done, or just lollygag - but it’s zero stress. Now in addition to the stress of interviewing I have Chicago traffic. Not what I had planned for today. At all. But it’s a way better day for me than the person who got hit or that poor train engineer. And for me, I trust God has some higher good in mind for me, even it is only to learn patience. She CLEARLY thinks I’m a remedial student in that class – Patience – as She keeps sending me back to school for another lesson there.
I’ll be praying today for those people – the one who got hit, his/her family, the train engineer, the people who are stuck at train stations all up and down the tracks and will be hours late for wherever they are going.
And I’ll trust that my day – including my Big Deal Job Interview will go exactly as it should. Even if it doesn’t go exactly as The Great Me has planned. Thank goodness I’m not driving this bus alone!