That happened to me recently. Last night, actually. I've been praying for a certain change, something I need rather badly. I was unpacking yesterday and suddenly, there was a message from an old friend on my phone. He himself is not old, lol, but we hadn't spoken much in the last 2.5 years. All of the changes I've gone through in that time really started with him. He is an inspirational soul in my life. That's what I need at the moment. Even though we haven't talked in quite a long time (we were both busy pursuing other goals), we texted for hours last night. As if no time had passed between us at all. We even made dinner plans.
The clock turned 7:31 as I wrote the last few lines above...that's an "11." It's also my birthday. And yeah, this is the kind of person who is definitely a birthday present. I was practically sitting in a puddle by the time we said our final, "Goodnight."
We've missed each other. He motivates me to be tougher on myself, to not indulge in excuses. To be honest with myself about what I really want. Not only did I lose a ton of weight thanks to him, within months, I had begun to awaken. It's been a process, and will continue to be, but today, I know more about myself than I ever have.
Thanks to killer-pollen counts and poor air quality, I spent a good part of the weekend indoors, where, I ran out of excuses not to unpack. After almost a year of moving around, it's time. Most of my stuff is still in storage, but it has to stay for the moment. Unpacking was hard; I found things I haven't wanted to see in nearly a year. Things that made me cry over and over again. But I have rebuilt my life, for the most part. I'm not where I'd like to be, but I've also positioned myself so that a brighter future is possible. And, as I unpacked the last few boxes, it seemed a miracle to have received a message from a person who can only be described as heaven-sent. I was just thinking of my "old" friend, too. Missing him. He made me hotter three years ago. The best part is, not only is "hot" healthy, but, he thought I was hot long before the rest of the world seemed to take notice.
Yup, as I've been telling my friend for years, he's a rare soul.
We were talking about his generation last night...so obviously, he's younger than me. I won't say how much younger, so you know it's probably significant. Without getting too specific, my "old" friend fits within my main demographic: Males 18-35. He had me smiling big the whole time. Not only does he have the bluest eyes I've ever seen, he has one of the deepest souls. Believe it or not, most of our convo was about philosophy...you thought I was going to say sex, didn't you???
We share a love of wisdom, of history, language, and travel. But, that's not all we share. We actually have the same soul number, and yes, he is definitely one of my soul mates. In our case, we appear for each other when we need soul-cheerleaders. My soul is in desperate need of cheering. Yes, yes it is....
Since there are no coincidences, today is a #1010 day; my "old" friend's birthdate happens to simplify to "11." As I texted #GoodNight to my "old" friend, Joel Osteen came on. Whatever your thoughts about the Texas preacher who uses a stadium for a church, you gotta admit--the guy is connected to the Universe. Just got a "yes" knock to that. I'm quite sure ol' Joel is a #Twin as well. We tend to find each other. It was very interesting that his whole sermon was about how we sometimes get a feeling or an impulse to do something positive, and, even if it doesn't make sense to us at the time, it's something we should pursue. Because, that feeling or impulse or sudden thought or idea is actually a divine message from the Universe. One we're meant to act on. Osteen called it "obeying the call of the Lord." I'm more spiritual than religious; I call it "heeding the call of the Universe." We both feel that there are things in motion we cannot always see, but something greater than us can. We may be given a divine message to act because, even if it makes no sense to us in that moment, that single act will set into motion things that will benefit us in the future.
Maybe this message is meant for more than just me. Perhaps it's meant for you, too. Over the weekend, my readers hit over #OneMillion from 57 countries around the globe (Thank you!!!). When I get a divine message, and I translate it through my writing, it is meant for my audience. Meant for you. So, remember, keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts will manifest into your reality. That doesn't mean you can think about #JessicaRabbit and she'll suddenly appear. It means that, when you focus on something, you begin to unwittingly move toward it.
We are all social captives to some degree, BUT, we can act according to our thoughts no matter what cage we are forced to live in. As long as we continue acting on the positives, we are acting on divine messages, meant to guide us to our purpose. Our Destiny. For the record, positives are anything that improves our health, our emotional well being, our living situation, and, expands our opportunities to l/earn. But many of us tend to give up too soon. We must stay the course--see things through--in order to get the full benefit. Or, as Joel Osteen might say, we must have faith.
You are what you think you are. Your life is as positive or negative as you feel. Even if things aren't perfect, the way you act sets the tone for your future. It can either open doors, or, close them.
A good friend in Atlanta has this great saying, "When you realize what you're worth, you'll stop giving people discounts." It's true, too. You are what you think you are. If you believe you are destined to live in a trailer for the rest of your life, to be married to an abuser, to stay childless, poor, and allow yourself to be used by friends and family alike, breaking your back for richer men, that is what your life will be. But, if you feel you are worth more than all that, you will stop giving unworthy people discounts. And, you will also do whatever necessary to make your life match who you know yourself to be.
Think big and you'll get there. It takes time. But you can't give up on those positive impulses--the divine messages that are meant to change your life for the better. Believe in yourself. Know your worth. And, you will be successful. You are awake now. There's no going back...you can only move in one direction from here.