February 20

HOPE MONTH: DAY 20: “But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.”― Lauren Oliver

When we partner with the Power of the Universe, it is amazing what can come from the most unlikely times and situations. Our lives are unbelievable in how they manifest everything from one day to the next.

Incredible surprises can come from seeming mid-air! I love the line “an airy city out of ruins.” That says exactly the way my life feels so many days. There was no way I could have imagined how it would unfold one day at a time. Each step of the journey felt complete and final in its time and on its day.

Who knows where things will travel over time?

I  have so many lovely surprises each and every day. A conversation with someone can shift my entire day into a new direction. As can a chance encounter anywhere I happen to be. A walk around the neighborhood, which I usually take each day, can shift into a whole afternoon spent in an unexpected way.

An old friend can turn into a life-long relationship with little or no warning or prompting by me. The way that life unfolds is tremendous. All that I have to do is stop steering the ship and ALLOW things to be the way they are supposed to be…to accept and allow. Not as easy as it sounds. Nor as passive.

It is not about just waiting for Power to put a note under my door. I have to get up and do what is in front of me and see where each moment leads. I cannot expect or act on the way it has been even just yesterday.

Today’s energy is going to be a bit different. Even a car accident can shift the entire paradigm into a new and different space. Nothing is really the same, although some things feel familiar. The same home, the same neighborhood or grocery store or meeting or job. All of them are vastly different from one day to the next. My job is to see them as they are each time I look. Not assume their similarity to the last time I paid attention. Seeing the newness of everything invites adventure, for me.

This means it is always fresh and miraculous and beautiful for me. I love that! I hope it happens for you all day today!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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