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I had an amazing day yesterday.
Or as people say nowadays, A-mazing!
Well in Montclair, Montclair, New Jersey, had an open house, and to be honest, for the first time in my 59 years I was in a room full of women where I not only felt comfortable, but I felt safe. It was like, “These are my people.”
I was able to be everything I am without judgement — silly, fun, and deep/spiritual/philosophical. ZERO small talk and everyone I talked to “got me.” I dreamed about days like this with other women.
The day before, I was in a car accident and just not myself. I was also a bit down-hearted because I thought I was going to score a speaking engagement I really wanted, but they went with someone else. Then, at this event, I was able to participate in a Sound Therapy session. By the end of the session, I was giggling and crying at the same time. I felt completely elevated and like a brand new person.
But the craziest thing happened as I was entering the building. A beautiful woman was walking in before me. She was smiley and held the door open for me. (Sounds normal, but this is New Jersey, and trust me, strangers don’t smile at you!) Anyway, we ended up having one great conversation after another. It got so deep, so fast. I felt like she was my twin! We had so much in common and so many relatable experiences.
One of the themes of our conversation dealt with trees. I won’t get into it because I respect people’s privacy, but it was heavy.
Keep the word “tree” in mind though, as I continue…(And note, I was also wearing my Banyan tree necklace).
When I came home, my husband said, “You are glowing!”
I excitedly told him all about the event. I began with, “Never, and I do not say this lightly, never, in my 59 years did I feel so comfortable in a room full of women. Not only did I feel comfortable, I felt safe.”
Whether I meet with any of these women again, or not, it was a day to remember.
I slept so good last night. When I got up, I went to my dressing room (a small room where I have my spiritual altar).
On my altar was a card.
What is this?
It was a beautiful card from my husband. He purchased it after work yesterday, while I was at the event.
Coincidentally … wait, there is no such thing as coincidence. This was The Universe.
I opened the card and it was a spiritual metaphor about an oak tree.
He got me the card because I was disappointed in not getting that speaking engagement.
Then I realized, I didn’t want that one. Something much better is coming. My branches are still growing.
I never thought a day like this would happen.
THANK YOU UNIVERSE!
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