I believe the Universe sends us signs.
Signals, open doors, messages from God, however you want to define ‘opportunity’ – this is what I’m referring to. The world, it seems, is quite magical then, wouldn’t you agree? Because no matter what you believe, no matter what religion you follow or don’t, no matter your opinions on anything for that matter – we all have moments of opportunity whispering to us each day. It is up to us to hear them and follow.
Sometimes these doors of opportunity are quite small and narrow,
With a tiny peek of light behind the threshold,
Leading us to question if we’ve even seen a light after all?
Yet other moments offer us an abundance of green lights chanting
‘Yes, GO!’ – an openness so vast that it would be foolish of us to avoid.
Whatever the case, all the little lights of opportunity are here for us right now.
Over the last few months, I’ve found that my inner light is quite dim. I reached out to a friend last week, wondering if maybe she needed a friend too. Perhaps her light could strengthen mine? In a matter of days, I found myself in her cozy home, coffee in hand, chatting again as we did when we were freshman in college. Five hours into the afternoon, we continued to reminisce and conjure up plans to explore Europe together. I left her home feeling renewed, brighter than the day before.
Last Thursday, I woke with a sense of relief, feeling grateful after Wednesday’s chat with another beautiful soul who resides thousands of miles away. In the comfort of my office (and with the help of modern technology) we laughed, shared stories, advised each other, and concluded 3 hours of conversation with a “See you soon!”
Again, I was reminded of the infinite light that is here for all of us now, if only we could see it.
After a sweet embrace and a kiss goodbye with my son on Thursday, I ventured toward a local bookstore where I write and edit, write and edit, write and edit, and reach out to publishing companies. It is a wonderful time for myself and my dreams, but some days it is maddening because I grow tired and feel as though my efforts are time wasted. I sat for a moment, my dreams trapped in a red binder opposite me waiting to be embraced by the world. To continue with this crazy dream of a book? Or not to continue? I wrestled myself for a few moments.
I greeted a café employee and ordered my usual. He was quite inquisitive for 9AM and smiled, “What are you up to today?”
“Oh, just work,” I replied nervously.
He seemed disappointed with my brief reply.
(Cue inner confidence after an awkward silence)
I continued, “Actually I’m writing a book. It’s good motivation to come here and see everyone else’s books. So I’m here three mornings a week. The coffee helps.” I forced a smile.
Eyes widening and without hesitation he chirped, “Hey, that’s what we’re here for! Here you go, it’s on the house,” and he handed over the coffee.
We chatted briefly about my journey and passion for writing.
He seemed intrigued, and wished me all the best. I couldn’t thank him enough.
I still can’t believe I embraced a stranger.
Or maybe, I can’t believe a stranger embraced me…
Again, my inner light was brightened.
Feeling energized and grateful for this small (huge) act of kindness, I set up my ‘mobile office’ and wondered if I should edit? Or just read and relax? Three hours to kill while Lucas is in school…
And suddenly, as if the Universe heard my plight, a direct message popped up on my phone from a blog reader:
“Hi, Kiley! I just wanted to tell you that I am looking forward to reading your book.”
Stunned, flattered, humbled, excited, I was ready to begin.
And that was it, that’s all it took for me to continue. As if chatting with friends who know my soul wasn’t reassurance enough, the Universe offered me just one more green light. One more, “Go, Ki!” One extra little light to show me the way. And I was (and still am) beyond grateful.
The Universe is opening doors right now for you! Are you looking? Are you listening to the whispers? Are you alert? Are you open? Are you ready? Whatever it is that you want in your life, you must first ask for it. Then be open to what is here for you right now.
If you want friendship, ask for it. Give it too.
If you want love, ask for it. Be it too.
If you want compassion, ask for it. Show it too.
If you want inspiration, ask for it. Spread it too.
If you want certain things to manifest in your life, you must first plant the seed. Embody them…
And then, without even knowing it, these things will nourish your life, all on their own.
Trust, and let go of the outcome.
Just be open to right now.
Continue, yes, it’s time.
If you need a green light, here it is: GO!
Light and love,