Miss Universe Drinks a Skinny Vanilla Latte (with two Splenda)
|12/20/2016||Posted by Jane under bits and pieces|
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho
The Universe came for a visit today. She didn’t know it. She had no idea I’d even asked her to come … but there she was. Skinny vanilla latte in-hand, settled comfortably on my sofa.
I’ve been doing some work around my intention to be what I call ‘spiritually present’. It is a way of being that I’m defining for myself, in a way that resonates with my soul. So, I am learning what it feels like. What it is, and perhaps what it isn’t.
This morning, Miss. Universe kindly showed me how it works … by way of a text message.
You see Miss. Universe had a heartbreaking week, so she texted this morning and asked if she could come over. She simply said “I just want to be near you”.
I just want to be near you.
Aside from being delighted to see my friend (whose name, by the way, really isn’t Miss. Universe, at all) I instantly realized that THIS, this is spiritual presence. This is, maybe the highest honor.
To just be near. Should she want tea, or a nap, or some soup ~ yes, to provide those things. But just to be near. Spiritual presence.
I am grateful tonight, for the powers that hear my pleas. For the powers that know my heart, my strengths and my perceived shortcomings. For sending a perfect messenger to show me the way … to teach me the most essential meaning, the beautiful simplicity and the core of spiritual presence.
I am beyond grateful for precious friends and family, who allow me to practice spiritual presence … especially when they don’t even realize it.
You help me grow. You help me be a better person.
Thank you, and I am honored.