Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Universe works in strange ways....

A couple of days ago, I chose a card from Esther and Jerry Hicks "Well-Being Cards".

The card said: I am learning that all problems resolve themselves.

The expanded version on the reverse of the card elaborated:
When you have a problem, a desire exudes forth from you,
and Source hears it
and answers immediately.

Once you remove your attention
from the problem, you then allow
the solution.

Give birth to the question
and let it go - and allow
the answer to flow.

Timely advice. And a good reminder. Especially when worrying about Hubby's health (or lack of to be more specific).

However, on that day a couple of hours after I'd pulled this card, the doorbell rang.
It was 10:00 in the morning on a week day. Who could it be?

Over the course of the past few weeks, Hubby mentioned that someone had been ringing our doorbell, usually in the afternoon, just when he was about to take his nap. It happened 3 or 4 times. He no longer has the energy to answer the door, so if I'm not home, the call of the front door bell goes unanswered.

I opened the door to a middle-aged man, who looked familiar.
"Bonjour madame, ca fait long temps!" and he continued on in french.....

Turns out he was the technician who installed new windows in our garage last summer. I'd been calling the company last fall to come back and fix a caulking problem. The caulking had separated from the window edge, leaving a couple of gaps. I was worried that cold air and water would enter the garage. Not good.
I was angry that nobody had come back to fix this problem. Yes, it was a minor problem, but I had spoken to the sales person several times, only to be reassured that somebody would be by to fix it.

Then winter arrived. Forget it - will have to wait until Spring.
I know this is just an annoying problem, but I get really angry when I feel like I'm being ignored. After all, I'd paid good money to have those windows installed. In other words, I'd done my part. Paid up in full right away. Why then can't this company do it's part and fix their error? I felt neglected. Well, next time I will just choose another company if I need any more windows installed.

So, this morning, standing on my doorstep was the man who had installed those windows (way back in August), telling me he was in the area and would now fix the gaps in the caulking.

Ha! Well, I had certainly let this problem go - over the whole winter. And in doing so, allowed the problem to resolve in its own time. Getting angry and calling the company had not worked.

And maybe two problems were resolved that morning. Was this the same man who had been ringing our doorbell?

Interesting what happens when you shift your focus.

3 comments:

Miss Sandra said...

The universe does work in strange ways..but oh wonderful when it answers our needs!!
xoxo
Sandra

LoveCompanion said...

This is beautiful and holds such a profound yet simple lesson on trust, providence and letting go --thank you for sharing here today! I was encouraged and inspired so much in reading this! This is what I must also commit to doing lately, rather than push too hard I am settling back into a rhythm for writing and remembering why I love it and let it just go the way it wants to. Whatever happens can do so in its own timing.
blessings to you and yours,
Jenn

Beverly said...

I must remember this....