This week I am being showered with unexpected gifts.
Last Sunday, I texted and spoke with an old friend, Rainbow, who asked what I was doing for Xmas. First of all I didn’t want to say that I hadn’t any plans and kind of ignored the question, feeling as though I ‘should’ have something planned.
From MKE my non-action, avoidance, etc… is an action, where what is created is a repeat from my Old Blueprint. “Food for thought,” I thought to myself. Our conversation had laughter, friendliness, encouragement, recognition of our spiritual gifts… and I shared a little about the MKMMA course I’m doing…
“Great to hear from you today Rainbow.” Just before the end of our call she says, “I’ll send you a video that I made a couple of years ago.”….“Bye”
I’m not sure, but a little while later I’m thinking that I need a hosted blog and Rainbow is right into social media (she actually set up Facebook for me), so as we were talking about my digital challenges, Rainbow began whizzing past my head all these solutions.
I realised that ‘talking’ doesn’t work for me. I need ‘to see,’ and better still, be in the same room. Out of my mouth pops, “Rainbow, how about coming to Adelaide for a week or two.
There is a spare bedroom and I’ll pay for the airline tickets.” She lives close to Byron Bay, New South Wales in the eastern most point of Australia, and says, “I need to fly out of Ballina to Sydney and then Sydney to Adelaide.” No worries, Rainbow, leave it with me and I’ll check on the net and sort it out.”
So, I look up the fares and find out that I’m a little short of the ticket price. I contact my brother Monday morning who says why don’t you drop in and we can sort it out at his place. So the ticket is purchased and Rainbow is staying for a month arriving next Monday 17th December.
I rang to let her know and she says “I was so excited to be coming, that “I couldn’t get to sleep for 3 hours last night!” I’m certainly looking forward to hanging out with rainbow. She is looking forward to helping me get over my fear of the sea and made the point. “You better get some bathers!” “I already have some.”
I wake up Tuesday morning and feel good about helping Rainbow to come to Adelaide and then as I poke my head into what will be her bedroom for a month, I realise that “There is no bedding, no mattress, sheets, pillows, bedside light.” What to do? “Buy some from a second-hand store,…”
Well, it’s 8:10 am, what if I contacted my brother and sister, which I did by texting my wish list. I was stoked when my brother texts back “yes I have all of that.” And boy, was he generous – four loads of washing! “There’s enough here for winter.” It’s now the middle of summer here.
My 78 year old next door neighbour Colin recently lost his wife of 32 years, Avis. He is such a generous soul and he likes to get me off guard and use one-liners. On Tuesday, a really hot 38oC, he was working outside or in the shed for most of the day.
Around 3:00 or 3:30 pm, in his usual way, he knocks on my bedroom, come office, window and I always go out to meet him. He is carrying some tools in his arms and has come to prop up my sad looking tomato plants with four posts and using the wire from the shed. Colin, just says, “You go on and do whatever you want. I’m alright here.” It really was a one person job.
Feeling a little guilty about the state of the vegie patch and the overgrown paths, carpeted with weeds, I thought I’d tackle them and keep Colin company. It was a good feeling to be working side by side, chatting and helping him thread the wire as he needed.
I have written down on one of my index cards, “Smile (a big smiley face), walking through doorways.” As far as I can recollect it has been very awkward for me to smile, so recent years in photographs I just put my lips together. What was really nice was getting this beautiful Marco Polo feedback in my Oceania group from Rebekah on Wednesday.
It has given me permission to entertain a new thought and get rid of an Old Blueprint. Thank you Rebekah, your gift is a breath of fresh air.
“Grant, I just absolutely love when you pop in and you are so supportive of everyone and always smiling and giving compliments and I appreciate your presence so much. It always makes me smile.”
A couple of weeks back when I posed a question on the webby, Mark J shared that I might want to consider being a grateful receiver, so I wrote out “I am a grateful receiver” on an index card, there and then, which I have looked at and said daily.” I am very grateful to Mark for his ‘suggestion.’ This simple phrase actually changes my vibration. Very powerful! I feel worthy, deserving, grateful and ready to receive.
It’s not written on my DMP but it has been a longing for my whole life to have a friend. This MKE course has changed the way I think about myself allowing my inner light to shine. At first for me, the words “No-one can ever be a success without a mastermind alliance,” was a truism for others and because we ‘had to’ organise (actively participate in creating our own destiny) one or more alliances, and I have done that, I now understand how valuable and significant this is.
What’s even more valuable than that is that I have co-created what I believe are authentic friendships with Cindy, Mariana and Duncan, and that I have the power to understand what it truly means to be a good friend and so mote it be!
And, this morning I received a phone call from my daughter Kylie and an invitation to morning brunch, next Wednesday, to play some outdoor table tennis with her and my grandchildren Flynn and Pearl, well mainly Pearl I expect.
She was the one who showed most interest. Fun times ahead!!
May everyone who reads this bathe in the glory and magic of the day that they created/create.
Grant William Harrison