Our vision is 20/20 in hindsight. Now as I look back on so many events in my life, I find that without consciously realizing, I had been communing with my support ‘team’ on the other side – way before I learned that our guides, angels, family and friends team up to lend us support when and s we need it – provided we ask for it – and having asked, we move out of our own way and not block that support when it comes because we want it to be in a certain way or at a certain time. I learned that if we set aside our egos, (no need t eliminate or kill our egos because we need these to function in this world – just not put them in the driver’s seat), and do not ‘tell’ the team how they should help us, we will find that help arrives just when we need it and, in a way, that’s much better than we could have ever imagined.
As my children were growing up, I would always say to them – May the angels guard and guide you. It was just something that had popped up in my head, so I said it. I did not think too much about it and definitely did not try to tell the angels how I wanted them to guard and guide my children.
I cannot even count how many times I arrived ‘just in time’ to prevent a disaster that I was not even aware was happening at home. Or when I got to know that they were up to some mischief. I was not always aware of some sill things that they were doing or safely experimenting with life – but if it was something that would lead them astray or on a path of no return, it was brought to my attention by something they’d say or something that I’d find or overhear. I did not invade their privacy but if I was made aware of some such incident, I did check it out.
That was not the only help I received.
Once when we were having financial difficulties, I had pleaded for help and a lady had been sent to help me. I have narrated that and other such incidents in my book, ‘How to Help Yourself to Be Who You Want to Be’. (www.pamgrewall.com)
A few years after that we had sold our business, and I was working for a very inconsiderate boss. I needed that job, so I plodded along, waiting and praying for something better to open up. One day, there was a very bad storm, where some small cars had been blown off the road. That morning, I left for work much earlier to allow extra time for the commute. Weather was not good and traffic was bad. Even so, I arrived four minutes after 8:00 AM, which was my start time. My boss was standing at the door, he looked at his watch, looked at me and told me that I was four minutes late!!!
A few weeks after that, as I was heading to work, my van sputtered as I was getting on the freeway. I panicked and sent out a plea to my team! I said, ‘You know I need this job to put food on the table. You know I need the van to get to work. You don’t I don’t have the money for repairs. Please help and don’t let this van break down!’
I felt calm. I had elevated my problem to a Higher Power and now it was not for me to worry about it being resolved. That day, I reached work on time with no mishaps.
In the evening when I was heading home, I saw a police car parked on the side of the freeway. I glanced over and wondered what or who he was waiting for. A little while later, I saw him merge into traffic and move into a lane to my right. Was he trying to pull me over? Had I missed something? But he was looking at me and smiling, not asking me to pull over. I smiled back and thought to myself…. okay, what’s going on here? I kept glancing over while watching where I was going and he was there for several minutes. And then when I glanced over once again, there was no police car…anywhere on the freeway and traffic was pretty tight, so where and how he disappeared that fast, I really don’t know.
I thought about that and wondered what that was all about. It was pretty odd!
When I got home, I shared that incident with my daughters. They said that maybe it was an angel trying to let me know that all would be well.
In hindsight, I believe that that was exactly what it was. After that the van rarely broke down – maybe twice, and that too when I had the money for repairs and never at a place where I’d be stranded.
It has become quite normal for me to voice what I want or need and soon after, I will find myself randomly in a place where I find the exact thing I asked for.
I always express gratitude for what I receive and even for what I do not receive. I have learned that if I did not receive what I asked for – what I asked for – either it was because it would not have been food for me or I have received something better instead.
And that my friends is the secret to enhancing your life experiences.
To recap –
‘More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of’. – Unknown