How the universe uses us to serve others….
When we ask for help and things still don’t work out as we hoped they would, it is only because the universe is conspiring to make them work in a better way…
Sometimes life works for us in strange ways. Our thoughts and feelings, when aligned with the universe and originating in kindness and compassion can reach out and help even when we seem to be helpless in helping others.
This incident occurred many years ago. I was not in the best place in my life.
I was working in our store on the beach. A young lady stopped by and started talking to me. She was not shopping but was scoping out the place and assessing me to see how much help I could render if she needed. She told me that she had come from Kansas with a friend. The male friend waited outside. She seemed a little fearful, but did not say much about why that was so. Her nervous laugh was uncomfortable. She asked if she could leave her bags in the store for a little while, so she did not have to carry them around as she did not yet have a place to stay. I took her two small bags and placed them in the back room. She asked me what time I closed the store and then left.
She came by later a few minutes before I closed and seemed to be in a panic.
She then revealed that the ‘friend’ that she had come with was not really a friend, but someone she had met in Kansas not too long ago. They had met in a bar where she was singing. He told her that he was a talent scout, visiting a friend but would be heading back to Los Angeles in a couple days. He said that she had a really good voice and he could help possibly get her in touch with some agencies that could help her with finding better paying gigs and maybe even help her get her big break. He also said that he thought she was pretty and he would like to get to know her better. They went out on a couple dates while he was there and no red flags were raised. He met her family and friends, was low key and offered to wait a day or two so she could travel with him because she was afraid to travel to Los Angeles alone as she had never travelled out of state. She had a young daughter. She made arrangements for the daughter to stay with her family while she explored her options to see if she could get the break that she hoped for.
When they were on their way, the so-called friend started acting very possessive and somewhat controlling. By the time they got to L.A., he showed his true colors. He brought her to the beach, took her to the bar and prepared to pimp her out. She heard him talking to someone about her. That is when, she realized who he really was and what he was up to, so she just left the bar that was just a few doors away from my store. He followed her out but did not come into my store while she was talking to me. As she walked back to him, I saw them argue and heard her begging him to let her go. He grabbed her arm, held her to him and took her back to the bar. She then refused to go anywhere because she felt that as long as she was in the bar with people around, she would be safe.
However, when she came back before I closed the store, she asked if she could come home with me. As I mentioned earlier, I was not in a good place myself. I could not bring her home, where I was in a sticky situation. When I told her that, she freaked out. Her ‘friend’ was outside and she did not have much time. She asked if I could at least keep her bags until the next day. I certainly could do that. She had no contact information to give me, but she assured me that she would stop by the next day to collect her things.
I felt helpless and frustrated that I could not do any more. I prayed for the angels to guard and guide her, as I always did for my daughters. I sat in my car and I cried. Then I drove home.
The next day after I opened the store and looked for her. I waited all day, but she did not show up. I kept praying that she was safe.
I never saw her again. However, I did receive a letter from her asking if I could please ship her bags to her since she was back home with her family. She also told me that she stayed in the bar, so she would not have to go with the ‘friend’. There she met a kind gentleman and they got talking. When she told him what had happened, he bought her a ticket and put her on the next flight back to Kansas. Since this was pre-cell phone era and she did not have my home or store number, her only option was to write.
I shipped her bags and wished her well. I also felt considerable relief and thanked the angels that she had been placed where she could receive the best help. I was not in a financial position to buy her a ticket and was making the best of a bad situation in my life at the time and dealing with my own drama, so I would not have been any help to her.
In conclusion, when we run into walls and do not see a way out, we can always look up to seek help from the Source and the one who provides for all to be sure that what at the time looks like ‘no-help’ is really a detour to a better solution that we are not aware of!!