Flower Miracle

cactus flowerImagine walking out to the deck one morning and seeing this flower on a cactus!

We’ve had that plant for at least five years. It had never bloomed before and I didn’t even realize it could or would. We have had four blooms over the last two weeks, each coming one at a time. The flower pods would show up, opening into blossom, and each one would last three to five days. What a glorious experience! It doesn’t look like there will be any more blossoms, but I’m willing to be surprised.

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Will this ever happen again? Was it something that occurs as a fluke, was it a miracle, or does that cactus bloom in five to seven year increments? Right now it doesn’t matter what the answer is, but it would be awesome if it happens again. And it would be great if I didn’t have to wait for another five plus years to see this bit of magic take place.

Do you have occurrences in your life that you weren’t expecting and when they landed in front of you they made a huge difference in possibilities, in planning and in your hoped for outcome?

Watching these amazingly beautiful flowers magically blossom allowed me to reflect that there are similarities to allowing magic and miracles to happen in life.

I decided that I was going to address projects and dreams like watching this cactus bloom — a state of being in wonderment and of being willing to be in that place of anticipation of what can occur. I’ve consistently been in awe of what life brings, but sometimes I need to be reminded to allow — to get out of my own way and just be ready for what can show up.

And that is what has transpired in the last week! I’m so close to having my whiteboard animation video of the Daily Clean Your House Flow ready to show you!  I have had the most amazing team helping me create the project. And with the extra juice and support that has just showed up, I’m experiencing another surge of excitement and anticipation. Life and surprise flowers are full of magic. Enjoy!

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A Dragon Eats the Moon

Red DragonI’ve been watching the moon get eaten by the dragon! It’s truly a ‘blood moon’ as it has turned from a bright glowing sphere to a burned red color. The ancient Chinese believed that solar eclipses occur when a legendary celestial dragon devours the Sun. They also believed that this dragon attacks the moon during lunar eclipses.
Well, I can see why they had a tradition to bang drums and pots and make loud noise during eclipses to frighten that dragon away. They must have been totally freaked when such a big orb in the sky became “nothing.” Just minutes ago, I experienced a change that was magical. The sky had been glorious with the stars shining bright and the moon changing colors and shape. And then the sky turned pitch black and the night sounds became silent. Even the stars went into hiding – they don’t have the same sparkle.
In October 2014 we know what is happening. We even have websites and Wikipedia to give us all sorts of information in the moment. But 2000 years ago, and even 200 years ago, the eclipse would bring fear and a sense of foreboding because they thought something bad was transpiring. Today, I’m not tempted to beat the pots and pans. Rather, I am in awe that such magic can be happening and that I’m awake to experience it. I am in awe of the quiet. There is no sound. Even the owls have gone to silence. There is no movement. I can’t see my hand in front of my face.
No more than twenty minutes have passed, and it’s not quite as dark now as the moon starts showing a sliver of light. That light allows me to see that the moon is still red, but it won’t be for long. And the sky is just a bit lighter as the stars shine a bit brighter. The dragon is almost gone, and I didn’t have to bang any pots or fire any cannons to chase it away.
I am blessed to experience magic.

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