Saturday, April 2, 2011
Day 12 – April 1st. 2011
I knew today was different. To begin with, there were no arguments with the Grasshopper this morning. (Yes, you read correctly). He got up on time, took his shower, got ready in a flash, fed Tripod and Freckles and all of this with a huge smile. Weird, but nice. I'm not complaining. We left home early and treated ourselves to our weekly hot beverage in the fancy disposable cup. Now THAT was nice. We had time to talk a little bit. I was kind of sleepy and quiet but he graced me with his insightfulness and talked about his goals for next school year. He is such a joy! I dropped him off and came back home for a lesson with Studious. I enjoy these lessons very much. She is a joy to talk to. Today, we didn't even pull out our books. We talked about our lives (in Spanish, of course) and the hour went by quickly. Then I went to work for a few hours. And I mean, I worked for a few hours! Whoa! By the time I left, I was so tired I couldn't even think straight.
On the light side of things, while at work I received a call from someone who had given my book ("The Unverse at Your Feet") to a friend of his and was full of compliments. He said his friend had found the exact answers that he had been looking for in a long time. He wondered when I would be translating the book into Hindi… maybe one day. Who knows? I think the possibilities are endless.
I got home to find the Manager and Grasshopper visiting and playing with Tripod and Freckles. So nice to have her around! I also heard from the Author. I can't wait to talk to her. She always has a very open and honest perspective on things. I haven't talked to Mrs. Yum today. I miss that girl! She always makes me laugh. We get so involved in our daily lives, in the "I must do"s of life, that we don't make time for the things that really lift our spirits. We are so involved in the games that we ourselves have invented in the hologram that we forget that the force that drove the manifestation of our energy into matter is the force of love, of happiness. And that is the reason why we are here.
I've had the opportunity to look at contrast right in the eye. Every day it seems! And I think (notice I carefully chose to say I think) that I'm starting to understand the purpose and the nature of contrast. I've heard The Boys say many, many times that the purpose of contrast is to cause that "Ah!" moment. The purpose of contrast is to shake us from our comfort zone. But that is it! Contrast is not designed or supposed to last. What makes it last is our perception and our attention! (Another example of how we play with time). So take for instance an unexpected bill. You are faced with that expense, it shakes your comfort zone because you were not counting on that. You lose your balance for a moment; but if at that moment you decide to relax and leave it all to the universe and not worry about it, the answer makes its way to you right away. Then the 'problem' was a problem only for a short period of time. However, if you are anything like me, you get the bill and you hold your breath even as you are opening the envelope. Immediately you start thinking of the resources that you have or not have available, and wonder if you'll be able to pay it. You even make a quick account of the funds you have in the bank and how much money you owe and how long it's going to take you to finish paying all your debt, if you have any. Right there, we are giving the contrast strength and it starts gathering momentum. Since we are like the eye of the hurricane, as we focus our attention on the contrast we are conjuring all the forces of the universe to make it important. Big. Great. And so it lasts. And as time passes, it keeps gaining momentum and mass! Isn't that true? I know that contrast has to be because without it we couldn't leap or move forward, but I am starting to truly understand that it doesn't have to stay. It doesn't have to grow. And most importantly, it doesn't have to consume us! I am learning to say "Universe, take this one. I can't deal with it." Invariably, the Universe does take care of it. I am starting to let the Universe surprise me and I am having the time of my life!
Don't forget the Sunday Morning call!
Hope your April Fool's day went by smoothly. Mine did. I wasn't the victim of any practical jokes. Or maybe I was and I never found out!
I am now going to say hello to my pillow. It's calling my name!
See you tomorrow!
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