Be Still and Seek to Manifest
In the last twenty-four hours, I opened three separate books to find the same message spoken differently. Has this ever happened to you? When something happens three times, a pattern has emerged. Pay attention! The pattern is a message from the Whisper.
Each message was a variation of the following quote by Eileen Caddy, the founder of the Findhorn Community in Scotland, known world-wide for growing an abundance of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and large plants in the worst possible conditions.
All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be STILL and take time to SEEK for what is WITHIN, and you will surely find it.
It’s typical human behavior to plant a seed of desire and then go into overdrive to ensure its manifestation. This leaves little time for seeking stillness, for guidance. The ego, threatened by stillness, takes the logical path ultimately making the journey long, difficult, and hard. (No wonder we are impatient and don’t enjoy the journey. We just want to ‘hurry up’ and get to the final destination, because it’s just plain difficult and hard when we take the logical route!)
What if by slowing down to tune into your inner stillness, you are shown an easier way- a short cut? What if, by following the intuitive path, the journey is abundant with serendipitous encounters? What if, you actually enjoy the journey so much that you detach from the outcome? I’m convinced that your journey will be magical as you follow the lead of the Whisper – you’ll be in the right place at the right time, saying or doing the right thing. It’s happened to me so many times, I can’t possibly begin to recount them all. For the most part, I have come to expect serendipitous encounters and magical outcomes.
Several years ago, I was planning to move houses. It was late winter or early spring when I started planning. Logic would have the move wait a few months to the end of year so that I could reach some financial goals I had set. Soon I began to feel the ‘urge’ to move, but my logic told me that I needed to wait. I needed to meet my financial goals, first.
In May, something surprising happened when my gatekeeper (logic) was off duty. During the stillness of the night as I slept, an inner voice woke me up screaming, you’ll be moving sooner than you think! I remember trembling as I came to semi-conscious awareness. It had never screamed at me before.
You see, it had to get my attention. The Whisper started gently, at first, but I had ignored it. The Whisper first appeared as a feeling, in the form of an ‘urge to move’. It was like a little inner nudge. But, I over-rode it with logic and the financial plan in my head. To get my attention, the Whisper did something it had had never done before, or since, it yelled at me. And, that did the job!
Once it had my attention, I was shown, on a mental screen, where I was to go to look for a place to live. I recognized it because I had fantasized about living there before. The Whisper told me to go there after work that day. Being the disobedient child that I was, I didn’t.
The following morning I was awakened again in the early morning hours as it commanded me to go there today!” So, when I finished work, I drove straight over to the condo. The realtor showed me the place, which was everything I had imagined and more. It was a lot more money then I wanted to pay. It was beyond my financial comfort zone. I would have had to really stretch to pay for it. Logically, it wasn’t worth it. Just as I was about to tell the realtor no, the Whisper told me to sign the contract! I wrote out the check for an enormous deposit, despite the mental chatter scaring the dickens out of me!
Part of me was excited and another part was in full-blown stress! The anxiety I felt when I thought about taking on that level of responsibility, in addition to the office I had in a prestigious part of town, along with the wonderful assistant I was paying, and my son who was in a private school, was simply overwhelming.
Despite that, I started buying furniture for my new, way-over-my-head condo. One Saturday morning, just two weeks before my move-in date, my realtor called. She had called to give me bad news, so she thought. My landlord was going through a divorce and wanted to move back into his condo. He wanted to know what he could do to get out of his legal contract with me. A small part of me was disappointed as I said, “I don’t know what it would take, but if he wants his place back, I want him to have it!” And then a river of relief swept over me! I felt so good, it was as though I had been let out of prison.
And, I felt even better when I received a check from my landlord returning my deposit, plus $3,600 for inconvenience! Not bad for following the Whisper, huh? All I had to do to make that extra $3600 was to sign the contract! I was $3600 ahead on my financial plan and I hadn’t even moved yet! Not bad, eh?
Well, the realtor felt so bad that I didn’t have a place to live that she helped me to find another place. Would you believe I ended up in a beautiful house on a lake that had never been lived in, for hundreds of dollars less than what I would have paid on that upscale condo?
Ms. Caddy says there are lessons to be learned in the garden as you turn over the earth, sow, weed, water, and wait. I agree. When you plant a seed, you fully expect it to grow, don’t you? Well, why didn’t my seed of moving into that actual condo manifest? Because there was something more perfect in store for me. Not only did I get a more perfect place to live, which allowed me to move my office into my home, it was also lot more affordable, and I was $3,600 closer to my financial goal. It happened in such an out-of-the-ordinary way, I could never in my wildest dreams have conjured up that possibility!
When I share the story of how the Whisper (inner guidance) got me into the perfect house and paid me $3600 as a bonus, people tell me that they wouldn’t have had the courage to act on guidance like that. Would you?
And, as Eileen Caddy says, “Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.”
I would add to that – not only expect your dreams to manifest, but sit in receptive silence feeling for direction. And, you may never know, the Whisper may just speak so loud and clear that you have to follow!