(Feb. 5, 2015) I was inspired by a video from Gabrielle Bernstein the other day. I've followed her now for a couple of years, and have her books Spirit Junkie and May Cause Miracles. She was one of the first teachers I came across when I became refocused on my spiritual path. I believe I found her on Super Soul Sunday, and from there subscribed to her YouTube channels to watch her weekly videos. She is also an excellent speaker, and I love putting on one of her lectures to listen to while I drive. Her message helps me detach from all that is swirling around in my head, surrender, and connect back to my spirit. After listening to her, I am able to see the deeper meaning behind everything once again.
On this week's episode, she talks about how to receive signs from the God, the Universe, or however you refer to our all-knowing guiding presence. I decided to play along and said a prayer on my home from work about a situation that I needed guidance on. I said very specifically, if this is right, show me a butterfly. I tried my best to put it out of my mind. When I was almost home, I was having trouble getting over into a lane and had to slow way down. The car I inched behind had a butterfly painted on the back of it. I felt blessed by the answer. Of course, the mind tries to rationalize it...a butterfly isn't that uncommon. When I got home later, I noticed my daughter's cup in the bathtub is covered in butterflies and I smiled again. I've seen it many times, but felt it on a different level. Then later, right before bed, my daughter ran in to show me the ring she put on....it was a light pink butterfly.
I definitely want to try it again. It was a good exercise in opening up to what's possible and feeling like I'm communicating with God. It also felt like God is blessing the dream in my heart, and that I just need to get in a state of believing it too. It felt like stepping into another dimension that I need to reside in more often. I invite you to try it, and let me know how it works for you <3