Blessings and Miracles

So.  Life, as my husband and I knew it, changed on May 28, 2014.  My previous blog post spoke about it.  The Universe answers prayers (whatever you consider a prayer to be) in record time these days.  We lose someone close to us and a major player in our business and voila’, just the right person (or so we thought) comes to us with an offer we can’t refuse.  Perfect.  And so life is back on track and we begin to pick up the pieces.  Oh but wait…not so fast the Universe says…that was much to easy.  The Universe says to us “you talk a lot about staying in the place of the Most High, well, let’s see what happens with the rubber meets the road.”  Just as quickly as this perfect person decided to work for us, a different decision is made a couple of weeks later than perhaps it’s not so perfect after all.  Okay, Universe.  Throw me the ball.  I’m ready.

So in a nutshell (funny I should use that term since our company is The Nutman Co. USA, Inc.), the winds blew one direction one day and then tossed everything up in the air and blew them a different direction the next day.  The rubber met the road and it hit a speed bump.  Does a speed bump deter a well-trained winning race driver?  I think not.  

Clearly we MUST see these circumstances that come to us as blessings…blessings in the form of a road map and an internal GPS system.  If we stay in the driver’s seat and maneuver through life’s obstacle course with grace and gratitude, we will be shown the way to the winner’s circle.  Miracles manifest by trusting this internal guidance system.

A friend once wrote, “Our experience of miracles could include such things as life itself, our consciousness, the ability to reason, the experience of loving and so on. Then there are countless other miracles that relate to all the blessings that have come to us in our lives.  Hopefully, we each can see the miraculous way in which the personal affairs and emerging design of our lives have all unfolded.”

Yes, I certainly can.  Life has a design.  I don’t question it anymore.  I open myself to the constant movement of the Universe and find a plethora of gifts streaming forth.  If I were to think of all the things I’ve done and where I’ve been and what it took to be here in this moment…well, it would be truly mind-blowing.  But I Am Here Now.  And life’s adventure is unfolding at record speed.

My seatbelt and my helmet are on.  The engine is revving.  Bring on the obstacle course and the speed bumps.  It is a privilege to participate consciously in this delightfully crazy adventure.

Va-va-va-vroom!  Let the blessings and the miracles continue.

The Design Unfolds

Fall apart

I am certain God has a plan.  There is a design unfolding, I’m just not certain what it is.

My husband and I lost a good friend and major player in the business yesterday.  Unexpectedly.  Gone.  Just like that.

I am certain God has a plan.  There is a design unfolding, I’m just not certain what it is.  I don’t question it.  I trust.  God and Love never fail.  Humans…well that’s a totally different story, too long to tell in a blog.

An angel came into our lives 3 years ago, at a time when we were scratching our heads about how the business was going to continue to flourish.  He said yes to everything we asked.  He was a man of true integrity.  He always kept us an arm’s length away from anything personal, and we respected that about him.  He was an honest man, a loving man, a compassionate man.  A man who loved photography.  A man who loved children.  A man who loved God more than life itself.

I am certain God has a plan.  There is a design unfolding.  I’m just not certain what it is.  But I know that this man will be greatly missed on the planet and although his physical presence is no longer with us, I know that his spirit is still around.  He loved playing games.  He loved sarcasm.  He had a totally dry wit.  And as I sit here creating this blog post, I can hear him say, “don’t you have something else better to do…like go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather? I’m fine, really I am. Go. Go.”  Thank you, Jim, for all the love you showered on us, our business, your friends, the world.  Your radiant spirit is present.

I am certain God has a plan.  We are willing participants in its unfolding.  There is a design, I’m just not certain what it is but I know that the Truth is True and All is Well, Unconquerable Life Prevails.