Look for Signs

A few years ago, I started looking for signs. But not your basic street signs. I’m talking about signs that the Universe provides when you ask for them.

Try this experiment:

Ask for something small to start with, like seeing a red flower, a butterfly, or a certain color of car, etc., as you go about your daily life. Put a time limit on it, like 48 hours or even further out, but don’t make it too far in the distance or you might forget you asked and when it shows up, you won’t recognize it. Remember, we have to have “eyes to see.” Is it coincidental that my blog is named Eyes to See? You decide.

I have lots of instances where the Universe has provided. One day I asked to see a yellow butterfly, so I simply asked and went about my business. The next day I had to go to the supermarket and was walking down the cookie aisle when there it was!

Printed right on the packag04.18.17butterflye of Oreo cookies was a huge yellow butterfly!!!

What’s the lesson here? Be specific in your request. Maybe I should have asked to see a real live butterfly??? But hey, the Universe answered my call, didn’t it? The key here is to ask and then let go of “how” it’s going to show up. Just look for the signs!

(And who created the Universe? The One who sees all, knows all and loves all. He is also the One who said, “Ask and ye shall receive.)”

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Pennies from Heaven

On my recent visit to Tucson, something happened that proves the Universe obliges us and that what we focus on expands.

My Mom lives in a residential care home and hates the food there so every day when I went to see her, I would stop at the grocery store to bring her some goodies.  She loves sweets and even though I know they’re not good for her, I brought them anyway. She’ll be 92 next month and I believe that she deserves to have anything that makes her happy.

One night while reading from Pam Grout’s book, E-Cubed, I decided to try one of the experiments. It’s called Pennies from Heaven and it goes like this: in the next 72 hours be aware of Pennies from Heaven. Most people discount pennies as seemingly worthless, but they represent abundance in its many forms.  So I set my intention to consciously put them on my radar.  The next day my Mom asked me bring her a Coke, among other things, from the store. When I reached into the cold case to grab the Coke, there was a penny just laying there.  I picked it up and let out a big “woo hoo!”  People stared but I didn’t care.  There was a Penny from Heaven!  Proof that the Universe obliged my intention.

After I had swiped my credit card to pay for the groceries, the clerk asked if I had a member card.  I said no, so he told me I could use his to get the discounts on the items I purchased.  OK, cool, I thought.  What happened next blew me away.  He gave me $10.20 back in cash. What???  I thanked him and put it in my pocket, still baffled by what had just happened.

Out in the parking lot I noticed there was a woman standing in front of my rental car smoking a cigarette. A homeless man walked up to her and asked if she had a cigarette he could have.  She told him she didn’t have one to spare.  So he asked her if she could spare some change because he was hungry.  She told him she couldn’t help him. Without even thinking, I blurted out “I can.”  I pulled out the $10 bill I had been given and gave it to him.  He looked me square in the eye and said, “God blesses you.”

I will never forget him or the events that took place in the space of just a few minutes … serendipity.  God put me in the right place at the right time.  A blessing for that man and me.  It wasn’t my job to know what he was going to do with the money.  But it was my job to share a blessing.  Both of us felt God’s grace.

I got in the car and looked skyward to say my thank you’s and saw the palm trees.  I love palm trees so I took this photo, knowing that every time I see a palm tree, I am grateful for my Pennies from Heaven experience.

But it didn’t stop there.  When I got back home from Tucson, I had coffee with my neighbor and was relating all of this to her.  As we were talking, I set my coffee cup down on the table, and there was a penny.  Wow!  Neither of us had seen it there when we first sat down. We were both speechless and just burst out laughing at the wonder of it all. And then when I got back to my house, as soon as I put down my purse and keys, the music station hubby and I usually listen to played … you guessed it  … Pennies from Heaven.  I kid you not.  Life is full of magic.  Go find it.  Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.

 

Selfie

Sometimes when I get bored sitting at a long stoplight, I’ll think of ways to keep myself entertained.  (Can’t meditate – cars behind me wouldn’t like that when the light turns green).

While cleaning out the photo archives, I came across this selfie.  Doesn’t take much to entertain me!  Ha!  I took this last year and thought it was funny so I did some crazy edits.  Could it be I’m just a time traveling tourist from another place in the universe, like my friend, Zannyro?  Beam me up, Scotty!

Namaste’

FotoSketcher - Sunglasses2.pixelator AvatarRegina (Gina) Arnold is the author of Uncomplicated Ways to Find Your Financial Freedom, a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist,  and photo blogger.

Money?

How do you feel about money?  Do you believe it’s a source of energy?  Do you believe there’s not enough?  Do you believe that only a certain percentage of the world’s population will ever be wealthy?  Do you want to be wealthy?  Do you believe you deserve to have lots of money?  Maybe you grew up like I did with people telling you that “money doesn’t grow on trees.”  Or “we can’t afford that.”  If you did, then money became that elusive substance reserved for “something special.”  Read on …

Have you ever heard of Happy Money?  (There’s a book written about this which is available at Amazon for 99 cents if you have a Kindle). 07.20.13.Happy Money

It’s the concept where you take any denomination of bills … ones, fives, twenties, etc., attach a sticky note with your handwritten blessing and leave the money and blessing somewhere so that someone can find your little package.

The theory that what you give out is what you get back is at play here.  The universe doesn’t like a vacuum, so the money, energy, love or whatever you give away from yourself creates an empty space for the universe to refill.  Some folks believe it comes back ten-fold, a hundred-fold, even a thousand-fold.

Try it.  Do whatever you can afford, even if it’s only a dollar.  Attach a handwritten blessing from your heart and leave it somewhere where someone else can find it.  But don’t hang around and watch to see who picks it up.  That’s not your job; leave THAT to the Universe.  The right person will get it.  And you will have something come to you in return.  Remember, abundance doesn’t always come in the form of money.  It could be anything, so keep your eyes and ears open.

Let me know how it goes for you  if you do it.  Namaste’

By the way, this is my 500th post since I started the Regina Chronicles.  Should I go for 1,000?

Sea Dreamer

This morning as I was looking for a pair of earrings, I came across some sea shells.  They are souvenirs from a trip we took to Pensacola Beach, Florida several years ago.  They aren’t spectacular from some exotic sea creature but I keep them as a reminder that someday I will get to spend more time by the sea.  And I’m leaving it up to the Universe as to which sea it will be.  The Mediterranean, Baltic, Adriatic, Black Sea, Red Sea, Caribbean … any one will do.

Many years ago (look out – here comes some nostalgia) I was given an album (on vinyl) by a dear friend who knows how much I love the sea.  In fact, the album title is THE SEA, music performed by the San Sebastian Strings and lyrics by Rod McKuen.  Allow me to recommend listening to a sample:  The Sea.  (My personal favorite is track #15).  Just sayin’ …

Namaste’

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