Before I jump into the main theme of today’s post, I want to mention something that occurred to me just after I published last week. Universal Value is infinite, abundant, ever-flowing and inexhaustible. As one who has experienced my energy flow as fickle, unpredictable and capricious, I am still accepting and integrating these expansive aspects of my new UV reality. I mentioned in my first post on this topic a couple of weeks ago that whenever I feel my energy “sagging” or feeling depleted, I check to see if I am still aligned with flowing my UV into that person, place or circumstance. If I am no longer aligned, I choose to re-align myself or I choose another focus for my UV that I am aligned with. However, there is a supportive activity that I am doing regularly that is impacting the consistency of my energy flow. Two or three times a day I am stopping all activity and entering into silence for 15 – 20 minutes. I am taking time to reconnect with Source, the Eternal and Infinite supply of UV.
During these meditations I imagine that a river of energy is flowing through me, affirming my connection with all things, all of Life. I hadn’t realized until after I published my post last week that, for me at least, this awareness of “filling up the tank” several times a day has balanced my energy, so that now I feel a more consistent flow throughout my days, for the first time in my life. In reality, I am never disconnected from Source. However, my perception of inconsistent flow (without my awareness of why it has been inconsistent) had left me thinking that “that’s just the way I am and there’s nothing I can do about it.” Now, I understand that anytime I have experienced my energy as”inconsistent,” I have in some way been blocking the flow of UV. I am finding that regular meditation breaks, plus the alignment check-ins, are assisting me greatly to have a new experience of more consistent and abundant energy flow. This is another amazing breakthrough for me.
Now Id like to share with you this week’s surprise return of Universal Value for Tomas and me: our biggest UV return so far.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where a story begins, so I am going to start a couple of months ago in January or February when I put in my “order” for a vegetable garden near my house. We had a couple of raised beds, left over from an unsuccessful venture of last year, so we consulted our landlord about placing them on our front lawn area. He had many considerations and the project hung in limbo.
Also, in January or February I had a sudden feeling that we might be moving. I mentioned this to Tomas but as my hunch was vague, we didn’t take the idea any further. We have been very happy in our modest duplex that our landlord made over to our preferences about two years ago, so we have not been dialoguing about moving out of our “sanctuary.” Still, from time to time I was getting the feeling that we were going to move.
In last week’s post, I spoke about my realization that our place was feeling a bit small with both of us here full time. The UV return last week included a free retreat for Tomas and a couple of days of space for myself. However, upon his return I was still feeling a need for more space — more space than our cozy sanctuary could provide.
Then last Thursday, I received a call from an older (than we are) awake and aware friend who lives here in town. She was so excited because she had just decided to put her house on the market and move into a shared house with her daughter in another city. We had a lovely chat over the phone, during which I had the thought (but did not voice it) about the possibility of Tomas and I renting her house. I have loved her home from the moment I first visited her and it has both a flower and a vegetable garden. We ended the conversation congenially and I thought nothing more about it.
Friday, she called again. She was having second thoughts about selling her place and was wondering if Tomas and I would be interested in renting her place? Really, those were pretty much the first words out of her mouth!
Long story short, we will be moving about June 1st into the cutest little granny dollhouse of a cottage on about one half acre of land. I did say I wanted a garden, didn’t I?
I also said I wanted more space, didn’t I?
While the main floor of the house is only slightly larger than what we have now, there is a 3/4 basement that includes a guest unit, and then there are the gardens!
Not gardens that we have to build. Not gardens that we have to compost. Not gardens that we have to plan. All of that is already done. All that is required is the planting, the watering and the tending — which really means “flowing our Universal Value” into our new home and gardens.
We are not fooling ourselves: this is a new phase of our lives, a whole new cycle and it will require a great amount of our time, energy and attention.
It is also an answer to my requests. It is Universal Value returning to me in the form of requests fulfilled.
Once again, I was surprised by the sudden delivery, although the orders had been placed some time ago. Once again, I am feeling profound gratitude and humility, because I couldn’t have imagined anything so perfect on my own. But the more these deliveries arrive, the more I am noticing the perfection of the gifts. And so, I am beginning to trust that the Universe knows far better than I do those persons, places and things that will truly resonate with the song of my heart.
So now I am requesting that I will increase my income by flowing my UV into activities that I enjoy and am fully aligned with. I’m letting that request fly free. We’ll see how long it takes for the UV return to arrive with the fulfillment of this request. And what form will it take? I promise to let you know.
This photo is not “our garden” but I have seen it looking very much like this in the height of summer.
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Alia’s Note – April 17, 2013: We found out last night that our friend will not be able to move as she planned, due to complications regarding the remodel of her daughter’s home. So our move is off. However, she offered me the use of the vegetable garden to grow whatever I would like and to come as often as I like to play in and care for it. So today I started. I dug in a cover crop for one of the beds and planned where I could plant a rhubarb. Tomorrow I’m going back over to continue preparing the soil and to plant the rhubarb. My friend has taken such good care that it really is a playground. All the hard work has been done, bless her dear heart. Thank you all who have showered us with your best wishes. We received them and love you all. We felt some disappointment about the sudden change of plans. However, my first thought was not “Oh, I did something wrong.” but rather “There must be something even more wonderful waiting for us that we cannot see yet.” How’s that for progress?!