THE UNIVERSE IS FOREVEVER CONSPIRING …..
We have heard these words so often in our lives. But how many of us realize the deep meaning underlying them. I did’t realize it either until recently and am compelled to share the experience with you.
Yes, it is not a story but my real life experience….
My Yoga studio is actually just a tin shed surrounded by beautiful trees and plants. Since it is located right at the backyard garden, some of my neighbor’s trees have crossed over to my side. I water them regularly, look after them and talk to them from time to time. And they talk back to me… Specially a big Jacaranda tree under which I feel so cool and comforted. I hug it so often. It has taught me meditation and I do most of my reading, creative writing sitting under it. It tells me that it is in meditation all the time…
But a Bougainvillea branch, the most aggressive tree in my neighbor’s side, grew its branches all over to the tin roof of the Yoga Studio. These branches make a scary, very irritating, screechy kind of noise when disturbed by the winds and it is always windy in our area being next to the Ocean … Maroubra and Malabar Beaches. And the noise has been growing louder and noisier over a few weeks disturbing yoga classes particularly the meditation sessions. And I have been wondering how to approach my neighbors whom I have never met for the last twelve years ( they are backyard neighbors ). I do not know what kind of people they are, how to ask them to cut the branch, whether they would heed to my request or react to it violently, or whether I could jump into their yard and cut it myself… or should I call my gardener to do it … who could do the job and also be a witness..
This Saturday we got really disturbed. So I made up my mind that the first thing Sunday morning, after the yoga classes, I would climb up on the roof of the shed, or jump into my neighbors backyard if the need be and cut the branch myself ( an you know how thorny bougainvillea is ). And being such an aggressive tree, I would have to make it a regular feature. Just to be on the safe side, I decided to put a note in my neighbor’s letter box about my intentions, just in case…..
And guess what happened on Sunday morning. We started yoga as usual at 07.00 am followed by meditation at 08.00 am. And I was thinking as soon as I finish my 09.00 am class I am going to cut the branch myself. And guess what happened?
We heard a chainsaw working in my neighbor’s yard. I could not wait for the class to finish. Climbed up on the shed as soon as the class finished and saw one man cutting branches of a tree with the chain saw and another collecting the cut branches. I shouted hello to them as soon as there was a pause in chainsaw noise. They came to talk to me. I introduced myself and learned that the man collecting the branches is the new owner of the house, a young soft spoken, very nice man. I told him about the disturbance caused by the branch and requested him to do me a favour and cut it. And Guess what he told me?
That he has bought the place recently and is planning to demolish the old house and rebuild it right from the scratch. Further that he is going to get rid of most of the trees coming on the way of his plans. I requested if he could only save the Jacaranda tree …
And when I came home in the evening, Bougainvillea was gone. Imagine I was only planning to get rid of only its disturbing branch, but the whole tree was gone. Not only that, a whole row of other trees were gone. Now we do Yoga in setting Sun’s light ( Sunrise and Sunsets are two most fascinating events of the day, and wherever I am, whatever I am doing, I drop everything and spend fifteen minutes in meditation whenever the day meets the night or the night meets the day). There is less darkness, less mosquitoes, more cleanliness. And the Jacaranda tree is standing proud, feeling more important now that the competition is gone. This morning it was thanking me for saving it, and gave me inspiration to write this for you…And it gave me the most wonderful Christmas Gift by showing me where to tie the hammock. Yes, I find reading while rocking in a hammock very very relaxing. I am into another world doing so….
Is’nt it just wonderful? I was just asking for removing a branch but with pure heart, and the Universe arranged for the so much more than that… ( I have got goose bumps writing this line). Your neighbor whom you have never seen for the past twelve months and you do not even know who he is, is appearing on the scene to make things right just at the right time. ( I call it “timing”)?
The moral of the story, rather the experience is that If you keep your heart pure and mind open, you would realize at the very dept of your soul these kind of small messages are always being conveyed by the Universe. You just have to keep your antenna up. And The Universe is always conspiring in your favor to make your dreams come true. Just be pure, innoscent and sincere … cleanse your heart of all the debris and excess baggage, emotional burdens and open your mind (which is like tuning up, opening up your antenna to the signals of the Universe), and allow your spirits to sore…
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I know that this is a bit too long, and we are so stressed and overloaded by information influx in the 21st Century. I would try to keep my messages contained within a paragraph. Only because what inspires me, also drives me to share my inspirations with like minded people who would like to wake up, by taking tiny little steps on the path of enlightenment….