Yesterday I received an unexpected gift from a dear friend – a Girlie from artist, Kelly Rae Roberts http://kellyraeroberts.com/. Little did my friend realize the depth of meaning to this gift. In today’s blog, I explore the truth of miracles, signs and the magic of manifestation.
As most of my readers are aware by now, I am currently going through a divorce. While this process is mostly amicable, there is of course grief, fear, trepidation and whole lot of having to trust trust trust that the god’s that initiated this process know what the heck they are doing!!! In the midst of this process, I have had to cling to this trust with every ounce of my being, looking for the signs of where to go and how to proceed, along with the little (and sometimes HUGE) miracles that show up along the way as a form of affirmation and validation that I am indeed on the right path. Yesterday’s gift showed up as one of those miracles, a sign along the way and evidence that we are indeed vehicles through which the highest good is made real in the world.
As I mentioned in the prelude above, I received a gift yesterday from a dear friend in the form of a Girlie from artist Kelly Rae Roberts. Now…..I have to tell you the story of why this gift is a miracle and a sign that I am indeed on the right path. But first, I have to tell you my history with Kelly Rae Roberts.
As some of you know, one of the spiritual practices I have embraced is the art of collage. When I feel really stuck spiritually, I find that collage helps me to get unstuck. I have created several pieces and have shown them locally. One day, my mom sent me a link to an artist that she had discovered who she thought I would like because of her seemless integration of whimsy and collage. The artist was, Kelly Rae Roberts. I immediately fell in love with her art and have been coveting her pieces ever since. While Kelly’s art is extremely reasonably priced, I just never allowed myself the gift of one of her pieces.
But then came the process of divorce. While this is a process long in its unfolding, the end result will eventually be that I will have my own home to play with and decorate – completely in my own taste (along with the taste of our children). As I have been dreaming and imagining my new home, Kelly Rae Roberts’ art keeps showing up. Unfortunately, her online shop has been closed as she awaits the birth of her child. NOTE: THE SHOP IS NOW OPEN!!!!! http://kellyraeroberts.com/ In the days since her shop has re-opened, I have been perusing her virtual shelves for the perfect pieces for my new home. I knew I wanted to start with the Girlies, but wasn’t sure where I would display them. Ok….so here is the fun part. YESTERDAY morning during my yoga meditation, the exact Girlie presented herself and the place that she wanted to call home. “Listen to your Life” showed herself and told me that she wanted to sit atop my upright piano that will be displayed front and center in the front room of my new home.
So….who should show up yesterday afternoon in the form of an unexpected gift??? YOU GOT IT!!!! “LISTEN TO YOUR LIFE!” As I shared my surprise, joy and wonder with my friend, all we could do was stand in awestruck wonder at the miracle that presented itself right before our eyes. Now here is the real irony, my friend had NO IDEA that I loved Kelly’s art. In fact, she and I had never discussed my artistic taste. AND….she did not purchase this piece online….she found it in a giftshop some 60 miles away. Ok…..all you statisticians out there…..you tell me the odds of this….Getting a Kelly Rae Roberts piece from a friend who had no idea that I liked Kelly’s work let alone that it was the “Listen to your Life” Girlie I had been coveting…and that she should present me with this gift on the afternoon of the very day that the piece showed up in my meditation and told me where she wanted to be displayed. Come…I dare you! I’m guessing this is like a one in a zillion chance. So….considering the odds…..I officially declare this an honest to God-ness MIRACLE! MIRACLE MIRACLE MIRACLE! I do believe in miracles, I do, I do!
So today, I give a heart-felt thanks to my friend who somehow acted as a vessel through which God could offer me validation and assurance of a rightly chosen path. And I thank Kelly Rae Roberts for being not only a fantastic artist, but a source of inspiration for me as I embark upon the journey of embracing my own artistic life. This is the other part of the miracle…..as I have been open to this period of transition, I have been longing to more deeply claim my creative self and embrace the life of a writer, author, artist and musician. Receiving one of Kelly’s Girlies seems like a little nod of affirmation from the Divine and a nudge in that direction. So, again I thank Kelly for being a source of inspiration and for being a resource for those of us to wish to more fully embrace ALL of our Divine gifts!
And one final thought…..and is this an example of how we, ourselves, can be vehicles through which God’s miracles can be made manifest in our own lives? Did God send me the Girlie, or did I draw her to myself????? The world may never know!
All images copyright Kelly Rae Roberts. http://kellyraeroberts.com/
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