Messages in unexpected places

The last few weeks have been a difficult time in my life. A time of growth, of transition, of healing in disguise. These weeks have been a lesson in following my intuition and doing what I know is right, even when it’s incredibly painful and scary for the ego-mind. I’ve been watching myself, my thoughts, my emotions, from an observer perspective and choosing which beliefs to hold on to and which to let go of. It has made this time a little easier than I thought it would be.

On my way to run an ordinary errand yesterday, I came upon a new dollar store in the unlikeliest of places. I love dollar stores! To me, they are like a scavenger hunt. I always feel like I’m in a real life game; my task is to sort through the junk and find those rare decent items at ridiculously low prices. So fun.

Anyway, I’m in the aisle and I come upon an alarm clock. 2015-01-18 09.40.16

Nothing special, just a simple little travel alarm clock. I add it to my basket. (All the alarm clocks, including the ones on the smart phones, have oddly stopped working properly in my home; so I’m in dire need of a plain old alarm clock). I pick up a few more odds and ends (including a few skeins of yarn in the loudest neon colors you can imagine – yay!) and head home.

After unwrapping myself from the twelve layers of clothing I’ve been donning lately, I start unpacking my purchases from the bag. Is it just me, or has it been just brutally unusually cold the last two weeks?

Anyway, so I turn over the alarm clock to remove the packaging, and my eyes drop down to just above the bar code.

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Do you see it? I couldn’t believe it. How random is that? Is this part of a new trend – wisdom bearing travel alarm clocks? I guess you won’t be surprised to know that I’m suddenly seeing messages like this everywhere. I listen to an old favorite song and suddenly I hear something in the lyrics I’ve never heard (or understood) before. I pass a jewelry store and in the window is a necklace that catches my eye – it says “happy.” If you’re open to it, and don’t allow the rational mind to dismiss it, the messages come all the time in unexpected places. The universe really is a magical place.