No, I’m not talking about the marvelous old school, classic rap song by Grandmaster Flash.
I’m talking about another message which recently revealed itself in a very mysterious manner.
My story takes place at the local food market, where I violated societal convention by going there the afternoon before Thanksgiving.
I know, I know, it’s utterly insane of me to think of doing such a thing, but we desperately needed potatoes for our family’s Thanksgiving feast.
I’m the kind of person who is easily distracted by shiny things, which is a blessing because this quality has made me more aware and appreciative of the details I might otherwise overlook.
However, I threw my awareness to the wayside on this particular trip as I seized control of a wagon and prepared to do battle in the produce section. I assumed my visit would be a quick in-and-out, absent of anything out of the ordinary, then I’d be finished with public interactions for the day.
But sometimes, the universe has other plans.
I sped past the outdoor displays of table-top trees and cinnamon-scented cornucopias when something shiny and blue caught my eye right before the market’s automatic door sensed my presence with its force-like capabilities.
I moved out of the traffic flow so the other day-before-Thanksgiving-food-market-thrill-seekers wouldn’t trample me, then I backtracked to the metallic blue beacon.
It was a little, painted rock with a beautifully scripted message in gold sitting all by itself on top of a garbage can. It read, “You have the power to change things. – God.”
Every hair on my arms and legs stood at attention as I re-read the small rock’s massive message.
I thought about putting it in my pocket, but my inner voice guided me to leave it be.
I snapped a picture of the rock and went about my business, my preparations for a produce-aisle skirmish unnecessary as there were plenty of potatoes available.
When I left the store, the rock was still there on top of the same garbage can but in a different spot.
Someone else had picked it up and moved it. Maybe this person also considered keeping it, but in the end, he or she thought it better to leave the message for others as I did.
The rock hasn’t left my mind.
Obviously, a human made the rock, but the universe placed that message for some reason along my path on the day before Thanksgiving, which coincidentally would have been my father’s 78th birthday.
The universe works like that.
A message from God adorned in gold on a lovely metallic-blue rock placed on top of a garbage receptacle, of all places, on my Dad’s birthday.
What does it mean?
I have faith the answer, or answers, will come in time.
Until then, I’m grateful I slowed down to see and receive the message.
Please join me in slowing down, especially during this time of year, to truly experience the season’s wonder and majesty and to appreciate the details and the messages along our path that might go unnoticed.
Thanks for joining me on my journey. I’m glad you’re here.
“The Message” was posted on jillocone.com and on soulseaker.com on November 30, 2019. Views and opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the author who was not compensated in any way by any entity. All rights reserved.