‘Good Karma,’ Angels & Grace

Something happens when we allow ourselves to be in a space of healing, surrender and honesty with the truth that lives beneath the surface. There can be a great darkness…and yet, the light is always present. As we practice the art of allowing without becoming attached to feelings and perceptions, streams of radiance begin to shine through. At first, there are only glimpses, as the emotions that arise can be overwhelming. But as we continue to be honest, to be true to the space we’re in, it’s almost as though there is a sudden moment when the light pervades over even the darkest and most subtle shadows. 

It was a contemplative process determining just how to write this post and what to focus on: good karma, angelic presence or the showering of Grace? All three have played a role in the shift I’m feeling, and so all three will have a place in this sharing.

Angelic presence….when my 19 year old daughter was hit head on Monday evening and walked away unharmed aside from bumps and bruises. It feels to me that people toss around connection to the ‘angels’ all too easily, not really in tune with what that can mean. So I’ve held back my own effort to bring angels into my life on a regular basis. Yes, of course I believe in them…but to say things like ‘the angels protected me’ or ‘angels are all around us’ – hasn’t felt real enough to own as my truth. 

These last few months, however, it seems they WANT me to sense them, to call on them, to feel them. So when Lauren was indeed protected from what could have been a devastating accident–well, the skeptic has to take a back seat. Not only was she not seriously hurt, she was also flanked by people who took care of her during the 45 minutes it took us to get to where she was. I prayed the whole ride. And guess what? I asked the angels to surround her. They not only heard me, they responded without delay.

 ‘You have some really Good Karma.’ 

This bit requires a short back story: we purchased two vehicles just three weeks ago – one for Lauren and one for our other daughter. The search to find a car for each wasn’t easy, as teenage budgets can only support so much. Just as it was getting frustrating and discouraging–we came across not one but TWO perfect cars–both through our mechanic. Trusted, reliable, affordable. Perfect. Bought them both after a test drive and we were good to go. During this process, I got to know Mary the receptionist at the mechanic’s shop a little bit. She knew what we’d been through to find a car, and understood what a blessing it was when these two appeared seemingly ‘out of nowhere.’ She shared our devastation when I called to let them know Lauren’s car had been totaled in the crash. 

What happened next just continues the miracle. The accident was Monday night. Tuesday morning Lauren made a post on her Facebook page about being in search of a new car. Only ONE person replied. Someone who knows Lauren very well and  just thinks the world of her. A Volvo isn’t the ‘ideal’ college student vehicle, and yet once again – a trusted, reliable and affordable car was available with perfect timing. We went yesterday to drive it – and ended up buying the car.

In a conversation with Mary I shared our story. She was in awe and said something about my aura (we’ve never talked on a spiritual level) and then ‘you have some really good karma.’ The weight and truth of her statement hit me. I do! I’m a firm believer that every situation is filled with purpose and every challenge offers something positive to us. We can always ‘recover’ and often we are gifted in some way with more than what we had initially. Lauren’s car accident was a horrible experience in the moment, but aside from some panic, pain and rushing around, the outcome has been incredibly positive. Hearing Mary say these words seemed to shake me out of the melancholy I’ve been feeling. It was like a bit of light shining through….a sweet reminder from the Universe that All is Well. One that I could actually FEEL!!

Grace…all of this is the sweet flow of grace. I know it and I feel it to be so. Last week I ordered two books connected with St. Teresa of Avila. It’s her teachings that led me to Caroline Myss and a class on Mysticism. In that space I learned of the power, presence, compassion and sacredness of Grace. She has been with us all this time. I know she held me as I struggled to find my grounding. Even when I can’t feel her, I know the vision of her essence wrapped around me is real. 

I’m grateful for all we’ve been through this week. For the bond between parents and their children. For the ability to take care of Lauren as she gets back on her feet. For the abundance in our life that allows us to provide. For the Grace that awakens us from the deepest slumber of our spirits. For the gift it is to be me. 

Amen. xo 

 

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12 thoughts on “‘Good Karma,’ Angels & Grace

  1. Hi, Jackie
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  2. Jackie , Amen. I believe in the connectivity of all things , people and situations-seen and unseen. In my heart I know , that everybody is looked after and sometimes words are not enough to express that feeling. At the moment I am reading Caroline Myss “Sacred Contracts” and more and more things are making sense. Thank you as always for this beautiful post.Sending love and blessing to you and your family

    1. Love Caroline’s work. Sacred Contracts really opened some things up for me, making me more and more aware of the purpose we each have and also bringing a deeper awareness of the individuality of our contracts.

      Love to you…xoxo

  3. THANK YOU JACKIE …FOR YESTERDAYS CALL XOXOXOXO
    AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME .
    SO HAPPY LAUREN IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER .

    LIKE SERIOUSLY ………..
    NEEDED YOUR EARS 🙂 TO LISTEN ……
    AND THAT WAS AN ANGELIC MOMENT – SINCE YOU WRITING ABOUT ANGELS …….
    BUT NOT TYPICALLY ANGELIC AS THE WORLD PERCEIVES ANGELS ….
    YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN ?
    YOU JUST CAME AT THE RIGHT TIME AND ANSWERED MY HEART CALL …….:)
    THANK YOU SO MUCH
    THE LIVE OUT LOUD CAT …. WELL – SHE IS GONNA GET QUIETER ………
    GOTTA GOTTA ……
    FOR MY OWN WELL BEING 🙂

    I DREAMT AND DREAMT AND DREAMT LAST NIGHT AND THE SUN CAME UP EXTRA EARLY HERE AND I THOUGHT ——
    OK- A NEW DAY
    I AM STILL ALIVE
    MY LOVED ONES ARE STILL ALIVE
    THE SUN CAME UP …….
    ANOTHER DAY TO JUST LIVE AND DO THE BEST I CAN ……
    I HAVE GOT SO MUCH TO HANDLE AND DEAL WITH – IN MY LIFE – WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MYSELF …………..JUST RELAX ———————- THAT’S WHAT I FELT ALL THROUGH MY SLEEP ……… XX

    OUR TALK ON HUMILITY
    THAT WAS GOOD –
    OUR TALK ON FAITH
    THAT WAS GOOD
    OUR TALK ON “ALLOWING ” ONESELF .
    THAT WAS EXTRA EXTRA NEEDED …..
    THANK YOU XO

    MY OWN EXPECTATIONS OF MYSELF HAVE BEEN WAY TOO LOFTY
    PLAIN TO SEE …….

    SO JUST A QUICK LOVE NOTE TO SAY THANK YOU ……..
    XX
    CAT
    ALWAYS XOXOXOXOXO

    1. SOMETIMES WE NEED TO EXPERIENCE OURSELVES THROUGH THE REFLECTION OF ANOTHER TO REALLY SEE, HEAR, FEEL WHO WE ARE.

      WAS A DELIGHT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE….AND CONNECT MORE DEEPLY WITH YOU.

      THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND PRAYERS YOU SENT FOR LAUREN AND OUR FAMILY LAST WEEK. SHE’S GONE BACK TO SCHOOL FEELING REFRESHED AND ANEW! AS DIFFICULT AS IT WAS, SO MANY GOOD THINGS CAME OUT OF HER ACCIDENT.

      THE UNIVERSE….ALWAYS SURPRISING US WITH WHAT IS REAL INSTEAD OF WHAT WE PERCEIVE!

      SENDING YOU ALL MY LOVE TODAY….XOXOXOX

      1. ME TOO JACKIE ……
        ALWAYS LOVE –
        XOXO
        THE BLUE CAT HAS LEFT THE BUILDING ……
        TIME TO JUST CHILL AND REALLY SAVOUR EACH LITTLE SNUGGLE OF LIFE ……..
        YOU KNOW ?
        I KNOW YOU KNOW XOXOXO
        🙂 LOVE FROM MY HEART TO YOURS XOXOXO

  4. I’m a big fan of St Teresa. Just purchased a book a couple of weeks ago about her idea of the soul as a castle. There is such grace and joy within. Angels definitely watch over us. I often pray for angels to be present and surround someone I know who is in trouble or difficulty. I have seen angels and know that they are present to protect us. Blessings to you on this amazing journey.

    1. Is it ‘The Interior Castle’ Joss? Amazing book…that inspired Caroline Myss to write ‘Entering the Castle’ and go on to teach a series around St. Teresa’s work. I believe she also has cd’s on the subject. Changed my life for sure. Angels are continuing to make their presence known…and I’m listening. So glad to share the journey with you, my friend. xoxo

  5. oh dear!!!!
    I am a firm believer in karma…
    this was an excellent write… speeking straight to my heart…
    wishing you and yours well being and happiness
    (~_~)

    1. Thank you, Art. I’ve always been a believer too…just not that ‘karma’ is at the forefront of my own dialogue. I sure did feel it when Mary said it, though. Sending warm thoughts to you and yours. xo

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