(This post has been lost in a time warp and should have been published Oct 2011)
Wow! What a day (or night I should say) The tale is long and one has to follow my Knights Quest to get the gist of it but I would like to give you the next sting in the tale and demonstrate the spiral nature of life phenomena.
My American girlfriend was due to arrive at Heathrow airport on Monday night and I was so looking forward to her visit. In part because she was supposed to be giving me the conclusionary direction on my Knights Quest. Customs and Immigration had other ideas and because of some really regrettable planning on our part they sent her back to the States. Reasons…
- Lack of return ticket
- having packed all her stuff (we were intending to go to California together).
- having a boyfriend here (apparently means that you are a flight risk).
Anyway, my point is this. I had made and was expecting some really good fortune but the plan all changed with this adverse turn of events.
I sat and pondered this unexpected event and wondered as to its meaning and nature when a thought came to mind… quite literally this time last year I had a similar experience. I had applied and got a job only to quit 3 hours into the first day. Then only days later a new opportunity arose and took me half-way across the country. An opportunity that led me on this quest.
At that time I didn’t know what would happen when I followed my instinct rather than my reason. But since the path seems so rich with wonder and magic I was ready to say YES to adventure. I spent the next day trying to figure a way to get to New York as soon possible but had issues of where to leave my car.
I had thought to return to my brothers and leave my car there but the tickets to NYC from Manchester where about £150 more expensive than from London. Also the available flights were a week away. Whilst I was thinking about alternatives I got in touch with a friend who lived nearby (40 miles away) and got a time to meet up with her (Julie) for coffee the next afternoon.
I met up with Julie, who is a truly inspirational soul. As we talked over coffee and cake and I related the devastation of the day before. Julie asked me, “Why don’t you go? You can leave your car here and get a ticket for tomorrow.” I am an impetus soul but even I need a few days to settle with a decision such as this. I told Julie that “I would think about it.” As we settled into our second coffee I was thinking that a sign would be nice. As if my girlfriend not being able to get into the country was enough of a sign.
We finished our coffee and I had pretty much decided to think on the matter for a few days at least. However when I exited the cafe I was greeted by a most wonderful double rainbow right before my eyes. Instantly my thoughts shifted. I turned to Julie and said. “I am going!” We went back to her home and I used the computer to book a ticket for the next day. Wow! Again in barely an instant I was being led across the world.
If the spiral holds true this should be the beginning of an interesting set of events! The universe seems to be aligning.
Kal Malik seeing hope in a rainbow