I don't want to sound morbid, but death has been all around me lately. My beloved Alfie passed suddenly, my current client who deals with near death experiences and grief, is on a roll and wants to talk more about her work with death and end of life issues. We talk a lot about death. She is pleased with my work, and so has just recommended a new client to me who is a Death Doula. I was at a birthday celebration recently and a mutual friend introduced me to another friend who is also a Death Doula. Hellooooo? Universe? Is there something you are trying to tell me?
Isn't it strange when you're suddenly inundated with information and people all related to one subject? The word Kismet is of Arabic or Turkish origin and means fate or destiny. Am I going to die soon? I certainly hope not. Is it my destiny to die? Uh, yeah. All of us.
I digress. This is not the first time something like this has happened. One day you are looking for an alternative therapy for your back issues and the next thing you know, three different people recommend the very same physical therapist. You've never heard of this person before and once you utter their name, everyone knows them.
"Of course, you should see Ulli. She's the best!"
Where has Ulli been all this time? Regardless, she's here now. It's like there's some sort of algorithm in my brain that sees me searching for a solution and answer that is within my reach the entire time and places it within my grasp over and over until I'm ready to see it. How is it that I was just not listening to The Universe?
People often show up in our lives when we need them most, and sometimes, when we don't even know it yet. Working as a marketing consultant, my job is to tell the stories and champion others on their journey to success. I tell my clients to "step into your light". It's a favorite saying and one I believe in with every ounce of my being. But, do I follow my own advice? Of course not!
Lo and behold, The Universe brings forward someone who is also a consultant, who is also a champion of others and places her into my world. She has gently, firmly told me to "step into my light" and ask for more. She has clearly stated I must learn to value myself in a way that others will follow suit and allow me the success I deserve. So why is this so difficult to do? I feel for my clients in a way I hadn't been able to before!
A new year is just around the corner and I have decided this year I will take those much-needed steps. I will drown out the sounds of doubt and panic and listen closely for signs and sounds that honor and move me forward. Won't you join me?