(Sign at Fast Food Drive Through)
It's amusing how an ordinary sign can take on a more significant meaning when our attention is drawn to it by an "angel" thought. They often zing by out of the blue, but relate to a particular concern.
That's what happened to me while sitting at the drive through at a fast food restaurant. I looked up and laughed at the overhead sign: YOU'VE GOT CLEARANCE TO HAVE IT YOUR WAY.
Last night our waitress shared an experience she'd had along these lines. Her visa was about to expire and she was really nervous and worried about going to court. Would it be renewed? In the parking lot, she and her friend prayed to God and her Grandmother (who'd recently passed on) to guide her as far as what was in her best interest.
Afterwards, feeling more at peace, she found a penny on the way into the court house; a sign to her that her prayer had been heard. And even better, it was one with her birth year on it! The court proceedings went well and she returned home. But there was another surprise.
On her front doorstep was a large turtle, she said. "I live in an apartment complex with lots of out side doors, but the turtle was on MY doorstep! I let out a squeal and scared a neighbor, an elderly woman who came out, asking, "What's wrong!"
"A turtle!" The waitress exclaimed.. "On MY door step!"
The older woman looked at the turtle like, "So?"
"You don't understand!" The waitress laughed, sharing with her how earlier she'd seen a turtle. It had brought back fond memories of childhood with Grandma and the turtles. They would find a turtle and paint a dab of nail polish on its back and let it go. It was interesting how those same turtles would return again. Now it seemed to her that Grandma, like the turtle had "come back", to let her know that everything's fine and she is still with her in spirit.
Wide eyed, the waitress turned to me, beaming. "You know, if you really believe, these signs seem to happen more often."
And it's true. They do. Believing is seeing.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and blessings,
P.S. In Animal-Speak, turtle reminds us that the way to heaven is through the earth. If turtle has shown up in your life... "Go within your shell and come out when your ideas are ready to be expressed. It is time to recognize that there is an abundance out there for you. It doesn't have to be gotten quickly and immediately. Take your time and let the natural flow work for you."
In the Far-East, the shell was a symbol of heaven, and the square underside was a symbol of earth. A symbol of the turtle was an invitation for the blessings of both heaven and earth.