You probably have noticed how certain objects appear within your range for a definite purpose. You are going along when something suddenly catches your eye; Zssssst! your energy is charged! I've come to realize these special times are angel messages. You may not fully understand the symbolism, but you know it is meant for you.
Many years ago, when I came across Woman in Garden (above), the timing was less than ideal. Elliot and I had traveled by car from Virginia to visit his Dad in rehab up in New York. One day we took a lunch break in a nearby quaint town. West Hampton, to my delight, had a walking tour of the town's special trees. I knew I was in the right place. Off the beaten path, we stumbled upon a little bookstore that had artwork for sale in the yard.
One large painting in particular caught my eye. The artist had captured the colorful beauty of a lovely garden, and the Victorian woman's dress blended in as if she were becoming one with the beautiful flowers. Looking at it intently, a feeling of that oneness washed over me. I would often blend in with nature while gardening at home.
The huge nicely framed poster of Woman in Garden had a circle sticker marked "2". Elliot assumed that because of the pricey area, it would be too expensive to even ask the cost. Besides we were downsizing for an upcoming move. On our way back to the car, my soul began to whisper as we walked by the village boutiques and eateries. "Turn around. It's for you."
I knew I would regret not listening. So after a debate, we returned to the shop. My find turned out to be only $2! The money went to the bookstore owner's college-age daughter who was selling her personal things for a New Shoes Fund. I was happy to make a contribution, grateful my feet had followed my heart back to the bookstore.
Today you may want to pay closer attention to what speaks to your soul as you go about your day. You may be surprised at what you will find. Zsssst! Life is like a flower.
Enjoy your Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,
(Artwork: Woman in Garden by Frederick Frieseke)