Sunday, February 2, 2020

Rise and Shine! It's Groundhog's Day!

It's amazing how the timing of something that crosses your path can shift your consciousness to a higher altitude.  In 2009, it wasn't Groundhog's Day when I spotted an unusual CHARTER bus, but the timing was perfect as the angels of humor will orchestrate.  I was driving down busy Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach.   A hot summer's day, my mind was stuck on a past issue when my attention was distracted to an amazingly amusing sight in a church parking lot.

 A BIG shiny SILVER charter bus, faced the road.  The rare destination marked in BIG BOLD  letters, PUNXSUTAWNEY, sent shivers down my spine. I let out a laugh that popped my illusion.

What were the odds?

Groundhog's Day is a favorite movie, and I realized the angelic message here was to let go of resentment, lighten up, and enjoy the now. Don't keep reliving the old stuff.

Grinning, I hurried home, grabbed my camera, and returned for a photo of that big silvery bus.

So, again, today, February 2, 2020, Punxsutawney Phil, that famous groundhog weather forecaster in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, will come out to predict the end of winter and the coming of spring.

Why not celebrate the day by watching the classic movie Groundhog's Day?  

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is the home of the famous groundhog.  In Ground Hog's Day, weatherman Bill Murray desperately relives the same day over and over again: Ground Hog's Day in Punxsutawney. 

It's only when he overcomes his ego self that he finds peace by serving in the community and helping others. At the end of a very long, long repeated day, he sculpts an ice portrait of the face of an angel, Andie Macdowell. In that tender moment, she is amazed that he has captured her face so completely. He quietly confides to his beloved that no matter what happens tomorrow, he is happy now. She admits that she is happy, too.  Time shifts in the next moment, and he realizes something new is happening... snowflakes are gently falling, finally fulfilling the promise of a new day.  Something new is good, he tells her.  

His happy dream is about to come true.

The movie is a fun reminder that things don't really begin to change until we do the inner work, and learn to live and love more fully and be happy in the now. 

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

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