The little story about the world’s best tacos reminded me of another recent example of living a spiritual life.
Lin and I had our Pueblo West home up for sale since moving back to Taos. The home had been on the market for many months. We had numerous showings, but no offers to purchase. It was getting to be frustrating. Our home was built by the best builder in Pueblo West. It had loads of features and mountain views, on a 1.6 acre lot. We were stymied.
During a trip to Denver, Lin shared a dream that she had recently. She said that she had trouble getting to sleep wondering about the house. In her dream, she had a premonition for selling the house. She told me, “Before you think I’m crazy, hear me out.”
In her dream, she saw the problem with the empty home. It was a feng shui issue with the entry way. Lin said since the house was empty, walking in no longer felt welcoming. “There was nothing to “draw people in”. Lin went on to say, What we need is one of those carved log bears, holding a welcome sign. That’s the Feng Shul solution in my dream.”
Of course, I laughed and of course, she insisted on the Feng Shui cure. “Think about it”, she insisted.
We were driving up La Veta pass when she brought up the bear again, “You know, they sell bears, like the one in my dream in Walsenburg. It will only take a few minutes and the shop is right on the main road.”
I realized at the very lease, that I would have to stop to looked at carved bears to honor Lin and her premonition. I pulled into the parking area. There were carved bears everywhere. Lin quickly got out and mingled with the bears. She knew how to get me. “Which one would you chose dear?” Looking for an out, I said, “I like the one that says “Gone Fishing”. To bad it’s not a welcome sign.”
I fell into Lin’s trap. “Turn the sign around dear. See, there’s the welcome.”
Two hundred and eighty bucks and a cute carved bear with a welcome sign were in a black trash bag, seatbelted in the backseat, and we were off. I felt a change within my mind set about this bear idea. In fact, I told the woman artist, that I was not comfortable with the bear being stuffed into a plastic bag. “He can’t breath.” She laughed and told me that it was to protect the seat from the linseed oil that she puts on the wood.
We were a bit behind time with the stop for the bear. Lin was anxious to get to Denver. We had plans to squeeze in a visit with our daughter. We decided to drive on to Denver and then, on the return trip, drop the bear off in Pueblo West. We laughed about our bear. I was still worried about it being in the plastic bag. The car filled with the aroma of linseed oil. Lin shared how she felt aligned with her dream and how installing the bear as a feng shui cure was going to help sell our house. She asked me if I felt better about the idea, which of course I did.
Later that same day, I received a ping on my phone that we were having a showing later that afternoon. Lin said see, “It is already happing, even without the bear. We just needed to shift the energy with our intention.” We were both quite happy and in a silly mood.
The next day, early afternoon, as we were driving back from Denver, our relator sent a text message. We had an offer on the house. The buyers loved the house wanted to close in 30 days. I called the relator and told her that we would be driving through Pueblo in about an hour and a half. She said that she would draw up the paperwork to sign, if we didn’t mind making a stop. (You may have read, in many of my other articles, about my philosophy of right time, right place and right action.) This is the manifestation of intention and expectation delivered.
We never installed the feng shui cure. It now sits in our yard welcoming guest to our home in Taos.
Lesson: To shift energy takes intention and action. The appropriate action sometimes may appear odd. However, it is crucial to trust in the guidance of the higher-self. It also requires time. Measuring time is manmade and does not apply to universal law. Delivery on the action can take a week, a month, a year or a life time. In this story it took about 23 minutes to buy the bear, 12 hours to get an offer, and 30 days to get the money from thee sale the house.