Happy Wellness Wednesday! I started writing about wellness topics on Wednesdays as I noted so many of my friends and creatives struggle with balance, as do I. Join me on my journey towards Wellness, along the yellow brick road, acknowledging all things shiny along the way.
One of my first jobs was working at the bookstore at the mall. I loved to work the Information Desk. It was a really neat way to be helpful and also learn things along the way. Many times somebody would ask me a question and I didn’t even know that I knew the answer until they asked. This continued as I moved on to the bigger flagship bookstore. I would put books on hold for myself, but after a few days return them to the shelves, as it seemed just thinking about them helped me realize what I needed to about them. Information was everywhere. So many books, so much information. It was my job to help people, but they were helping me, too. They were helping me develop my intuition.
I’m only just realizing that my current job (of twenty years!) is kind of like that, too. People come to me for assistance, and I assist them. They might ask me for information. I might know the answer, or I might know whom to ask to get the answer. I am providing information, as well as learning information. Sometimes still, I am able to provide the answer, not even realizing that I had already known the answer until that very moment. A little glimmer of a whisper in the back of my mind comes forth. And I am humbled.
My dear friend Noel was a kindred spirit, and we both used to improvise playing piano. When people said they liked her piano playing, she’d say “Isn’t it great? It’s the Holy Spirit!” She had a way of playing a song that is commonly known as “faking it.” There are Fake Books published, and this means the basic notes of the melody are noted and lyrics, but no other music is provided, only the Guitar Chords. It is an outline for the recipe of the song, if you will. There are many ways of making chocolate chip cookies, but in the end, they are all chocolate chip cookies. I love to improvise as I play piano, in fact, I even ignore the written accompaniment, now. If you listen hard enough, you can play the tune. You can play notes, or you can play music. You can follow a recipe, or you can make a cookie. Are you with me?
So often something reminds me of something else. Many times, I find myself looking for something, when, in fact, I find something else which I had been looking for before. Whomp, there it is.
Call it The Secret, the Law of Attraction, remote preparation, seek and ye shall find.
I truly believe that having an open mind allows one to perceive truths one might not otherwise recognize.
Everything in your life thus far has prepared you for the next moment. It’s synchronicity.
This afternoon as I drove around during my lunch break, the 80s station played that song “Pure Energy” by a group called Information Society. Upon entering a place of business, I heard their radio station playing “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha.
What I know for sure, is that I am not yet aware of all that I already know.
What do you know?