It has long been my habit to discern messages from the cosmos, the ethers, the elders, the Council…. you get it….. by turning to page 28 of any random, or not, book and either shut my eyes and put my finger on the page and read those words, or just read the first words on the page.
I had a rough day today. Not horrible, not earth shaking (although it seems we did have a minor quake here today), not so bad that I couldn’t / didn’t want to get out of bed, but still, rough. That headache that was flirting with me last night stepped up and asked me for a date. I thought I said “no” but it is camped out in my frontal lobe, go figure.
I tossed my thoughts around like a salad while doing laundry (eleven bras are now drying on the shower rod), making a list of things I need to do before tomorrow night, and feeling sorry for myself. Then I looked at today’s mail, and et voila! A book that I had ordered arrived, and I thought “Page 28”. By the way, the book title is: WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER by Kathy Cano-Murillo. The words / my message? “massive explosion”. How validating is that? Ha ha, I just had to laugh at myself. (I highly recommend that as opposed to my earlier “feeling sorry for myself”.)
At that point, I faced the fact that I am sad about knowing that Johnny is dead, and that my dear friend Elizabeth is moving out of state in four (yes, FOUR) short weeks, and I recently left the job where I had worked for 19 years and really miss (some of) the people. It’s all about loss, and sadness, and taking time to process and be extremely thankful for memories and appreciating the emotions.
Much better now. Those rough seas are now a calm pool and I have even checked a couple of things off the list. Today’s Magic was getting back in touch with my Page 28 ritual.
What’s your page number?
p.s. More Magic2Day: The magnificent smile I got from an 80-something beautiful woman while shopping at Marina Farms. I hope she is having a marvelous evening.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.
~ Meister Eckhart