On a crisp Fall morning I sit with a steaming cup of Earl Grey tea. I am a storyteller and teacher in this lifetime. I share my personal experiences in story form. May I invite you to take in what resonates with you and leave the rest. I talk out loud to my spiritual guides. I feel their presence in my life always. Yes always! We have no secrets. Now sipping my tea, my mind drifts in remembrance of asking my guides for Love. I remember it well.
I had just moved into a lovely, two bedroom apartment in Walnut Creek California. I had an inner yearning to truly feel loved by another. It felt like an emptiness within. I thought it could be filled by a relationship. This was about 2005 on my timeline. I knew enough of magic and how to manifest my desires. I carefully created my intentions, great sense of humor, good looking, loving, fun, loyal, available emotionally, and more. I added my heartfelt feelings to draw the perfect unconditional love relationship. I went about getting the right potions, oils, herbs and candles to assemble to draw this love into my life. On an evening in Summer I cast my net wide and far with magic. Then let it go. The rest is letting go. Trusting the Divine and my guides to handle the details. With a happy heart, filled with gratitude,knowing that all will manifest better than I can picture for myself. Have you ever heard the phrase? “Be careful what you ask for”?
A few weeks later, I was waiting for my son and his wife to come by and pick me up to go to the movies. I was sitting by the open dining window. A gentle breeze blew the curtains out into a billow which looked like a head sail. On this breeze I heard a bird sing loud and clear. It was not like anything I had ever heard before in our neighborhood. It drew me to look outside and see if I could identify what bird it was. I scanned the treetops, and roof tops. There directly across from my window on the rooftop was a small green bird. We are talking bright lime green. He was calling out loudly. So I yelled back, “what?” he paced a little and yelled out to me again. Okay, what do you want? I asked. He then flew right over my building across the street.
I followed to find him way up in a tree. I stood below and told this bird I am not chasing you. If you are meant to be in my life you know where I live. You can come to me! Just then my son pulled up and saw me with hands on hips talking to the trees. Nothing to see here folks, I waved and I laughed out loud. Jumped into my son's truck and off to the movies and fun evening with my family. I returned home and walked across the street to see if my little guy was still there. I couldn’t find him! I promptly went back home and went to sleep. The next morning was a lazy warm summer Saturday. I opened up my place while it was still cool enough and sipped my coffee. Talking to a friend on the phone I told her of my adventure with the bird. We laughed and wondered about the meaning. Standing at my screen door I saw my neighbor on her hands and knees looking under a parked car across the street. I called out what did you find? She said she thought there was a kitten. I opened the screen door and stepped out to talk with her. Her husband was at my front step and turned to me and said, “ Look Out! Be careful or you will step on him.” I looked down and at my feet was the bird. I squatted down and held out my hand. I said, ``Hey buddy, how are you? He stepped up into my hand. I offered him water and he drank. He ran around my kitchen floor chasing the small cat ball with a jingle bell in it. We played fetch and I laughed as he clowned around. One of the qualities I desired was a great sense of humor. I swear I heard my guides laughing. Here was the love I had asked for. My Buddy! We had our laughter, fun times and yelling matches. We were together for about 10 years. He left and transitioned in the winter of 2015.
So, in fond memory of My Buddy Bird my lovebird who found me and stayed with me until death. One of the best teacher's I have had on love to date.
Moral of this story is: When we ask for something it is always given. Always so much more than we can picture for ourselves. Stay open, expect something wonderful! Keep an open mind, have a sense of humor and expect miracles in your life. Life is so much more than what we can see. The DIVINE will always answer our requests for help in any and all areas. Expect the unexpected, keep an open heart. Life is magical, we are magical!