As many of you know, Jack and I have been hoping to buy a home in Middlebury VT, for about a year. Yesterday, we went through that house. As soon as we walked in the door, it felt like home. One of the owners gave us the tour (as her sweet toddler followed behind, happily playing with a very life-like toy snake). She talked about why they needed to move closer to their jobs, but how much they loved the house. We were not, in that moment, in a position to make her an offer (and there was another couple coming back right after our appointment, for the second time). I made several phone calls when I got home. One of them was for prayer.
As I sat outside, early this morning the thought came to me, “This house is a blessing and you are going to learn more about who you are as you go through the process of waiting to see how the money will manifest, how doors open, how perfectly everything is happening.” That thought brought me to tears, but the next one surprised me even more, and it was, “I pray that the home sells quickly so this little family can move this summer and get settled.” Maybe we’ll be the buyers, maybe not, but I know that it will be perfect either way.
One of the spiritual truths that I Know is this: If something (a job, home, opportunity, relationship, …any thing) is meant to be ours: if it is for our highest and best good, it will be. Our part is not to figure out “how”, it is simply to know what our hearts desire, and then to hold that vision, knowing that all is well.
“The message had three parts, and if I had to translate them into earthly language, I’d say they ran something like this: ‘You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong.” from the book Proof of Heaven,by Eben Alexander, M.D., page 41