It was a mystical full-moon kind of night. The kind of night made for magic.
So, there I stood, in my nightgown and bare feet, and asked God, the moon, the stars and anyone else who was listening:
“Please send me those who can help bring my Dragonfly message out into the world in the biggest, most visible and joyous way—-uplifting and inspiring as many women as possible.”
I went to sleep that night, feeling happy that my order had been placed.
And hoping, that with any luck, the universe would serve me up a nice, big juicy speaking engagement.
Well, the next morning the craziest thing happened.
Sleepy-eyed, I scrolled down through my emails and found this:
“We want to feature you! We feature Lisa Nichols, Gregg Braden, Neale Donald Walsch, Marci Shimoff…”
First, I checked to make sure it was really meant for me.
And it was.
The senders were Dr. Sharon Uffberg and her daughter, Alexis Sclamberg, a dynamic duo who were friends of my brother and sister-in-law.
We had re-connected through Facebook a few years back and in their words, “We are HUGE fans of your newsletters.”
Well, it turns out, Sharon and Alexis have created a website called Borrowed Wisdom which offers “cutting edge resources and programming to help you get a life you love.”
And they invited ME to join the ranks of some pretty impressive luminaries who they’ve interviewed on their Wisdom Wednesday Interview Series.
And, get this:
They have a following of 10,000 women.
Yes, you heard me. 10,000 WOMEN!!!!!
(I’m not a big fan of exclamation marks, but c’mon!)
Never in a gazillion years did I expect my prayer to be answered so quickly.
OR SO ENORMOUSLY.
There’s a huge lesson in this for you, too.
When we send out a message from our hearts, our brains need to butt out.
Assign that detail-oriented, control freak part of you to the realm of list-making and bill-paying.
It just wasn’t made for manifesting.
Anyway, God, Goddess, Spirit, The Divine (whatever you want to call it) has a much grander plan than our meager little minds can begin to imagine.
Place your order. And trust.
I love this metaphor: (Sorry, if I’ve shared it before, but I can’t help myself.)
When you go to a restaurant, most of us wouldn’t dream of telling the chef what seasonings to use or what temperature is best for cooking their signature dish.
The culinary magic happens when we let go and let him or her do their thing.
In his brilliant book, Manifesting Change, Mike Dooley says we should all leave the “cursed hows” up to the universe.
Or, as I like to put it:
Ask now. Not how.
So, going back to my moonlit night—I didn’t specify where or when or how many women I wanted to
uplift and inspire.
But I did allow myself to feel the joy of imagining what it would be like to share my Dragonflying Lessons with “as many women as possible.”
In other words, I connected to the essence of what I wanted to happen. Not the form.
So, what magic is your heart is longing for?
I hope that my story inspires you to “ask now and not how.”
In fact, I now invite you to scroll down to the comment section below and share what it is you really and truly want to ask the universe for.
When we dare to name and claim our heart’s true desires within the loving support of a community like this one, it has the power to lift up our prayers.
And give our hearts wings.
With soaring love and gratitude
P.S. My “Wisdom Wednesday” interview will be running on May 18th.
I promise to fill you in on the details when I get them.
Today I ask the Universe to send the perfect people into my life to help and support me to bring my new mindfulness technology into the world.
Thank you for this reminder 🙂
My pleasure, Madeleine. Sometimes it helps me to see a visual and to use it in my meditations and prayers. I just “got” one that might be helpful in your meditations….I saw your technology lifting off like a giant rocket ship, releasing light and love as it orbits the planet.
My heart is longing for my art sales to take off, and to win the HGTV Smart Home 2016 so that Doug can retire early! Thank you God, thank you Universe.
Dear Linda, I will add my prayers to yours. And my hope is that everyone who reads this prayer will do the same. May miracles come your way.
I was laid off in September 2015 and have been looking for work since. Instead of just finding a job, I am asking the universe for work that will be fulfilling and rewarding to me personally as well as cover my financial needs. I’m not sure what I am looking for but I want to do something that will bring me happiness and joy and use my passions and skills.
Thanks for sharing.
Dear Connie, I have found that it really helps to think of a time when you felt “happiness and joy” and to inhabit that feeling as you make your requests. That way, you become a magnet for the vibration you are holding. Another suggestion is to imagine what it will feel like to go into work, excited and to fill fulfilled during the day. And imagine yourself a radio station, transmitting that message out into the universe. Thank you for sharing here. I’ll add my prayers to yours.
Place my order and trust, that keeps rolling around in my head.
So, here goes, I have an event this weekend that i need to be successful for a thousand reasons. So please send me lots of eyes and lots of smiles to this event. Help me walk in to feeling confident and trusting and walk out feeling proud and accomplished.
Thanks for placing your order here. I would add one thing….imagine how it will feel if all that you are asking for happens. (Almost like salivating before the food arrives at your table.) Carry that energy of joyous delicious anticipation into your asking .
I’ll be thinking of you and adding my prayers to yours. xoxo
Maria, I ask for and welcome true romantic love. thank you.
Here’s hoping that you find true love, Maria.
Your answer was just what I nedede. It’s made my day!
My husband and I are leaving next week to live in Cuenca Ecuador for 1 month. it is our second trip and I would like universe, the city and land of Ecuador to sing out loud and clear if this is the spot for us!
I thought of you when I saw a red dragon fly on my previous travels!
Dear Kate, What a beautiful way of expressing your intention—I love that “sing out loud and clear.” Have a fabulous trip and here’s to “knowing” it’s your place. May you receive all kinds of magical signs…maybe even a swarm of red dragonflies. xo