Saturday, February 06, 2010

Don't leak your energy

I had no sooner channeled last week's newsletter and my little blurb on past 'leaks' when something in me felt motivated to go into the garage and make sure everything was raised up off the floor in case I ever had a leak in there. It just felt like a good idea. Then the angels suggested that I might want to take a long hot soak in the tub earlier than usual. Mid-day isn't really my time during 'office day' but I always listen. WELL, its was a good thing. Later, I heard a sound like a gunshot and went into the garage only to discover that my water heater had burst a leak and was pouring water all over the garage.

The angels put it in my head to turn off the water valve and shut off the breakers. I put the dogs outside, grabbed every towel in the house and proceeded to play "wring and run" to sop up the water seeping all over the garage floor. After an hour and a half the fifty gallons had drained and both the water heater and I were on empty. I do not often ask for help but my nerves were shot so I wrote many of my prayer friends and asked them to pray for peace and calm in my body and mind. I know the angels are always here, but I was overwhelmed to feel the friendship, love, and prayers pouring in from my human angels as well. The incident wasn't fun, and I was shaken; nonetheless, I felt very blessed. I was home to handle the flood. There was no fire, and no damage, and I had a hot bath before three days with nothing but ice water! I thanked God profusely.

That night the dog woke me up to the smell of my dryer smoldering! The angels were urgent in telling me to unplug it, move it away from the wall and air it out. When I took it apart, I saw blackened lint in the bottom near the heating element. Saved again!! I called The Dryer Vent Doctor who cleaned out the back vent all the way to the roof and helped get all the burnt stuff out of my dryer as well. He explained that sticking my arm up the wall to remove lint wasn't enough - it had collected way up and was blocking heat from escaping. After this incident, my dryer worked like new and takes half the time to dry a load. I was counting my blessings again with this miracle #2. My house was intact and I'll end up saving on electric bills.

Both the water heater man and dryer vent man made a HUGE point of looking at me and repeating "Things come in 3's"... I took it as a sign to be alert. My car kept popping in my mind. Sure enough, Friday night my car felt wobbly, so when I asked the angel who watches my car (I named her Zippy) if I should check tires and got a huge "Yes" I listened. Sure enough there was a huge screw in the back tire and it was slowly deflating! I was lucky enough to have time to get it patched before a long day trip the very next day... that would not have been a fun thing to discover on the highway! I thanked God again! Miracle #3!!

To finish off my string of episodes, the dog shattered the kitchen window by jumping against it the other night... Miracle #4 - my dog was not hurt and the repair man is coming quickly!

God truly takes care of us! Sometimes what looks like a HUGE problem is just something that needs handling, but if you pray and ask for as much grace as possible then even the hard stuff is easier than it could be. Even in the midst of chaos you can find gratitude.

So when things that don't look fun hit your life, even in those circumstances, give thanks, keep a sense of humor and look for the lessons. I have running water and a shower... who cares if it is cold for a few days? I'll live. People in many countries don't even have water let alone hot water. Maybe its time we empty all of our cups - release all of our expectations of life, and just dance with the gifts in the moment, be they easy to spot or not. For in all things, grace can be found, and the hand of God's love is available to keep us safe, lift us up, and guide us.