aha6: divine spew


I like order.

Trust me.

The underpinnings of my daily routine border on rain-man-ritualistic.

Sequencing, labeling, filing and categorizing —

List making, fact checking, laying out and —

5 – 6 – 7 – 8 —


I create order — maybe even compulsively —

To prepare to receive, with grace —

What I don’t order.

And these days — whether it’s my age, experience, or some form of enlightenment arriving with tonight’s full moon lunar eclipse —

“Not what I ordered” is taking on an allure I never imagined it could possess.

The delightful discovery in the detour.

The perfect pattern in an unplanned stroke.

The healing after a sincere apology —

The proverbial rainbow after the rain.

Oh, I know it’s not “all good.”

Toilets overflow, dogs vomit, tornadoes hurl— and people get cancer.

But the divine spew that carries disease and disaster also holds the miraculous potential to be everything we hope for —

And more.

If we can learn to trust in —

An order higher than —

Our own.

How does receiving something you didn’t order tend to make you feel?  Are you aware of holding on or insisting when it might be time to allow a higher order to take over?  Are you open to taking the good with the bad?  What do you want to let go of today?

ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 15, 2011 on everydayahas.com

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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