Personal Thoughts

There Are No Coincidences

2 Comments 04 February 2014

A few weeks ago I was in L.A. and a thought sparked into my head that I needed to gift something for my special someone, triggered by a comment he made.

Fast forward to last night when I started my search for this said object and decided to call my best friend to help me choose between the options online. Nothing sprung up as feeling “right.” Then she suggested I go to this specific local store which may have what I’m looking for. Plus, I have a gift certificate for that store so it was perfect!

Today, I decided that I had to make it a priority to stop by the store even though I am neck-deep in things I need to do like writing this blog as I am right now.  Hence, I deleted my previous topic and began anew… Why you ask? Keep reading… more dots will be connected.

I had about one hour and 30 minutes before my next private client and so I decided to stop by the store to check out what they have. I take one lap to find parking and swiftly find a spot right in front (BAM!) with 48 minutes already in the meter (DOUBLE BAM!) And in Coral Gables, that is not easy! I walk into to the store and lo-and-behold the perfect object is glistening right in front of me. It even twinkled and sang to me like it does in the movies. (Cue new-agey mystical music fading off.)  I fell in love with it and knew I didn’t have to look any further.

Keep in mind that I hadn’t had lunch yet so I had to pick up food prior to getting to the store so I’m at the store with my tummy rumbling and a bag full of smelly food. I walk out of the store and decide to go to the coffee shop next door in order to finish my blog and eat my food calmly – something I don’t get to do too often. I haven’t been to this coffee shop in about a year so it’s not a common place for me. As I walk up to the door, someone is leaving from a table outside and so I plop down as they plop up (TRIPLE BAM!) I eat my food and go inside to get a coffee since I did use their space. It’s only the right thing to do. I get my CinaSugar Decaf Latte with Almond Milk (YUMMMMY BAM!) and I set it on my table outside. I start to walk to my car to get my computer and out of the corner of my eye I see a young 20-year old girl inside sheepishly waving at me. She signals to ask me if I’m leaving so she can sit outside.  I nodded “no” but then I mouthed, “we can share a table.” She said great and now I am sitting in front of my new friend, Sandra.

When we shook hands she had a strong grip and I felt there was something different about this one. Wearing my Rina Yoga shirt as always she asked me if I taught yoga. I said “yes” and she started saying the same thing most people tell me, “Oh, I used to do yoga, but I’m so busy nowadays that I don’t have time to do it anymore, yada yada.” I let her keep expressing herself and then she busts out with fucking divine wisdom!!!! She says in reference to religion and I’m paraphrasing, “I just don’t want to have to go anywhere outside of myself to find peace.  I told my sister yesterday that I want to find peace within myself and I know I can do it. I just don’t know how. I feel like I’m the Egyptian Walls with all the pictured stories you can read but you just don’t know why. I have all these walls inside of me and everyone can read them and see them, but I can’t do anything about them.” I followed with, “you can knock those walls down.” As she is expressing herself, her tone is motivated, excited and intentional. She doesn’t feel sorry for herself at all.  She has so much clarity she doesn’t even know it. I told her to keep following her intuition because she is on the right track. After a few more back-and-forth conversations we got to working together but individually.

A few moments ago, another young man sat down at another table outside with his guitar and started practicing his tunes.  Her and I both stop, look at him and turn off our music from our iPhones to listen to him. I feel like I am watching my mirror from when I was 20 years old. She keeps turning around and watching his fingers and listening attentively like I do when in the presence of live music.  She comes back to her work and jams by moving her body to the music and singing along.

This had never happened to me before and was fascinating to observe.  I am so thrown back by this whole experience that I can only sit here in awe of the connectedness between us all and the universe. I would have NEVER been in this coffee shop today and met this amazing girl if it wasn’t for the series of events that connected me to be here now…

What are the series of events that have gotten you to this place right now? What actions led you to be here now?

Thank you and Namaste,
Rina

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  1. Martin Stadthagen says:

    Keep up the positive messages. Me, I’m inspired now more than ever and the more I experience people with light to offer to the world the more I see that even in Miami, you can find gardeners of love! You have truly inspired me and my girlfriend.

    Blessings,
    Martin.

  2. Martin Stadthagen says:

    Keep up the positive messages. Me, I’m inspired now more than ever and the more I experience people with light to offer to the world the more I see that even in Miami, you can find gardeners of love! You have truly inspired me and my girlfriend.

    Blessings,
    Martin.


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