Things hardly ever turn out the way that I expect them, nor the way that I plan. I have found over the years, through much trial and tribulation, that the unanticipated outcome is often the sweetest. In every way. Now, I know, as a former control freak, that many of you out there reading this are probably murmuring something under your breath like, “She is so full of shit!” Honestly, and I’ve written this before, staying in the swirliness of the questions has always produced for me a most magical outcome.
Such is the case with my sleeping arrangements while I am here in Tucson training with the fabulous Maria Kali Ma. I had a reservation for five nights at a place called the Lazy 8 Motel. Upon my arrival, I quickly realized that this motel was an hourly rate establishment and I had stumbled upon a room to sleep in that wasn’t normally used for resting. The Karmic implications were huge for me, so I declined the room and went in search of another, late into the night.
Tucson’s tourist season is now, so available rooms are not that plentiful. I ended up paying more than $100.00 that night and knew that I would have to find alternative arrangements or sleep in my car as I didn’t want to blow my budget. Maria offered me her RV; and now I am learning how wondrous it is to sleep in the middle of the desert with the coyotes. I would never have imagined such an awesome outcome.
As always, these experiences bring fresh meaning to the concept of staying within the present moment and believing in the mysterious and shimmery incandesence of life. There is so much that I do not need to know. As my life continues to unfold in this fashion, I have begun to acquire this muscle and prana (energy) around it that bathes me in a trust of a Power greater than myself, and, most importantly, my own desire and heart-felt inclination to remain connected.
It’s a glorious thing……
I counted my blessings last night while listening to coyotes lull me toward sleep.
Big Loving Namaste from Tucson!