I just returned from an extraordinary experience that quite possibly has changed me forever.  I know that’s a big statement, but I’ll warn you that what follows is even bigger and more ‘woo-woo’ than that.  In fact, it’s so big, one blog post won’t cover it.

Martha Beck’s book “Steering by Starlight” started me on this journey in 2009, and this weekend, I was fortunate enough to meet her, along with a large group of fellow ‘wayfinders’–life coaches with a deeper sense of connection and calling than I can possibly describe.  Martha and her coaches are part of a tribe of change agents who are following their calling, which I see as a step in the higher evolution of humanity.  (See, I told you it was big.  And woo-woo.) More on this another time.  Now, it’s time for a story.

We convened in Arizona, a hotbed of inexplicable energy, for a life coaching conference called a “Meet and Greet,” a woefully inadequate description of what happened there.  After our lunch break on Saturday, the garlic served at lunch began announcing its presence to anyone unfortunate enough to be within a foot of my mouth, and I was loathe to inflict this suffering on anyone else.  Standing with two of my co-coaches, whom I’ll call Deborah, since they share that name, I announced, “I would KILL for a stick of gum right now.”  I immediately shifted into intent setting, but only got as far as, “I’ll just manif…”

By this time, Deborah had purposefully reached into her purse and pulled out a fresh pack.  “I haven’t bought gum in about 10 years,” she said.  “I was walking through the airport on the way here, and I don’t know why, but I bought this pack of gum.  Look–it’s not even open!”

I was delighted that we had a witness to share our astonishment, and that I could get the garlic out of my mouth before I began telling the story to anyone who would listen.  I was grateful that someone I had never met unconsciously anticipated the moment of my need, doing something even she didn’t comprehend at the moment.

One of the biggest lessons I took from this weekend is to Expect Magic.  Once you do, it will crop up daily in large and small ways.  Magic becomes a mundane, but no less joyful experience.  It’s no longer surprising, but it’s still a cause for gratitude.  I have set an intention for my Insight Coaching to be a conduit of real magic for my clients, and for my life to be infused with it.  Let’s see how the stories unfold.

 

7 Responses to Expect Magic

  1. Kanesha says:

    Amen, sister. Your words floated off the screen – in this post – and helped me get back to my peaceful zone. This wordless peace is making me so present to this magical energy swirling around me.

  2. … And I was a witness and a beneficiary to the magic of the entire weekend, and a most joyous receiver of your very own brand of magic.

  3. Amy, your post made me laugh and well up with tears. Love how eloquently and perfectly you capture some of the magic we all got to experience this weekend! So happy we are a part of each others 🙂

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