One of my favorite affirmations these days is, “I AM OPEN TO EVERYTHING AND ATTACHED TO NOTHING.”
When I live with this intention, some of the most amazing things happen.
Last weekend, a series of events occurred that reinforce my belief in staying tapped in, tuned in, and turned on to the positive flow of energy all around us.
I had the opportunity to attend my high school reunion. At first, I didn’t think I was going to go.
All the names of the people who RSVP’d were people that I didn’t hang out with in high school. They were all the jocks and I knew them but I didn’t have a strong bond with them. Then, I thought I should put my name on the RSVP list so that I might attract some of the people I did hang out with.
When I arrived at the reunion, I studied the list of people who were inside the room already and not one of them stood out as someone I wanted to reconnect with.
This was not a good attitude and I decided to change it immediately.
I decided to go in and find out about people instead of go in and feel like I had no connection. That is exactly what I did. I love finding out about people in general and I went into my interview mode. I loved it.
I had so much fun and started to feel a connection brewing.
Then, I noticed NOBODY was dancing. I grabbed a couple of women (who I did not know) and began dancing. We managed to recruit a guy out there with us who recruited another guy.
By the end of the night, as the song “Last Dance” by Donna Summer played (1978), almost everyone in the room was out there on the floor. I was glowing with joy.
Even though I didn’t really know these people in high school, I knew them now and created a connection out on that floor.
Later in the evening as I talked to one of the guys who had organized the event, I found out that his mother still kept in touch with his brothers widow. My very best friend from the age of 3 married his brother (his brother has since passed on). I haven’t spoken to her in a VERY long time. At the age of 16, she got caught up in a downward spiral of drugs and sex and I don’t know what else. We ended our friendship. We had been friends from the age of 3 until 16.
The long and the short of all of this is…I believe the reason I went to that reunion was not to dance the night away with a bunch of people I didn’t really know, but it was to get the number of my childhood soul mate. We were so close, we were so connected, we knew everything about each other and vowed to always be friends so it was extra devastating to have that end. I always felt a deep empty space in my heart where Annette once lived.
I called my friend the next night (Johnnies mom gave me her phone number).
She has been clean and sober for 12 years now.
We exchanged our small talk and then really started to share ourselves with each other. We had so much in common, we were both on a clear spiritual path and we both cared about our health and well being. It’s as if our life path’s reconnected at the perfect place.
She told me she had had a dream about me a few weeks earlier. She woke up from the dream feeling really good. Clear.
I asked her where she worked and when she told me the name of the restaurant–wow, my mom and I had been in there about a month ago. It was a little out of the ordinary since it wasn’t a place near where we live.
Then, she told me her first memory of me. The crazy thing is, I had been thinking about that incident–wondering if it really happened. Annette has an extraordinary long term memory and she confirmed it.
We were 3 and 4 years old, throwing rocks to each other and she threw a rock at me and I have the scar to prove it on my forehead. I was never sure if that was how I got the scar….she confirmed that the memory was very vivid in her mind.
The 13 years we were friends growing up felt like a lifetime and the over 25 years we haven’t spoken didn’t even feel as long as the time we spent living life to the fullest in our childhood. We are friends again and we will always be friends now. My Thanksgiving couldn’t have been more perfect.
The moral of the story is…be OPEN TO EVERYTHING AND ATTACHED TO NOTHING. I wasn’t going to let the fact that I knew no one at my high school reunion stop me from attending. Had I been attached to the outcome of the reunion (a friend of mine thought I might meet the next love of my life), I would not have been open to the events that followed.
Imagine what I would have missed had I not gotten interested in others–I would have never found out about my long lost friend from her brother-in-law, Johnnie!
I have the first friend I’ve ever known in my life back in my life.
I AM AMAZED AT HOW THE UNIVERSE LINES THINGS UP FOR ME. I AM GRATEFUL! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!