Jeff shared these words with my partner Richard and me at a fundraising gala we attended this past weekend. We met Jeff during the cocktail hour. Sadly, he shared that his father had passed away a few days ago. (By the way, Jeff is not his real name.)
We expressed our condolences and asked Jeff how he and his family were holding up. That’s when Jeff opened up.
“I had a really weird experience happen,” Jeff started to share. “My dad died pretty unexpectedly and my parents didn’t have any money saved up for funeral expenses. We needed $10,000. I offered to scrape some money together but my mom wouldn’t have it. She said she’d figure something out.”
“Well, here’s the weird thing,” he continued. “My dad owned two cars that were sitting in the driveway. That same night my mom and I talked about needing this money, a stranger wrote a note and left it on one of the cars, saying that he wanted to buy the car. My dad had been using these cars for years and they were always on the driveway. For someone to leave a note that same night asking to buy these cars at this exact time, it was incredible!”
“We called him up and he came over the next day. I had looked up the Kelly Blue Book value on the car,” Jeff stated. “After I told him how much it was, he said that he actually wanted to get both cars in the driveway.”
And this was when his eyes widened.
“He offered us $10,000, the exact amount of money we needed for my dad’s funeral. Could you believe it? $10,000 out of nowhere, right when we needed it!”
That’s when Jeff looked at us straight in the eyes and remarked, “I don’t consider myself a religious person, but if there was anything that could make me believe in God, this was it!”
Now take a moment and breathe this story in.
What Jeff experienced is what I call the “lifting of the veil.”
In other words, Life is more than what it seems to the naked eye.
Life is typically experienced with an everyday sense of “normalcy.” You wake up, go to work, eat, hang out with friends and loved ones, maybe watch some television and go to sleep.
However, there are those astounding moments when the normalcy of life appears upended. Something occurs that gives you pause, and you ask, “Is this really happening?”
It’s as if a curtain is lifted or a veil falls away. Your eyes re-adjust and you have a sense that there are mysterious and fantastic intricacies to life that operate at levels you didn’t realize existed.
You may have experienced moments yourself where the veil has been lifted.
Some people have experienced “synchronicity,” such as when someone who you haven’t talked with in a while pops in your mind and then they soon (sometimes in that very moment) give you a call or send you an email.
Others, like Jeff, have found themselves in dire situations. But something miraculous shows up to help shift the outcome for the better. Some people call this “divine intervention.”
In many cases, you can’t just chalk this all up to strange coincidence.
The lifting of the veil reveals an Infinite Order, Wisdom and Love that are always at work in this Universe, whether or not you realize it.
And so your coaching assignment for this week is simple:
- Ask this week for the veil to be lifted, and look for moments where you can experience the “magic” of Life at work.
You might run into someone you know at some random spot you never would have expected. (Synchronicity)
Or maybe three different people, on different occasions, might casually mention a book that you need to read. (This happened to me several years ago. The book was The Artist's Way, and it changed my life.)
Or you might receive the right and perfect help and guidance you have been seeking. (Divine intervention)
The assignment for this week is to be open and aware of when the veil is lifted. When something wonderful happens, it’s okay to be surprised! Acknowledge the experience, and then simply give thanks.
And here’s the beauty of this exercise:
The more you expect to witness and experience the magic and brilliance of Life, the more It shows up and reveals Itself to you.
Here’s to a week of delight, surprise and to seeing beyond the veil.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about today’s post. Have you experienced synchronicity, divine intervention and seeing beyond the veil? Please leave a comment below.
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