A Moment in Time: April 20, 2013. To Learn, I Spilled the Starbucks Chai Latte!
One of the things that perhaps you don’t know about me is that I tend to be a bit clumsy as you will probably notice after you read what happened to me yesterday. Sometimes, I feel like my inner child takes control of me and decides she wants to play without thinking on consequences and those boring adult-like stuff. This was one of those times!
In the morning I had gone to buy some groceries. On my way back, as I parked and opened my car’s trunk I realized there were more bags than I could handle on my own. The fact that I had brought with me a hot Starbucks’ chai tea latte didn’t help much as it meant that one of my hands was already busy taking care of my drink. Here’s when mischievous “little Roxy” came out to play and suggested I should put the drink inside my handbag and that way be able to take all the bags upstairs to my apartment on one trip. I agreed. During that instant her advice sounded somehow reasonable.
So, the car is locked, I’m walking confident with the chai latte inside my handbag that is now hanging from my right shoulder, my left hand carrying four or five medium grocery bags, the right hand more or less the same plus the keys to the apartment. I’m happy at that moment as I feel I have maximized my time and that the idea of the chai was just great as the cup has a well-sealed lid and my handbag is in the upright position so nothing can go wrong.
All of a sudden, one of the grocery bags tears. What is my immediate reaction? I lean down trying to recover the things that were now all over the floor. Guess what happened to the chai latte? Yes! My handbag, wallet, papers, etc. are now all soaked in chai and there I am, wondering why or how I’ve been able to ‘create’ all this mess!
I love the ways this universe sends us our lessons. You see, I had forgotten the thought I had had before starting to walk with the bags. I had said to myself: “I just hope my drink doesn’t spill inside my handbag.” And it was precisely what happened because I had asked for that event to happen through that thought of mine!
The universe doesn’t recognize between our wanting and not wanting. It only brings us that which we have put our attention into. In this case I had put my attention on the drink spilling in my bag. I didn’t want that to happen but I imagined it happening! The universe doesn’t recognize whether our request will be negative or positive for us. In other words, it doesn’t recognize the language in which the request is made. It only recognizes the energy we have invested into the thought, emotion and/or feeling.
It was clear to me that life wanted me to see this natural law at work as I had believed I already understood it but apparently not completely. What this event showed me is that energy flows where attention goes. Michael Beckwith, one of my favorite teachers, always uses this quote but not until now I was able to absorb it thoroughly.
I wanted to share this funny incident with you because I think we all need to take responsibility when it comes to the life we’re experiencing. We’re constantly creating events in our reality through the thoughts we’re sending out. The problem is that we are not monitoring the majority of our thoughts. What kind of reality are you creating? Is your attention focused on that which you really want to attract?
I hope that my “accident” (as you just read, there is nothing accidental in this world) leaves you curious enough to pay more attention to your own thoughts and start changing those that you no longer need. Our fears, doubts and carelessness must be constantly observed and no one can do that for us but us. One thing I know for sure, next time I go grocery shopping I’ll drink my chai before having to lift my bags!
Until next time and don’t forget to be love!