I just got married a few weeks ago. It was a somewhat of a big wedding, and a big deal in my life. By the way, this is not my first marriage. As a matter of fact, it is not my second marriage. This is my fourth marriage. I have heard it said that the fourth is the charm! What? You haven’t heard that one? LOL. Having said that, I must say that everyone says that Kelly and I seem to belong together. They also talk about how we look at one another, and they rave about how wonderful she is. People also tell me that I deserve to be happy, and I say, “perhaps I have truly figured it out now.” Let’s hope so lol.
The wedding was to be outside in the courtyard of the Baronette Hotel, and the reception to be in the ballroom connected. The day was starting out cloudy with a slight chance of rain. I soon found myself thinking about a story my grandmother told me years ago about a man who was reported to be not the nicest man in the world.
This man had done a lot of misdeeds, and his loving family worried about his fate in terms of God and Heaven. On his dying bed he told his family that God told him that if it was a sunny day on the day of his death, that following day, that meant that he will be forgiven and make it to Heaven. That day was predicted to be a very stormy day, just like the previous day, and the family was quite sad. But to everyone’s surprise, not only was the forecast wrong about the terrible storm expected, but it became the brightest sunny day. My grandmother said, “That was God!”
I wondered if that would be the case with our wedding. Would God step in and make it a sunny day? It was gloomy that morning and I was hoping that there would not be rain on our outdoor wedding and our guests. I thought about the story Gee Gee (my grandmother) told me about the dying man. I thought to God and the Universe that it would be nice if it was sunny for our wedding. Then I wondered if I was tripping and being superstitious, thinking that story was perhaps told to me way back then for my fourth wedding day experience.
When the wedding started and we were at the hotel in the courtyard, it was gloomy but at least it was not raining. But it looked like it would at any minute. I said to the minister who was marrying us “at least it is not raining.” She said, “even if it does, we will continue the ceremony in the rain.”
As the ceremony began, I was thankful that the rain did seem to be holding off, though it was quite gloomy as I stood at the altar waiting on my beautiful bride. As Kelly walked out and began to come down the aisle, suddenly the sun came out shining down upon us. I was surprised thinking ” Wow! God is with us.” Even more to my surprise, after the wedding, person after person talked about how the sun came out just as we stood together, They all said that it was God shinning on us. My good friend Kevin Ransome’s comment was the most memorable when I saw him the next day. He talked about how gloomy it started out and how cold he was sitting in the courtyard. Kevin then said, “as soon as Kelly came out, the sun came out and started beaming! And I instantly got warm!” Then he said, “That was God!” I thought to myself “I was not tripping at all. It happened just like in the story. That Was God!”
So many people told us what a great time and how much fun they had at our wedding and reception. Some said it was the best time they ever had at a wedding. Others thanked us for a great date night. Others said they were inspired by us, our love, and the love they felt in the place. Once again I am convinced all of that was God. Because these were all the things we had hoped for and more on our special day.
I apologize to anyone who wanted to be there that we could not invite. There were so many people I personally wanted to invite, and I kept being reminded by Kelly and the wedding planner that the venue only allowed for a certain amount of people. And I have a large family. To all our people who were there and were not there. We love you.
I am sitting here in my positive place. I know this for several reasons. It just dawned on me that I hear the inner sound roaring. The inner sound is the OM vibration. When I hear it, I feel so good. The great masters will tell you that you can hear the Universal vibration when you are in touch. I have found that you can hear it when you have somehow slipped into the eternal place. During such times, all worries have gone. The outside world is not as important, and all of the sudden there is a ringing or humming in the silence.
I am sitting here in my positive place. I know this for several reasons. While sitting here I can barely feel my body. It’s like the rest of the world has gone away. I was thinking about what it’s like being on the beam, while reading poetry and remembering beautiful times. And then, wow no more worries! I guess I got lost in the moment. What can I say. I litterally feel like I am floating as I sit on my wonderful couch.
I am sitting here in my postitve place. I know this for several reasons. I am reading, writing, reflecting, with no thoughts of accomplishing, not knocking accomplishing, but right now there are no concerns. I feel like there is no other place, yet I am at peace with all places. How can this be? I feel like I am one with the grass, one with the trees, one with the meadow, and all will be ok. There is no need to prove, no need to act, not in this moment, and it feels like forever. I am so alive, here in my thoughts, I can travel any place in my mind. I feel so good.
I am sitting here in my positive place, realizing that soon I will have to physically leave where I am and get up. My only thought is that I must take this place with me and carry it where ever I go. I must walk in peace. I must walk in love. I must take more time to sit in silence and know all is well.
There is a place within beyond the cares and worries of this world. That knows all, understands all, and can do all. Once you find that place you are no longer you. You are one with the eternal. We must take time to move into that place and function from it as often as possible. This is where the magic happens.
The other day Kelly gave $10.00 to a man on the street asking for money. She said “I just gave him the money and let go. I did not judge him or wonder what he was going to do with the money. I just chose to believe it was going to help and gave. I have to say it really felt good. There was a time I did not have the money to do so but I do now and I am glad that I did.” This was a positive shift for Kelly in this area of her life.
In the past Kelly was very reluctant to give in such situations due to her concerns whether the money she gave was going to be used to do drugs or for the wrong endeavors. She had seen a reporter expose on someone in the past who was begging and did not really need the money and actually doing quite well. This time Kelly chose to give, think the best and let go when she came accross a man asking for money.
It was wonderful to see the sense of peace on Kelly’s face as she talked about her giving and shift in her way of thinking on the matter. This was Kelly’s personal positive act for that day as part of the Positive Guru Wristband Movement. I thought that the gesture and the choice and growth was quite impressive. Do you have any thoughts or a positive lesson or act to share? If so please comment below. If you are interested in how the wristband movement works click on Wristbands at the top of the website.