At the end of May, a new spiritual store, New World Gifts, opened less than ten minutes from my home in the town of Williamsville. I’d seen it on Facebook, heard about it from my clients and passed by it many times on my way down Main Street. That being said, I’d never been in it.
But I’d been meaning to drop in and check it out. I was, after all, sending people there for crystals and smudge. The logical thing would be to know what they sold. But, I always seemed to be in a hurry or stopping by just after hours and figured, “I’d check it out eventually.”
Eventually came one afternoon in July. I’d had a very productive day – I’d had several clients and worked on upcoming blog posts. Due to the spiritual nature of the day, my guides were chirping away in my ear and they had become insistent that I go to New World Gifts, TODAY.
Being the stubborn girl I am, I resisted. I had stuff to do and was on a roll. I also had plans to meet some girlfriends for Happy Hour, and by no means was I going to miss that! But, after trying to ignore my guides’ persistence, I finished getting myself ready for my evening out. With about an hour to kill, I relented and said to my husband, “Let’s check out that new store on Main Street.”
So we did.
When we got there, I was extremely impressed. The shop, nestled in a plaza in the middle of town, was inviting and warm. While it is full of metaphysical and spiritual items, they are all understated and suit the clientele of the area. We checked out the candles, wind chimes and lawn ornaments, books and crystals – all the while I’m thinking, phew… I haven’t been steering folks wrong!
As we were browsing, the kind shop owner struck up conversation. I tend to be a little stand-offish, my husband is the talker – so as they had a lovely conversation about the crystals and the upcoming crystal classes that the shop would be offering, I stayed relatively quiet taking an inventory of everything the store had to offer.
After browsing, I selected a lawn ornament to purchase – a medium sized engraved rock that stated the Jewish Proverb – “What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth”- a philosophy I preach to my students. While checking out, the kind shop owner (who I now know to be Martha) asks me, “What about you? What do you do?”
I still struggle with this question – Do I say I’m a medium? Or do I go with grant writer, strategic planner and project manager? What do I say? On this day, before I had a moment to ponder the question these words came out of my mouth: “I AM a medium.”
What came next shocked me even more. Martha responded, “Do you want to read here?”
I didn’t know what to say. I was caught completely off guard. I hadn’t gone to the store that day with the intention of reading there! But, what I have since come to realize and find out is that it was what both (Martha and I) had asked spirit for.
Long and the short of it, I am now reading out of New World Gifts on Friday afternoons. During our conversations, Martha revealed that the day before I walked into the store she had asked spirit to bring her readers that would fit her clientele. And the next day, in I walk. Additionally, I had written in my strategic plan several weeks earlier that I would build relationships with shops in the area and either read out of them or offer classes.
We asked, spirit provided. Sometimes it happens fast (less than 24 hours for Martha). Sometimes it takes a little longer (a few weeks for me). But when you state your intention, spirit will always provide. It’s something I have to remind myself of sometimes. This story helps me do that.