It’s not unusual for my guides to wake me up in the morning with a song in my head. The song will keep playing over and over and over like a broken record until “they” get my undivided attention. This always results in me either having a profound message for a client or a theme for the day. And, today’s tune is “No Regrets” by Tom Cochrane and clearly the theme for today’s blog posting. Sometimes I feel like there’s a DJ in my head that just won’t stop!
Anyhow, this song’s title of course leads me to share with you some of my early life lessons and I feel that it’s time that we all come to terms with where we’ve been and what we’ve done in our lives. Personally, I have a collection of experiences in my life that I have named “it was a good idea at the time”. I don’t think I’m the only one who has a collection either; I think that if we all take a good look at our lives we’ll see that we’ve got a plethora of experiences that we can remember.
My earliest memory of doing something that was a good idea at the time goes back to when I was about 4 years old. It was a beautiful summer day and my mother was fussing about trying to get my younger sister and me ready to go to a wedding. I had other plans that day and the number one plan for me was getting into my blow up swimming pool. For the life of me I searched the backyard and couldn’t find it, so I started asking and then begging my father to get my swimming pool out from wherever it was, blow it up and fill it up. Of course, my request was flatly denied as we were heading out to a wedding (whatever that was supposed to mean to a four year old little girl!).
So, once my hair was done and my Sunday best dress was on, I was told to stand on the back porch until my sister was ready. Well, I imagine that lasted for about 2 seconds because standing on the back porch wasn’t one of my better abilities at that point in my life. I looked around the backyard one more time to see if I could find my elusive blow up swimming pool when an idea came to me, and yes, it was a good idea at the time!!
I decided to put the garden hose in my sandbox and fill it up, and of course, get in. The fact that I forgot to take off my one and only pretty Sunday best dress didn’t even cross my mind as I was now in heaven and my mission completed; I was in my newly created swimming pool.
It wasn’t too long after I was enjoying myself splashing around in my pool that I heard the words “gitttt in the house” – it was my father. When my father said “gitttt” with that tone in his voice, well, you’d best be “gitttt-ing” and moving faster than fast! Well, needless to say my mother wasn’t impressed and was basically totally freaking out because now everyone is ready to go to the wedding and I’m sort of not.
The next thing I remember is that my grandparents showed up and stayed at our house for the day. I remember my grandmother trying to be stern and my grandfather having a funny grin on his face. Soon afterwards he set up the sprinkler in the backyard and my playmates came over and we got to run through it (with our bathing suits on – ha!).
What a great day it turned out to be and this became one of my first conscious instances of the universe working with me! It didn’t seem too much longer after that that I was a teenager and my father was hiring an excavator to put in a real pool in our backyard, and, not much further after that I was a mother with my own children running through the sprinkler. It’s interesting how life goes on and we continue to have good ideas at the time and then learn and grow from them.
Some great ideas at the time were worth repeating and others, well, not so much. The time I gave my teacher my friend’s chewy chocolate flavoured chunky dog treats to snack on didn’t end up being such a good idea after all. It was all fun and games until my friend started barking at the teacher and then the full story came out. My father got called to the school to pick me up and when we came out of the school’s front door he said “gitttt in the car”. The universe jumped in again and helped me out because I then came down with the chicken pox and so did my barking friend and we got to play together for a few days while “sequestered” from school. As time went on and I became a mother, I always had great compassion for all three of my sons’ school teachers.
As a teenager and a young woman, I fell in and out of love, jobs, friendships and fashions many times and always thought my world was possibly coming to an end when things weren’t quite working out like the fairy tales I had been taught to believe in. But all in all, the universe always supported me and helped me to learn and grow through the experience. Over time, I have come to terms with my life experiences and understand that I am not to carry any guilt, misgivings and especially any regrets; rather, I am to look deeper with the eyes of compassion, understanding, Love and a good sense of humour. After all, I have learned that I am still learning, still growing and still experiencing many good ideas at the time!
Leaving you with peace, love, understanding, awareness and wisdom (and of course, big hugs and butterfly kisses).
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pierce
“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle