Have you ever unconsciously desired something and did not know it, until it manifested in front of your very eyes?

Wishes do come true and we do get, what we ask for, even when we consciously do know what we wish for…

This was certainly the case, when I moved from my house into a small apartment in order to simplify my life. My daughter was studying abroad, and my beloved dog had died 2 years earlier after 17 years of loving companionship. Being a person, who loves company, but takes commitment seriously, I certainly did not want to take on the responsibility of another Being, especially not knowing, where I would live in a years’ time.

While out, buying tools for the builder, I saw a doormat on sale, which said “welcome” in Spanish. I thought: “What a nice detail for new visitors!” and without further looking at it, put into my shopping cart for my front door.

A day later, a new “visitor” welcomed me, and it was exactly the one, I had unconsciously asked for, namely depicted on the doormat: a black cat! He was confident, affectionate and playful and always eager to be fed. Yet, he had at least 2 or three neighbouring houses to get fed, so it was not a problem, if I was not there… So here I got, what I had unconsciously asked for in a way, I could have never imagined it.

How could it get any better than that?

However, as we got used to each other and more and more affectionate, I found myself thinking worrying, how to carry on with our friendship, when moving away. I do not know, if this unconsciously had an effect or it is just the way life comes and goes. Shortly after -while travelling- I was informed, that he was unwell, and he died before anybody was able to take him to the vet.

Like all others, that I have loved in my life, he will remain in my heart with gratitude for the time we shared together.

What does the universe have in stock next?

Faith is trusting the Unknowing
to know best
accepting the unchangeable
changing the possible.
Learning to differentiate
between one and another
and being open
for life’s next surprise