I have never really a very big believer in the whole, ask and you shall receive. I do know that it is a verse in the Bible, and I do know that God will always, always provide, but perhaps the cynic in me who has been disappointed too many times in the past makes it difficult for me to really believe in that. Yes, me of little faith.
Every once in a while I find myself getting whacked in the head and being reminded by random forces to just have faith. To know that even if the answers may not come in the way I want it to be, or perhaps when I think it should, there is indeed a force greater than me that makes things fall into place when the time is right, when the situation is appropriate and when it is right for me.
I have been wanting an iPhone for the longest time. However, given my decision to give up my preschool teaching job earlier this year, my finances have been a little bit tight and I had to reassess things. Not that my impulsive shopping self has disappeared, but I decided to put expensive purchases in the back burner. Plus I got to thinking, if I spent for an iPhone, that kinda would be spending the equivalent of what, an amount that would be equivalent to about four to six months worth of unlimited yoga. And given my love for the practice, I realized that the gadgets, I didn’t really need. Har.
That hasn’t stopped me from asking the Universe for a new phone or one of those new waterproof cameras that can replace my old Olympus one that broke. I guess I wasn’t specific enough because this is what it ended up giving me!
No complaints, though It was such a great unexpected blessing. I won this in a raffle during the press relaunch of a dietary supplement the other day (watch out for my post in www.fatgirlnomore.com next week :)). Cool, right?
And so for now….I will ask more specifically. Dear Universe, please make the stars align and make my wishes come true…this March, I really want to do a yoga retreat in Palawan and I need to conspire with you for that to happen. We can do this, right?