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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Personal Oracle Puzzle: What Do These Three Things Have in Common?




A flat tire, a license plate and book. You wouldn't think they would be related, but in the context of these personal oracle stories, they share one key characteristic.

The Flat Tire

My friend Amelia thrived on the pressures of her job while an editor for a large publishing house in New York City. Nothing, however, had prepared her for the demands of her life as a new mother. Within the first few months of her daughter Raven Faye’s birth, she began to have recurring dreams of flat tires.

One day, when running errands with her infant daughter in the family car, she felt the steering wheel tugging relentlessly to one side. The left front tire was losing air fast. Her flat tire dreams had become reality. She wondered what Spirit was trying to tell her. She had her “aha” moment the day she and I were discussing how metaphoric experiences can offer valuable guidance if we take the time to reflect on them.

“I get it!” she said. “I’m just ‘flat tired.’ ”

Once she deciphered her personal oracle message – the reoccurring dreams and then actually having a flat tire – she realized what it was telling her on a deeper level, and she started giving herself a break throughout the day instead of pushing ahead so hard.

The License Plate

This mother was speeding along an open stretch of road, her mind preoccupied with all she needed to get done before she picked her daughter up at school when a license plate caught her attention. She touched the brake and slowed down to get a closer look at the letters – GVT – and was pondering the significance of the abbreviation for “government “when something else caught here eye. It was a speed camera. Her heart skipped a beat, then she realized the GVT license plate had slowed her down just enough to keep her from getting a speeding ticket!
           
The Book

Terry was struggling to get her bearings and regroup after her long-term love ended their relationship. She had no clue of what to do next, so she put the lead on her dog Sammy and headed straight to the park nearby where she planned to walk till they dropped.

The two walked and jogged and finally ended up sitting underneath one of her favorite trees. Terry leaned back against the tree, closed her eyes and rested her hand on Sammy’s back. She was deep in thought when something bounced off her head and landed on the ground.

Startled, she opened her eyes and there in front of her was a book.

What just happened? Had someone tossed this book at her?

She looked up into the tree; no one was there.

She stood up, looked in every direction and even walked around the tree. Still no one.

She picked up the book and read the title. God is No Laughing Matter.

She recognized the author, Julia Cameron, as someone who teaches people how to get unstuck.

Talk about a sign!

Terry and her friends never did figure out how it happened. The best guess: someone tucked the book in between the branches of the tree while they walked and planned to pick up later, then a breeze nudged it right off onto Terry’s head.

           
What do the flat tire, the license plate and the book have in common?

These synchronistic events may seem to be random, until we look through the paradigm of personal oracles and we see that the universe was responding to these women’s distinct and very specific needs.

Using the formula for how the universe operate , the flat tire, the license plate and the book were all acting as delivery systems.

                                 Need + delivery system + message = personal oracle

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In her bestselling book, Everyday Oracles: Decoding the Divine Messages That Are All Around Us, author Ann Bolinger-McQuade uses memorable stories and photos to introduce the formula for how personal oracles work, then teaches you how to recognize and decode yours. If you have personal oracle experiences to share, please submit them to Ann through her website www.personaloracles.com  She will respond personally. And while you’re there, check out the cloud photos in the interactive “What Do You See Section.” Have fun and exercise your psychic muscles. Who knows, you may discover a personal oracle hiding in plain sight, just waiting to deliver a special message to you.

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