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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Monday, 28 September 2009

rock gathering.. signs from the otherside & the syncronicity that goes with that... a spiritual story

we have been asked to collect 5 rocks..for the Artists Way - week 6

~ something about rocks signifying abundance in our life (and if the amount of rocks I found on the weekend are anything to go by, then my life is surely abundant! ~ except I couldn't carry all those that I found!!)...

taking full advantage of my time beside the sea over the weekend.. I grabbed dutch husbands hand and we walked along the beach to the rocks.. splashing through the waves like two children and laughing ourselves silly when the waves washed up to our waists as we waded to the rock pools.... we both kept saying how the sea was good for our souls.. me collecting coloured glass and sea shells to make a wreath for the Gypsy Caravan... and dutch husband just enjoying the time spent wandering along the shell graveyard..(we call it that, because truly, there are millions of shells.. like a graveyard for deceased sea animals, who once called the shells their home)... and as I gathered, I thought of my friend Sr.K ~ across the ocean and how she gathers flotsam and jetsam for her Seahorse clay figures..and how she loves to find Hearts along the shore...and how she had a friend called Cindy who is now on the other side.. and I thought to myself.. how wonderful it would be if I could find a heart shaped stone to send to Sr.K...

and no sooner was that thought out, than I looked down and there in the sand was a stone looking very much like a heart..

I clapped my hands with delight, said thankyou to Cindy as I picked it up... putting it carefully into my hat which had now become a carry bag for shells, rocks and sea glass... on I went gathering shells and bits of driftwood and just loving walking through the cold water.. and as I gathered, I started to think about maybe the heart was a co-incidence, started to doubt and question.. and I said in my head to Cindy 'ok, just to let me know that the rock was not just a fluke, how about another?' ~ feeling a little greedy and guilty for not trusting

but as soon as the last word was out, there on the sand was another rock!!

I said a huge thankyou with my head bowed and was in total awe at that moment of my connection to the spirit world. At that moment, I felt totally at one with Mother Earth, the Ocean, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks, the water lapping over my feet. all as one.
so on I went gathering and found a funny little spot with a spiral type pattern on the rock and knew that i had to stand there.. immediately I felt grounded. It was like a power spot for me and I got a kind of voice message/feeling that my life was on the right track, that what I was doing with my day to day life was exactly what I am supposed to be doing.. and that Spirit was always giving me messages and signs and guidance... I just had to be aware of it and have faith. believe. trust.
Honestly, sometimes when things like this happen.. makes me wonder where I have been or rather where my head has been, all this time.

I was also lucky enough to find my stick for the MinMia workshop in November.

I have been looking for the stick for ages.. we need a stick to make ourselves a story totem.. and you know how it is, once you need to find something, every stick or twig becomes 'is that it?'.. i have constantly been told during meditation that the stick will find me.. and lo and behold it did. I had completely forgotten about it and while walking on the rocks, a stick just made itself know to me, not sure how, but there it was.. perfectly twisted and turning for a life journey stick!!

25 comments:

Winterwood said...

what a wonderful story and I love the stone heart. What a find! yes when the student is read.....or something like that....

Mel said...

Oh what a bliss-full and inspiring day you had...

..what better way to connect with Spirit than at the ocean's edge...

~love~

Ruth said...

A lovely story - I am so glad you are finding your inner peace and your connection to spirit at last.

Kate said...

Oh I love the story about finding the heart and also that you were so grateful for it and the connections with your friend. Just fantastic.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a magickal day you had! Thanks for sharing the story with us!

Laurie said...

Dear Robyn,
Nice rock collection, I love those smooth stones.
Your friend will feel so blessed with those heart shaped rocks. Isn't that something to find two just like that? When you least expect the universe to be listening ~
So glad you had a wonderful time by the sea. I feel exactly as you do ~ the sea is so good for the soul.
Blessings

Fire Byrd said...

I love how the universe provides when we ask. Just like the angels hold us just that little bit tighter when we need a little extra care.
xx

A bird in the hand said...

I know what you mean. I struggle with doubt sometimes; after the intial thrill, in comes the doubt and I want another sign just to be sure. I hope for the day when I'll just accept it without a second thought.
xoxo

Imogen said...

How magical! - I have had the exact same experience, five years ago, on a beach in Greece - asking to see a stone shaped like a heart because I was feeling flattened in my life at the time and no longer even sure of the love of the Goddess - I asked, please, can you, just possibly, you know, show me a...?... and they began appearing, until at last full of awe and with my soul lifted into rest and certainty I said, thank you, okay, I see that you were listening, I believe you - and then they stopped again. But ever since, each time I'm on a beach, I have always found one - just one - heart-shaped stone.
Blessed be!

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Rose said...

I love the rocks and the stick. I love it when these come together.... I would love to experience the spiral on the rock!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Tatiana is our chief heart rock finder. :D ( this picture belongs to a post made last year: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G5fH5Bu_Mo0/R69UTqyZkmI/AAAAAAAAAhM/dZmKi0UZ0NA/s1600-h/080118.jpg )

Your story made me misty eyed. So beautiful. :)

Kavindra said...

Of course the rocks came to you! You are so connected to Spirit, always, even when you can't see it yourself, it shines through everything about you my dear.

Glad you are FEELING your connection and power tho ;)

gemma said...

Your time on the beach sounds fantastic Robyn. Wonderful and sacred treasures you found.

Kathryn Knoll said...

A River of Grace flows through you, Dear One, and out into your world. You know, some days you can just get in the zone and all things flow to you in perfect resonance. On those days they do not, enjoy the contrast because then you know what you don't want to experience and then you seek out, like you did this past week end, what you do want. Did it take a hellacious, blinding, wind store to make you so appreciate the bliss you experienced these past few days? Heart-shape rocks are everywhere when you start looking for them.On those days when you find yourself looking at the dark and confusing side of life, go out for a heart-shaped anything walk.:) Yay for you! hugs, Sr.K

Serena said...

a wonderful example of synchronicity, robyn. i have always loved rocks and shells and have a stone heart myself here somewhere.....which was also found at the beach years ago.

laoi gaul~williams said...

what a wonderful story and a even better adventure. i do miss livig by the sea~i have a huge jar full of the sea glass i collected over four years.

Billie Jane said...

OMG I dont believe it... my allotment presented me with a heart shaped stone a couple of weeks ago, I photographed it meaning to put it on my blog but have not had time... but just like yours... a perfect heart. What a gift! :-)

docwitch said...

I just love you Artist's Way posts! Having completed this course quite recently it keeps it all alive for me.

Your post makes me ache for the ocean.

Teresa Lynne said...

What an awesome rock! Great post and glad you enjoyed the ocean!

Ravenoak said...

Wonderful day Robyn,so nice when we receive those messages loud and clear.
XX

Angela said...

Wow. Isn't that incredible? I, too, found a very special rock on an excursion not long ago (the goddess rock - picture on blog) while Brent and I were out collecting rocks. I knew it was special. I felt noticed.

~Sheila~ said...

Dear Robyn, this is great post.
It truly tells me that you are living in the moment. Isn't it wonderful, I could feel your sense of calm as I read it and I got goose bumps. I almost felt that for just a brief moment I was on the beach with you. Your finds are very special objects, they were lying there waiting for you to pick them up. I wonder for how long they waited, decades maybe... not the stick obviously, but even that had your name on it.
big hugs
xx

Holly said...

Beautiful. Thanks for taking me with you.

Deedee said...

Wonderful, Robyn. I love nothing better than collecting sea glass. Synchronicity is a real and powerful thing, isn't it? The seashore is an especially magical place for me too.