Saturday, June 8, 2013

An Unfolding Mystery...

It's  been about three weeks since my last blog post.  It's not that I haven't had anything to write about.  In fact, the opposite is true.  I've been wanting to write more about my newly released book and all that it has awakened in me.

Then, I've been waking up with the lyrics from an Alanis Morissette song.  What keeps playing in my head is "What if God was one of us...trying to make His way home,"  but I've yet to look up the rest of the words.

There's also a book review I'm looking forward to writing... All is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition by Louise Hay and Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D. PhD. 

So what's the block? 
You see I've made this commitment to be real and authentic in my writing, which means that I have to write about what is most alive in my heart and most prevalent in my thoughts in a given moment.  I've realized that when I begin to write about anything else, there's  less of a flow.
What is preventing me from sharing what's most alive within me at this moment? I've been journaling about it, but it's still unfolding and I'm not sure what it all means as yet.  My intention is always to share my experiences in a way that offers guidance and inspiration to others.  So how could I do that fully when I sense there is more to be revealed.
And if you've read my previous post, you would know that I've also been a bit reluctant to share about "the stuff" that's more than a bit "out there."  
Then it occurred to me that maybe some of you are in this same place...paying close attention to the messages, seeing amazing connections, allowing life to direct your next steps, following the guidance, but still asking, is this really happening?  What does it all mean? 
What if life is in fact offering us so much more than we could ever imagine?  What if those chance encounters are not so by chance?  What if we could find that balance between our need to control when and how things happen and just observing how it all unfolds?   
Even as a child, I can remember sitting on the edge of these two worlds, between what I felt to be true and what could possibly be imagined.  There has always been a sense of knowing that there was more beyond what I could visibly see.  But there was also that nagging fear that no one else would understand.  Remnants of this way of thinking still exists.

But then I recite these words by Dr. Wayne Dyer, “If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.”  I am then able to trust in my experience. 
At one of my recent book signings, I met a gentleman who mentioned a unique gift shop, A Little Common Sense , as a possible venue for my books.  It was in a nearby town, so I decided to stop in with the hope of discussing this arrangement with the owner.
On my first visit inside this store, I was drawn to a novel pictured below,  Piper, Once and AgainThere was something oddly familiar about the cover of this book.  It reminded me of a picture my daughter had drawn less than two weeks earlier.

As I began reading this novel, clear pictures began to form in my mind as though this world was tangibly familiar to me.  I turned back to the inside of the front cover to the author's words that I had originally glanced over, "This story came to me one night at a time for seventy-six nights and is a work of fiction as far as I know," she writes. 

How could "a work of fiction" contain so many elements that are familiar to me?  Why would reading about this character's experiences create a constant stream of visceral reactions within me?
In steps my left-brain logic, "My dear, you would find connections in a bowl of jelly."  Huh...a bowl of jelly. 

So I'm in New Hampshire this weekend with my husband and daughter.  My daughter and I make our way into a local bookstore with new and used books and I'm drawn to yet another book with a similar picture of a lone tree on the outskirts of a field of lavender on the inside and back cover.

Why is this picture continuing to appear? Am I attracting it with my thoughts?  What type of tree is this?  Hmm...

One of the messages in my new book is What if a Tree Could Talk? It relates some of what we can learn when we stop to take notice and pay attention to all that happens in nature.  I can't help but wonder about the symbolism of this particular tree. Or is it just the connections that are surfacing around it?

I also came across this quote today by Annie Dillard that reads, "Trees stir memories; live water heals them."

I'll be meeting the author of Piper, Once and Again tomorrow.  I trust that in whatever way this mystery unfolds, all will be well. 

Love and blessings to you,

Kathleen O'Malley

Kathleen O'Malley, DC is passionate about transforming lives.  She is the author of Messages from Children and What They Can Teach Grown-ups (Balboa Press, 2013) and Messages from Within (Balboa Press 2012)  Available on, Barnes and, Balboa, Peggy's Place in North Grafton and O'Malley Health and Wellness Center, North Grafton.

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