Trust that whatever happens, it is for the right reason.
Recently I saved a life. Actually, my spirit team saved my life and others as well. When I think back on it I am stilled stunned as to how it all happened, but I am not surprised. It was at the start of my Camino journey and it was very significant. I have heard it said that the Camino journey starts the minute you leave your front door and I have found that to be true.
While we were waiting for our late night flight out of Australia, we went into Brisbane city to do some last minute jobs, currency exchange etc. I was standing at a busy intersection in Albert Street waiting for the green walk signal and thinking about my to-do list, at the same time a feeling of lightness, a change of energy came over me briefly. It was so brief that I didn’t think anything of it and as the sign changed to green I set off crossing the road.
I was halfway across the road and heard the word “STOP” shouted in my head, there was an intense energy I found myself yelling “STOP” at the same time and grabbed the man who was crossing in front of me by the arm, just as a car sped through the red traffic light, missing us by an inch and the next car screeched to a halt in front of us. His face was white, and I was stunned as he thanked me and then kept walking. We had to get off the road before the light changed back.
My ‘Spirit’ team had saved our lives. It was a busy intersection and miraculously no one else was hurt, but it could have been tragic. The people in the stopped car were yelling at each other in the middle of the crossing and other pedestrians kept continuing on around them, crossing the road, getting on with their lives.
My brain was trying to process what had just happened. Was I aware of what I was doing when I yelled stop and grabbed the man in front of me? It all happened so fast and to be honest I did not see the cars coming nor did I expect anyone to run a red light, especially in the built-up CBD; that crossing is always very busy with pedestrians.
It all felt like time stopped and someone or something else took control of me. Everything felt like it was in slow motion but it wasn’t. This was the start of my Camino journey and already I had nearly been run over. I was in shock and kept re-playing the whole event through my head, totally amazed at what had happened and what could have happened.
I took time to sit and take a deep breath and in my head I asked “What just happened and why?” The reply was “Its time to trust and know we will keep you safe”. Here was a demonstration of the fact that if something is going to happen it will happen, and I needed to trust that whatever happens, it is for the right reason.
This lesson was very useful for the rest of the journey as most of you who follow me on social media and my previous emails know that there were lots of delays and challenges on the rest of the Camino trip. I knew from that moment that no matter what else happened, I was protected and had a job to do.
You see I work for ‘Spirit’ and here was the lesson that through me much healing could take place as well as my own healing. Trusting your Guides can be hard for some of you but here I had more proof that they were with me and working through me. I am so blessed.