With money troubles looming at her door, Author and Entrepreneur Katharine Giovanni receives a message from the Universe from an unusual source - a spider. A story that all of us can relate to
It had been a lean month and both Ron and I were worried about paying the bills. It’s hard to run three companies with no bank loan! In fact, it was the first time we had actually lost money and been in the red. That usually didn’t happen to us. To make matters worse, both our son’s birthdays were coming up, Christmas was right around the corner, we owed money to some associates and company bills loomed.
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Trouble is the more you worry about these sorts of things, the bigger the problem gets. The worry actually pushes the solution farther and farther away from you and it becomes like a runaway train.
I was so upset by all this that I simply couldn’t go within and talk to God about it. The emotion of the problem just closed the door and I could hear absolutely nothing.
That Saturday, Ron and I decided to just put the problem up onto God’s shelf and let Him worry about it for a while. We then went to Adventure Landing and played a little miniature golf with our boys as we both thought the beautiful sunshine and fun atmosphere would do us both good. After we got the clubs, we walked over to the first hole and I leaned on a wooden fence to watch my oldest son start the game off.
Then out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a very tiny spider on the top of the post. I marveled at how small it was and watched it dance around the top of the fence. Then the funniest thing happened … I began to sense that it was actually mad at me!! Do spiders get mad at people? I have never really thought about it and had certainly never “felt” it before, but this one was actually mad at me! Extraordinary!! I could sense it in every bone of my body. Needless to say I moved my arm from the post and instantly felt that the spider was relieved. Then it danced around a second more and lifted it’s back-end up into the air. A stream of it’s “web” came out and danced in the sunlight. Then the air lifted the spider off the post and it rose into the air!! It was just like that scene from Charlotte’s Web when Charlotte’s children all leave Wilbur. As I watched, I noticed a tree nearby and thought that perhaps the little guy would land there, but it instead rose higher and higher into the atmosphere. I watched it until my youngest son yelled at me to watch him putt.
Clearly this was a message from my friend God. I knew it immediately. God has this little habit of always being able to get my attention … and when He can’t get me to listen, He sends His messages to me in other forms. This time He wanted to tell me to have faith in Him. All I had to do was trust Him and He would take me to great heights! Just like the spider trusted the wind to carry him safely to another place, God wanted me to do the same.
I carried the little spider’s message in my mind for the rest of the day. It really was incredibly beautiful, especially coming from a creature that I have always hated. I HATE spiders!!! Somehow though … this was different, and I wished my little friend Godspeed and knew that he would land safely.
That evening, my husband and I sat in his office and chatted about some solutions to our dilemma. As I sat on his couch I happened to glance over at his bookcase and noticed two books were crooked. Then I looked at their titles …
The bottom book was titled “Divine Guidance”
The book right on top of it was called “Full Speed Ahead”
No need to hit me on the head with a cosmic two-by-four! I immediately got the message. Ron and I are being guided and will be fine. Message received!!! We’ll solve the problem by trusting our intuition and we’ll create a new prosperous reality for everyone in the company!!
Now here comes the good part of this story …
Right now … this minute … THIS IS YOUR GOLDEN MOMENT OF REALIZATION.
Choose to do something, and you will. Choose to change your life and you will. Choose to take off like the little spider did. Life is actually as simple or as difficult as we make it. Imagine that you are an artist facing a blank canvas. You can make the picture as simple or as complex as you like. You can choose the colors and the theme of the painting. Choose to make your painting simple, and it will be. Choose to make your painting difficult, and it will be. Doubt your abilities and doubt that you can achieve your dream and you won’t. It’s as simple as that.
This is the hope of a better way and even better things yet to come! It is time you trusted your intuition and learn how to listen. Remove your doubts and inhibitions for a brief moment while you walk down this new road. You can always go back to them if you wish. There is a whole new world waiting for you, a world filled with light, love, and unlimited opportunities! Ready? Of course you are. You wouldn’t be reading this article right now if you weren’t. Perhaps this is what the world needs right now, faith and trust. You too can change your life and reach your dream. Just have faith and you can do anything!!
Just like the little spider did.
Copyright © 2006-2010 by Katharine C. Giovanni
About the Author: Katharine Giovanni is an international Concierge Training Expert, Award Winning Author and consultant, Certified Concierge Specialist (CCS) and Speaker. She is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of ICLMA - The International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association as well as President and co-founder of Triangle Concierge, Inc. Katharine can be reached via her website at http://www.triangleconcierge.com ">http://www.triangleconcierge.com/">http://www.triangleconcierge.com