A message from the Universe?
Hi, Hypnotic Friends & Enthusiasts!
This morning when Michael and I were admiring his wallet and the contents therein, I noticed this: a $20 bill with intense red lettering on the front: “Splurge, Princess, Splurge!” I said: “That’s for me!” and I grabbed it. (With Michael’s permission, of course.) 🙂 Immediately, questions and possible stories filled my mind.
How old was the Princess who was presented with this gift? Who was it from? Was it a single $20 bill or a stack of 20’s and/or other denominations as well? What was the gift-giving occasion? I conjured this: a little girl, aged 8 or so, given a no-occasion gift of $20 by her loving dad.
There’s clearly a story here! What it is, we’ll never know, unless someone reads this and recognizes the writing, and tells me. This is more than a story about a $20 bill, however. It’s also a story about the mind and how it functions.
It doesn’t end with the Princess and her gift. Between waking and work (about an hour) I was presented with at least 4 more “princess” messages–out of the blue. I turned on my computer to check my email as I do every morning, and there was a story about the upcoming royal wedding and Princess Diana’s legacy…a princess-to-be and a real princess, Ok. That’s 2, or 3 depending on how you count. (I didn’t read the story.) Then I got dressed, and remembered that my shoes are “princess” reboks. 4. And then the next one. I got in the car, and immediately noticed the truck parked next to me and it’s large sign bolted on where the license plate should be. It read: “I’m the PRINCESS – That’s why!” 5. Five Princess references in a just a few minutes–forcing themselves into my conscious awareness.
It must mean something.
One more time, with emphasis!
I told the story before of how the universe gave me a message to get a new office space. I heard, and I obeyed, and I’m massively happy as a result. I wrote about the unconscious mind as a meaning-seeking device, making order out of chaos. What does the universe want me to know and/or do now regarding “Splurge, Princess, Splurge!”? Is it randomness and coincidence? Or is it synchronicity, and serendipity making sense of out chaos?! I choose to believe it’s the latter!
We all have something called “The Reticular Activating System” inside us, inside our brains. Basically, when it turns on, we notice things in our environment that are important to us, and give them an added level of attention. That’s a wonderful survival skill! 🙂 For example, we notice where in relation to our cave that the sabertooth tigers hang out, and we’re careful and watchful in those areas. I had a very active reticular activating system around spiders, for the decades of my spider phobia. Hubby called it “bug radar.”
Today, my reticular activating system got “activated” again, with a new noticing, a princessly noticing. As I was driving this morning, I found myself scanning every word, every sign, every piece of lettering and license plate number for meaning with a new intensity, to see how it fits or clarifies “Splurge, Princess, Splurge!” Nothing yet! But I’ll let you know, as I trust my unconscious mind to have noticed this and brought it into conscious awareness for a positive reason. Any ideas or inspirations? Share!
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