- Rachael Marie Shaffer, RMT
💕Calling in the One: Day 49 (Last Day! We did it!!!)
This is the last day of our Calling in the One journey! Well, I guess now is the real start! 😊 Our final lesson, you guys! These words from Katherine Woodward Thomas really clicked for me: "Holding the high watch is not so much about standing in what you are going to have in your life, as much as it is standing for what you will be." I feel really moved and kind of emotional about this chapter. We finally wrote "the list" of the qualities we're seeking in the perfect partner, and Katherine wisely revealed that when we write these lists, we're usually writing down things we would benefit from cultivating in ourselves. After all, it's not that "all of the good ones are taken." It's more like they're holding out for "good ones" too, who have met themselves at a comparable level. So, we did something that was foreshadowed in a previous chapter, we took our top 5 qualities and turned them into affirmations. I have to admit that I didn't get a chance to read this chapter until this evening.
Earlier in the day, I went to the grocery store. I almost bumped into an attractive man in the frozen foods. We smiled and said excuse me. I was in a hurry, so I grabbed what I needed and made my way to the aisle with the face wash. I was surprised to see that he came into the same aisle -- even did a double take. This is a huge store I'm talking about! I thought to myself that it must be a coincidence. So, again, I grabbed my face wash and hurried to the check out. About 2 minutes later, he pulled his cart in right behind me. I could feel him looking at me, but didn't really know what to do. After I paid for my things, put my change away, and grabbed my bags to leave, I could feel him trying to include me in his conversation with the cashier. He looked in my direction a few times as I was collecting my bags, but it just felt too awkward to join in and as I said, I was in a rush. So, I left. Later tonight, I thought to myself, "Was that a missed opportunity?"
During the final chapter, Katherine writes that now that we have begun calling in the one, we will have "near-misses" to let us know that we're on track and just in need of a little refinement. I was floored when I read those words! I mean, it wasn't like I was looking for it; I hadn't read the chapter yet. So, next time I'll know -- just join in the conversation, Rachael! 😉
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Warmest Wishes, Rachael