Spiritual wake-up call

Have you ever had a spiritual event that changed your life? I did, and I remember it very well…

It occurred many, many years ago. One day at lunch hour, I decided to go to a nearby bookstore to browse the books. I picked up a book that had an interesting title and opened it to a random page. And there on that page jumping out at me was my name. Nothing gets your attention quite as much as seeing (or hearing) your name unexpectedly. It was a jolt!

The book quoted extensively an article that I had written and published in a software magazine. But I did not know that I was mentioned in this book, and I was stunned and felt that it was more than just a coincidence.

I felt that the Universe was trying to get my attention, although I didn’t understand why or what it meant. This was doubly emphasized when the next day I decided to go back and buy the book, but the book was no longer out on display. It had been taken to a back room to be shipped back to the publisher. In other words, I went to the bookstore to see my name mentioned in that book on the last day that it probably could have been possible for me to see it.

One thing I was certain of was that this was not a simple coincidence as many people would say. I believed then, and still do, that an intelligent Universe (or my Higher Self) was indeed trying to get my attention. And I believe that the message was something like this:

“Wake up. You need to know that there is much more to the Universe than you comprehend. And you have a purpose that you have not yet realized.”

What would you do in that situation? Would you look for answers as I did? I set out on a search to understand more about an intelligent Universe that would reach out to me personally. I refer to it as my “spiritual exploration” – that period of my life in which I consumed hundreds of books or audio programs and lasted at least 10 years.

That event was a wake-up call and turning point for me. And it led me down a path that I’m very glad I took.

I eventually learned that you and I, each of us, is more worthy and far more awesome and powerful than we believe.


Have you had a spiritual event or something that happened in your life that changed you?  I would love to hear about it, so please share.

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