Ego vs Observer

I had posted something on my own page in Facebook, that triggered one of longtime my “friends,” a person who had never once showed interest in previous posts, but was now on a fierce attack against me over my opinion. As much as I tried to have a civil dialogue with her to reach an understanding, and to clear up assumptions, we have parted ways. That’s okay – she was not willing to see outside the peripherals of her own beliefs, and I couldn’t make her. I felt badly for awhile, and wondered if I had been accountable enough. But then I had to be careful not to wander into Guilt Trip Land about this, so I let it go, and wished her the best. 

Fast forward a few hours later, and I was in a new restaurant with my husband. I just sensed that so much was off there: dinner orders were being taken to the wrong tables, dishes were being dropped in the kitchen, customers were impatiently asking for water, and even we were given someone else’s appetizer (don’t worry, I didn’t eat someone else’s coconut shrimp, but I wanted to!) I simply observed and enjoyed the scenery around me taking place. The dinner was delicious, and of course, my husband was the perfect date. 
I don’t know if there is anything to decipher from this, or, rather to witness, and choose the best response, and act with grace and love. 

One thing I do remember today, that stood out, and that was a license plate that was in front of me as I drove home: TRSTF8 (Trust Fate). I think sometimes these are Life’s vignettes – nothing major to try to figure out, but everyday experiences to be aware of, and to put into our Life Portfolios. 

So of course, I asked Spirit, “Is there anything I can learn from this today?” And Spirit answered. 

From the Enchanted Map, #14, Ride the Wave – my path is effortless, and I only need to go with the flow now, in spite of what I might perceive as obstacles, or strange occurrences; these are just random blips that show up on my radar, but don’t have lasting effects on far-reaching visions and goals. I handle these disruptions gracefully, and continue to focus on my dreams and desires. Spirit still has many people to introduce me to and places for me to go, that are in alignment with my highest good!

Whenever the energies are mixed, on any given day, it is best to go with the flow, and to honor the Observer.  This keeps us from engaging in anything that is too sensitive to our Ego's, and honestly, doesn't have anything to do with us anyway.  Don Miguel Ruiz' Four Agreements sum it up best:  Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best.