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The Universe Grabs Our Attention January 21, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.

Once on Deal Island we saw a dolphin swimming in the Chesapeake Bay behind our house.

Only once in 8 years.

Intrigued, we followed it into a neighboring yard.  As suddenly as it appeared, it disappeared.

But, in the neighbor’s yard, we found a bird trapped in a discarded crab trap.

Had we not arrived when we did, the bird would not have survived to fly another day.

Coincidence?  I think not.

The Universe attracts our attention in whatever direction we need to face.

Quote:  “I have a perverse attraction to not knowing what’s going to happen next.” ~ Holly Morris

No rules.  Just write!

Related post:  A Garbage Meditation (Faerie Magic)


1. Paula Tohline Calhoun - January 21, 2011

Neat! God-incidence. . .synchronicity. . .

nrhatch - January 21, 2011

Miracles and mysteries
The joy of synchronicity

2. Carol Ann Hoel - January 21, 2011

You think it was the universe; I think it was God; you saved the bird. Neither of us believe it was an accident. Blessings to you…

nrhatch - January 21, 2011

I see the Universe and God as one and the same.

And I definitely didn’t see it as an accident.

Carol Ann Hoel - January 21, 2011

Ah, clarification. Thank you. 🙂

nrhatch - January 21, 2011

Aren’t words interesting?

Some might refer to God as the Higher Power, the Holy Ghost, the Loving Source, Yahwah, Abba, or the Collective Conscience.

I suppose I use the word Universe because I can’t imagine anything bigger or more powerful.

3. Maggie - January 21, 2011

It’s true – there is no such thing as coincidence. 🙂 Everything happens for a reason.

nrhatch - January 21, 2011

When we observe life with alert curiosity, we see the puppet strings in action.

4. Cindy - January 22, 2011

Lucky bird 🙂

nrhatch - January 22, 2011

We were pretty psyched that we could save the bird and amazed at the way we were drawn there. We’d never been in this yard before.

5. souldipper - January 22, 2011

Love hearing these stories, Nancy. Oh Oh, I haven’t been looking for strings. Glad someone’s got her eye on them. 😉

nrhatch - January 22, 2011

Me too. And puppet strings isn’t really the right set of words.

Let’s say instead, “our universal connection” or “unity consciousness,” from all to one and from one to all.

6. kateshrewsday - January 22, 2011

Great story, Nancy, and one I will remember.

nrhatch - January 22, 2011

Shannon’s story about the hawk (link above) reminded me. It’s been a while since I’d thought about it.

As soon as she talked about the hawk getting her attention, this messenger in a bottle(nose) dolphin came to mind.

7. Barbara Gunn - January 22, 2011

How wonderful that you were the ones chosen for this experience!

nrhatch - January 22, 2011

At the time, we may have been the only ones around. The island was fairly remote with lots of absentee owners.

The yard with the crab traps got used only 3-4 times a year by a family from Myrtle Beach SC.

8. flyinggma - January 22, 2011

I’m old enough to remember the old Flipper shows where the dolphin was always helping in some way. What a neat experience!

nrhatch - January 22, 2011

“Flipper! Flipper!
Faster than lightning.”

I used to LOVE that show.
Thanks for the reminder, Jeanne.

9. Booksphotographsandartwork - January 23, 2011

I love these incidents. If you will excuse me I now have to go outside to see if I can figure out what dog is barking outside on this horribly cold night. It doesn’t sound familiar to me.

nrhatch - January 23, 2011

If it’s the Universe trying to get your attention, let us know.

That would be magical indeed. 🙂

10. Booksphotographsandartwork - January 23, 2011

Nothing magical 😦 I think on cold foggy nights the sound from across the street, through the parking lot across another street and way past the park up on a hill I hear dogs barkings sometimes. If I think it sounds like one in distress I check on it.

Ok now for the real hero story. My daughter as I have mentioned before should not go outside because she always sees a sad animal situation. She happened to be out and about looking for another job. As she was driving down the interstate she saw a man in a beat up old ratty pick up pulling an open flatbed trailer with an open to the wind cage of three very skinny pit bulls in it. She managed to write down his lisence number and call 911 to tell them about it. She also tried to follow the person but either lost him or decided better of it. She was so upset and sad about having seen that. But hopefully the police caught the man, and carried him to jail in the back of the open cage in the cold and wind.

nrhatch - January 23, 2011

Fog does change the way sound carries.

It’s hard to like people who are so uncaring and cold towards animals in their care.

11. High Pr. Karus - January 23, 2011

Indeed. And that quote fits me too! lol

nrhatch - January 23, 2011

In uncertainty, lies all possibility.

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