A visit from Bruce and Josie...
I was gifted a huge reminder this week in how synchronicity works, how to trust the system, allow the results, and don't judge or question the outcome.
I was at the bottom of our land by the road, receiving a delivery. The road is narrow, so a truck stopping to offload with a little forklift on the back slows down the few cars that drive by. While there, a small SUV pulling a trailer started to pass the truck, I waved him through, smiled big and said, "Good morning!" He smiled and returned the greeting and kept driving. It was an older man, with an older woman wearing a habit, and I thought, "how cute," to myself.
The delivery man and I proceeded to the top where our yurts are, and as we're offloading, I see the same car again parked about 50 yards down our road. After the delivery guy drives his little loader away, they pull up. I'm curious, but I know we're the talk of the valley with our yurts, so I smile and say "welcome!"
The man, probably in his late 60s, reminded me of my friend Vanessa's father. He had a tool belt on, and was probably 110 lbs WITH the belt, about my height or maybe not quite. He started by saying his name was Bruce and, "we were told you're establishing a community here," and then proceeded to tell me he's a master planner, and has a plan for an intentional community with 25 people, the budget and everything, and how that looks with 6 homes. He asks a lot of questions, to which I am open and forthright, smiling often, nodding more often, and same for him. We are in alignment.
He's looking for a place for his friend, Josie, and more importantly, a place for her stuff. She's probably 90, and while I can't house her, we maybe can house her shed for a while. It has to be moved from where it is, and I can maybe help with that. She listed her stuff like assets—has an old kick-sewing machine, two wood stoves, buckets of dried herbs. He also listed his skills—a background in architecture, landscaping, community development. He lost his family in 2007, and is looking for his tribe.
I have said to everyone that I don't know who our community members will be, but I want them to be here full time and I know Shambhala will call them to us. I told him this.
I don't know yet how this will unfold, because after about 45 minutes of chatting, we exchanged contact information and they left, but I can tell you the tingles and welling eyes (his, mostly) were real. I can tell you that I said to Vanessa that I'd love to borrow her dad, who's helped her build her homestead gardens and outhouses, and is spry and magically productive for 75 years old. Bruce said he wanted to come back and volunteer. So, perhaps, I have a "Vanessa's dad" in Bruce, gifted from the Universe. Perhaps, I can help Josie in some way, I don't know.
Bruce left me with three asian pears he grew, and a little orchard knowledge drop: If you know what you're doing with pruning, you can specifically prune the tree to pick which limbs will bud next year. Thank you Bruce, I'm going to have that skill someday. Maybe you can teach it to me.
Keep at it my friend. If you play the intention > manifestation game long enough, and it is indeed a long-game, you will see magic happen all around you. You just have to slow down long enough to see it.
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