So often we overlook the gifts we come into this life with. Somehow we lose the knowing of our true purpose in life in the process of growing up and becoming what is expected of us even when it is not in alignment with who we really are and what we are meant to contribute to this world while we are here. Occasionally we have incidents on our path that just wake us up and leave no question in our mind of what direction we really need to head to be true to our life’s purpose.
I would like to share with you one of these occasions in my life about fourteen years ago. My husband Bob and I decided to commit to a future together raising his daughter Cindy. We had a very nice apartment and were settling into our daily routine very nicely.
One day just before my birthday I came home from work to find Bob and Cindy sitting on the couch with homemade Tin Foil Hats on their heads. It was a pretty funny sight and I had to laugh and ask what they were up to. Cindy looked at me and very simply informed me “We are trying to keep you out of our heads”. You see, I have always had a way of knowing things I had no way to really know and it was not easy on Cindy having me come into her life and be able to “know” what she was up to most of the time. I will admit I could never know everything because that is not the way it is suppose to be but I had a uncanny way of “seeing what was coming next” and she had a very hard time getting away with anything she didn’t want us to know about. With my birthday coming they wanted to surprise me and didn’t want me to be able to figure out their plans for my special day.
This very simple occurrence was a wake up call to me that there was something more to this “knowing” I was blessed to have all my life, it was not something I was just imagining. I was guided to expand and share the gift of communication from Spirit with myself and others in order to assure us all our loved ones never leave us and are always guiding us in the direction of our best and highest good. I began to trust more and more on the “gut feelings” I would receive and the messages shared with me and sure enough I could not deny that every moment of every day we have guidance from a source beyond ourselves. The support of my new family propelled me into living the life purpose I came here with. I have been able to realize we are all connected and meant to share our purpose with others and not just keep it bottled up inside.
“Rise above the good opinion of others” is a phrase I really resonated with from a wise teacher of mine, Wayne Dyer. I found when I followed my “calling” and was able to not worry about what others thought of me, because you can never please everyone all the time, I was able to step into my true self without worrying about judgment from others. I encourage you to follow your heart and move in the direction you find yourself drawn in order to find the true fulfillment you are desiring in this life.
Check back for part two… I had another experience with tin foil hats that I want to share with you!
6 thoughts on “Awakened by Tin Foil Hats – Part One”
Very amusing story about your gift. It brought a big grin to my face.
And, what Wayne Dyer says is so true for all of us. More often than not, we find ourselves hiding our gifts under the veritable bushel basket in fear we will not be accepted by our tribe.
Thanks for letting me know how this resonated with you. Fear can hold us back from following our true path and by overcoming it we can soar!
I love that story! Tin foil hats – how sweet to go to all that trouble and yet when you look at it deeper it must have made you feel so loved and accepted. What a blessing for you. So many women are awakening and do not have that kind of supportive family and I love that you are putting your ‘stuff’ out there so others can realize they are not alone! It’s beautiful work you are doing Donna
Thank you Bonnie, this really did make me feel approval from the most important people in my life! It really helped give me courage to step into my purpose and not worry about the opinion of others! Blessing to you.
How creative they were with their reflective hats! So fun! I can not tell you how many times I have recalled that same statement by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. It is so true! And as I continue to grow spiritually/intuitively there is less and less resistance inside and regarding other's opinions – and it feels wonderful. Thank you for sharing your insight, Donna. I look forward to reading part two 🙂 Big hugs to you! xoxoxo
Love the message to follow our calling and not worry about the opinions of others. 🙂 Thanks!