Once upon a time, things just worked out

by Rebecca A. Watson on November 4, 2011

in change, dreams, life, optimism, the artist's way

Earlier this week an older gentleman at the grocery store stopped me to tell me about how good life was. Well, first he asked how I was doing, and I said that life was rad.

He stopped and said, “I know. Things have just been going so well. Y’know how when things just always go right and you’re like ‘yeah.'” His head was nodding and he had the biggest smile on his face.


(Michelle Brea/Flickr)

He told me he just couldn’t explain it really. The reason he stopped me was that he could see I was putting out the same vibe (I love Santa Cruz). I was thinking, Man you need a writer to explain that. Only later did it dawn on me that I was that writer.

I’ve discovered something so life-changing in the past week that everything has shifted. It started with synchronicity, which I’ve been keeping track of as part of my work with The Artist’s Way. But as I’ve noticed more and more synchronistic events, life has started to look different, almost like I’m in an alternate dimension.

Up is not down in this dimension, nor is black white or anything that extreme. Everything looks physically the same, although some things are shinier and others flat and superficial. The main thing about this alternate dimension is that everything just works out. 

I arrive on time for things even when I don’t leave when I “should.” My wallet wasn’t in my basket after our bike ride downtown for Halloween; it turns out I left it at home. And I still got to grab a drink even though every bar was carding at the door.

rebecca miss one percent

Because lord knows, Miss One Percent needs her evening cocktail.

When I started noticing this shift, something in my brain said to me: “You’ve walked through the portal. You’re in the dimension where everything works out now.”

I’ve dreamed about this portal and I’ve stumbled into this dimension before, but only accidentally and only for a short time. It’s frickin’ paradise. And let me tell you what I think the portal is: Trust.

Trust: the catalyst of the open source way

(Libby Levi/Flickr)

Oh, there’s some mindfulness involved too, but trust is key. Trust your intuition. Listen to your heart. Trust the Universe. Trust the people around you. Once you know that every person, every aspect of your life has got your back, things just fall into place and work out.

Now this isn’t happily ever after. I’m not saying that everything will be utopian. We’ve all still gotta be smart and use common sense.

What I mean is that as you learn to trust, the bigger picture becomes easier to digest, you become less attached to outcomes and life is lived fully. And that’s when you’re most open to big opportunities.

So what do you say? Wanna join me and the gentleman from the grocery store on the other side of the curtain? Take a leap through your portal and experience the world the way it was meant to be seen!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

sean November 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

The curtain was never really there. That’s the funniest part. You *were* that writer. Thanks for being That Writer today.


Ms. Becca November 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

I know! But if I think about that too much I get lost in “Oh man, imagine what I could’ve done if I’d realized this earlier?” And that’s never a good thing for me. Living in the present is much better 🙂


Jande December 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

That is just wonderfully awesome, Becca!


Ms. Becca December 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Awww thanks 🙂


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