Namaste Well Wishers,
There is a New Moon in Leo coming up on Saturday, 30th July 2011 at 2:39 pm EDT and this is a powerful time to make wishes, plant seeds of intentions or gently persuade our heartfelt dreams into the world. More about this will come in future posts this week, in the meantime…
Wanted to share with you an example from my life of the power of intention and the miracle that unfolded right before our eyes. I teach at a Waldorf private school and in March of 2007 our enrollment was down which has the usual ramifications of potential cutbacks in hours, loss of jobs, certainly no pay increases and so on.
Well, it was March Break at the time and I had just watched the Secret and had been a fan of the Law of Attraction, Abraham-Hicks books so I called our Business Operations Manager to find out just what our enrollment needed to be to meet the budget requirements. Once the number was in mind, I visualized that it was all on the way and there was no doubt that it would happen.
At Waldorf schools we have a meeting every Thursday where all teachers and staff attend and we conclude our meetings by putting Gratitudes and Names into the circle. At our school, after the March Break we just began giving our Gratitude for all the new children who were coming to our school. If there was a particular class that was needing more numbers we would specifically give Gratitude for those children in those Grade school classes, or Early Childhood classes.
At the end of our Thursday meetings we speak this verse by Rudolf Steiner…
May our feelings penetrate
Into the center of our heart
And seek, in Love
To unite with spirit beings,
Seeking the same goals.
With spirit beings, who, full of Grace,
Behold our earnest heartfelt striving,
And in beholding, strengthen us from realms of Light
Illuminating our life in Love.
It struck me more clearly than ever the meaning of this verse. We are not alone in our earnest heartfelt striving and this help is always awaiting us. We called upon this help and witnessed our heartfelt wishes come true.
The numbers began to increase for the next year’s enrollment and particularly in the Early Childhood years. By the end of May we were looking at needing an extra Kindergarten and Nursery class and there were even younger children enrolled. Then, as fate would have it, one half of a split house backing on to our school went up for sale and the thought came to create our own Child Care Centre to house the growing number of requests.
By the end of the school year we were taking steps to purchase not just the one house, but the other adjoining half too with plans for renovation to create one Child Care Centre. With the co-operation of the whole community through fundraising and donations it happened and we opened up the Child Care Centre in November 2007. It has had a steady increase in enrollment ever since and now this September 2011 is looking at full capacity!
While the final numbers were being crunched to make the deal come through, I had the privilege of joining two other colleagues at a Waldorf School conference in California so the good news was delivered to us there. Serendipitously, one of said colleagues just e-mailed me a photo today from that very trip!
Here is a different photo from that time in California that I love to remember this miraculous moment by entitling it “May Marvelous Miracles Manifest” a photo of cactus flowers in the shape of an M taken in Santa Barbara.
May all y(our) heartfelt dreams come true!