Today I woke up to lots and lots of rain. Since I don't get to walk in the rain too often here in sunny SoCal, and since I didn't have the car to drive, I thought it would be nice to walk in the rain to get some coffee at the Starbucks a few blocks away. And so, with umbrella in hand, I started walking. Normally, as I walk, I try to remember to be mindfully aware of my surroundings; feeling the pavement under my feet, breathing in the air, feeling the sun, or in this case... the rain... on my skin. I teach mindful walking to kids and try and practice it myself. Today though, I spent some time lost in thought, life’s issues running laps around my head. And BAM! In an instant, I noticed those thoughts move on in a flash and were replaced with my own voice singing the verse to a song. It felt as if I had been singing all the while these worries dashed through my head. My first thought was, “how can you be walking, singing a song and lost in worrisome thought all at the same time?” I guess it's all good...awareness without judgement! I then focused on the song. The words I was singing were: "Hey, I be gone today... I love you, I love you, I love you..." I knew the song, I could hear the music in my head but I didn’t know the lyrics all that well. I knew what I was singing wasn’t exactly correct and I didn't know who sang it. What I did know was; that it popped up out of nowhere, I haven't heard it in forever, and, most importantly, it made me feel good. I had a gut feeling it was in my head for a reason, a gift from someone to raise my spirit and knock me out of my current "worry" mind.
I made it to Starbucks, got my coffee and croissant and walked home. I sang the same broken up verse to the music playing in my head the entire way back. When I got home, I took a few minutes to do a grounding meditation and then asked who sent me this song? Before I could finish asking the question, my Dad popped in and waved at me...big smiling face. I felt a burst of warmth in my chest, the kind I get when I know I am connecting to spirit. I thanked him...it made my day! I had a strong feeling it was him as he had done this in the past with the Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun.”
I googled the lyrics that I did know and found out the song is "Say Hey," by Michael Franti and Spearhead. Here it is if you’d like to take a listen: Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey I Love You
What I want to pass on from this morning’s walk is:
1. Trust your gut, when something pops up out of the blue and you feel it's given to you from a passed loved one it usually is. They want to connect with you.
2. As intuitive beings, we really need to practice to become aware of signs from our loved ones in spirit and our guides. It’s a skill.
3. We are not alone. You are supported by an awesome team in spirit.
4. You have the right to trust your intuition.
Thank you Dad! “I love you, I love you, I Love you” too