Friday, March 18, 2016

    When I believe It.....

There was a time when I would have a lot of questions with the idea of when I believe it I will see it. After all, didn't most of us grow up hearing the phrase, " I'll believe it when I see it." not the other way around?

I had heard other people talk about it a little bit here and there so I was familiar with the idea but still didn't have a real understanding of it but then in 2004 with the movie The Secret the sequence with the shaman on the beach seeing the ships for what they were made it possible for the others to see the ships as well, that really clarified the idea. I still did not really understand what that meant though. Why would I only be able to see it when I believed it?

Fast forward to the year i bought my first Audi, my pride and joy! I was on my way to a Christmas party and happy to be showing my new beauty off to friends and family. I was excited to be driving and showing off my car!

I was driving through my country neighborhood and came around a corner to see headlights coming in my direction on the other side of the road. I also noticed a big plastic bag on my side of the road. I did not want to slam on the brakes. I wasn't really sure how the car would react. I certainly didn't want to risk hitting anyone or damaging my new car. It was after all only a plastic bag. I didn't even know if it had anything in it or if it was just dancing in the wind the way bags sometimes do. Mind you all of these thoughts took about a half of a second.

My mind was made up! The bag was the lesser of the other possibilities. The other vehicle passed and I hit the 'bag'. It turns out that the sound of plastic snapping and metal crunching and grinding was not from a 'plastic bag' at all! It was a huge bolder a little bit bigger than a two drawer filing cabinet. It weighed a few hundred pounds from my guesstimate when I helped to push it off the road. 

I had spent a lot of time wondering how it could have possible gotten into the middle of the road that night. That is no longer important to me. I am still (to this day) absolutely amazed that the huge bolder was right in the middle of the road in plain sight and I could not see it for what it was. Why, was that so? It's so incredibly simple to me now. I couldn't fathom the idea of it being a boulder. That idea didn't make sense to me. 

My brain convinced me that what I was seeing was a billowing plastic bag. Even though the boulder was most likely not blowing in the wind, I couldn't see it for what it truly was. I was still a little bit shocked and confused at impact. Still not understanding what was in the bag that made my car stop. Clearly as I was within a few feet from head to this object in the road with clear vision I couldn't make it out because it was inconceivable to me.

Eight thousand plus in repairs and a month long car rental later you can believe me when I say, I am much more open to the possibility that things are not always what they seem. I have had a first hand experience to grasp fully the understanding that when you believe it you will see it. I also know when approaching any problem, that there are a multitude of solution to it, I just have to be open enough to perceive them so that I can see them.

Have you had a similar situation to share? Please share in the comments section or message me through my website.

Lucinda Smith
Coach ~ Speaker
Life Transformationalist
Soulutions 4 Living


  1. Lucinda, great point. There have been a few "plastic bags" in my life too that we actually boulders.