Saturday morning I really felt old when I got out of bed, my body ached. I had been waking up with lower back pain for quite some time and was pretty certain it was time for a new mattress. Hubby and I have had the same queen size mattress our whole marriage, nearly fifteen years.
Saturday morning in yoga class before the sweat started to pour out of my skin I said a sort of prayer, “I would like a new, free queen size mattress.” Then I let it go. I stopped the mind chatter of, “That is not what we want to spend our money on right now, hubby thinks mattress is fine, how can I possibly get a free, new mattress.” I just released the intention, believed it could happen, then got busy with my yoga class.
Same day, still Saturday, six or so hours later hubby says, “Oh, I forgot to tell you, while I was mowing the lawn and you were at yoga, neighbor, R, came over and says they have a two year old queen size mattress they can’t use any more it’s on their front porch, if we want it.”
I couldn’t move. I stood in the hallway and let the tears fall as hubby and daughter looked at me like I just found out someone had died.
“I just asked the Universe for a new mattress, you bet I want it, let’s go over there right now.”
Now some could argue that the neighbor would have offered the mattress, regardless of my words that morning. Go ahead argue, dispute, call it a coincidence. But I every fiber in my body tells me God heard me and I got out of the way so that I could receive an abundant gift from this overflowing Universe.
I told R about my morning prayer, hope, wish about a mattress. He smiled and said, “Well, I was just going to take it to Good Will, so I am so glad you can use it.”
The last two mornings I have woken up free of lower back pain.
We have everything we need, all of us. I know for me I just have to get out of my own way to receive the abundance this world has to offer.