Hello dearest readers. How have you all been? I’m back from my blogging break all refreshed & ready to go. It’s done me the world of good to step back, take some time for myself & just be for a while. There is so much to share with you it’s hard not to write a 3000 words essay right here & now.
I’ll start with a great story about a chance encounter. Whilst away in Melbourne for an extended long weekend I dropped by the Hay House Publishing ‘I can do it’ seminar. One of my favourite authors Doreen Virtue was presenting. Any Angelic realm fanatic will need no introduction to Doreen. As she was introduced at the event ‘this lady has more decks than the Queen Mary.’
My plan was to get to the conference centre super early to snag a place near the front. However the other few thousand people attending had the same plan. It wasn’t too bad, the prime real estate was gone of course, I did get a good spot near the front but not in the ‘mosh pit.’
This was my first ‘metaphysical’ conference of sorts so I had no idea what to expect so I didn’t expect anything. The lady next to me struck up a conversation. We were both flying solo so it was nice to have a chat before the event kicked off. A fellow Doreen groupie there was no struggle for small talk.
The star of the show did not disappoint. Doreen is an inspiration. She has over come crippling self-doubt & a fear of public speaking to get where she is today. To stand up in front of the world to speak about ‘the invisible’ & not get pulled down by the haters is amazing. Over the two hours Doreen spoke about the Angelics, Indigos, listening to your divine guidance to live a life of light & the effects of the current energy patterns. I certainly could relate to this ten fold. Of course there was card readings! Three thousand hands shot up when asked ‘who’d like a reading?’ A few people also were selected ‘out of the blue’ & given very accurate personal messages. To witness this live was truly mind blowing.
A wonderful morning was wrapped up with a beautiful meditation accompanied by Doreen’s husband on the piano. I sat a while afterwards to absorb and reflect before I slipped away to meet my man for lunch.
I missed out on the afternoon book signing. I didn’t feel like lining up with the masses, I was happy with the time I’d spent there. On my way out I recognised a group of ladies walking a few meters ahead. It was the Wellness Warrior Jess & her gang of fellow holistic bloggers. She looked as fresh faced and healthful as her photos. A little star struck I just kept walking. It felt a bit weird to approach them like a mad, crazy fan & I didn’t really know what I would have said. I acknowledged their presence & was happy to have seen them all for real.
I wasn’t so shy & doubting the next day whilst sitting in the departure lounge of Melbourne airport. Apologies we need to back track a few days now as there is more to the next part of the story and it’s really the best bit.
On our first day whilst wandering the infamous Melbourne lane ways we stumbled across a kooky little shop called ‘The Haunted Bookshop.’ I had to go in. It was awesome. Weird and wonderful books, artifacts and Addams family type décor filled the tiny space. The guy behind the desk could have been Gomez himself.
There was a section on ‘Angels, Fairies and Goddesses.’ I was totally all over it. I noticed one of Doreen’s older books ‘Goddesses & Angels’ peaking out at me. Reaching up to take it I instantly got the highest pitch ringing in my left ear I’ve ever had. It even made me stop still. The book was in my hand but I couldn’t flick through, as it was shrink wrapped. A quick scan of the back cover I just knew I had to get it. I told my partner what had just happened, ‘I have to get this book’ and the ringing stopped.
Fast forward back to the departure lounge. I had the Goddesses & Angels book in my hand luggage the others I’d bought at the event went in our check in. I pulled it out and was just about to start reading when I noticed a tall, sparkly figure dressed in floating hippy clothes sit down in the gate opposite. It was Doreen Virtue. I grabbed my man’s arm pointing to my book ‘the lady who wrote this is right over there.’ Before he’d even said go over I was rummaging in my bag for a pen. There was no hesitation this time I just knew I had to go say hi and get this book signed. The ringing in my ear was definitely a special message. How amazing. I didn’t get to the signing at the seminar so the universe presented me with Doreen in a very personal, chance encounter.
I couldn’t have been happier. Doreen was so gracious and absolutely delighted to sign my book. She even asked if I wanted a photo. Of course I did. (Wish I’d taken my rain coat off now!!) We had a quick chat, did the fan thing, and then I was on my way. These moments are truly special. My intention for the seminar was to get a signing but on the day it just didn’t feel right. I wasn’t disappointed either, some where deep down I knew if I trusted in the powers that be I’d get my wish and I did. When I arrived in Adelaide a few hours later to meet with my mentor one of the first things I told her was “I just met Doreen Virtue in the airport!” What a magical day all round.
Love Seren xx