We all sat down for dinner (there were maybe 20 of us), and started to introduce ourselves to the table and talk about what we do, but before we got to talking, there was a woman sitting across the table and a few people down from me, I looked at her and said “we need to talk!”, a little confused, she asked “why?”, and very honestly I told her “I don’t know, but we do." I got her card, but by then the table conversation began and we didn’t say much else to each other. I knew for some reason I needed her card.
After we all introduced ourselves around the table, we were asked to write a letter to ourselves to open in January of 2020. I wrote everything I envisioned for SurSHE. I wrote words of encouragement, but mostly I wrote about how I hoped that by the time I was reading this that I had mustered up the courage to put all of my ideas into action. That when I read this card I wasn’t doing the same thing I was doing right then... That I was brave enough to chase after what I really wanted. I addressed the card to myself and handed it back to the woman in charge of the event as they planned to stamp them and mail the letters to us.
A couple days later we got the cards in the mail. I put mine away in a box in my bedside table where I keep sentimental items and didn’t think anything of it. A couple weeks later I met with the business coach I introduced myself to at the Bumble dinner. I told her my vision for SurSHE and everything I wanted to do. Not only did she love the idea but she wanted to help me and the website you are reading this blog on…was built by her. While meeting with her that day, we talked about all things spiritual, meditation, crystals, our love of tarot cards and our favorite spirituality books. She told me about the book ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ by Gabby Bernstein, and since I was currently INHALING self help/spirituality books, I couldn’t wait to read this one. I bought the book that day and dove in. In the book Gabby talks about having a ‘sign from the universe’ and how we often ask The Universe/God/Spirit (it’s all the same y’all) for a sign, but are too in our head and interpret anything we see as a sign, so we must assign ourselves a ‘universal sign.' It could be anything -- a number, a color, a song, a person, an animal, anything! (Gabby’s is an owl) In the book she instructs you to close your eyes, focus on wanting a universal sign and whatever you see. That’s it. I followed her directions and closed my eyes, immediately, a red cardinal popped into my head. So there it was, my ‘universal sign’ from here on out, would be a red cardinal.
Fast forward a couple weeks and I had watched one episode of Marie Kondo and was obsessed with clearing out my house of the clutter. When I got to my bedside table, I opened the box full of sentimental items and on top sat the letter I had written myself from the Bumble Bizz dinner. The second I saw the letter, I was covered in goosebumps, because in the top right corner, sat the stamp and on that stamp was my universal sign. A red cardinal. I had written this letter BEFORE I chose my sign. I handed the letter in WITHOUT putting a stamp on it. And here it sat…stamped with MY SIGN.