Last week I was on my way to an important meeting and I couldn’t find my keys. I remembered letting myself in the night before using the keys. I searched all the usual (and unusual) places. My husband (who usually can help me find anything) was away, so I asked the universe for some help.
I eventually found an extra set of car keys I didn’t know I had and called the folks I was meeting to let them know I’d be late. I didn’t bother to lock the door because while I had the new surprise set of spares for the car, I hadn’t found an extra set of house keys.
When I returned, I found the car and house keys in the lock, right where I’d left them the night before.
Sometimes life is like that. You have to lose something temporarily to find you had a surprise reserve. Then once you find that reserve, you discover that what you thought you’d lost hadn’t disappeared at all. It was hiding in plain sight, just waiting for you to notice it.
If you’ve lost anything that you once valued about yourself, I encourage you to meditate on what new thing you’ve discovered to be valuable about yourself. While you’re doing that, you might just find extra reserves of strength you didn’t know you had. And that might reveal to you that you haven’t lost anything at all.
It’s that key stuck in that lock, just waiting to be turned.
May we pursue our paths, knowing that nothing we value is ever truly lost,