The Universe Has a Sense of Humor
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
Iâ€™ve said before that the Universe Â has a sense of humor. If nothing else, my romantic life over the past two years certainly proves that!
But now the Universe is reminding me to keep things fun. How?
Well, a few weeks ago, I began experimenting Â more with the Law of Attraction and visualization techniques. I started simple, as many practitioners suggest. I visualized a parking Â spot Â and got Â one. Â Not Â only Â that, Â but Â I was rather specific and not specific at the same time. I visualized the second spot on the left behind my building-or â€œone just as good.â€ A white car had pulled into the spot on the left before I got there…but the second spot on the right was available. Later, as I returned to my building after lunch, the original spot was just then being Â vacated and I took the spot Iâ€™d visualized originally-the Â second space on the left.
Later when I was telling Aislinn about it, we were in the car, running an errand. As we parked, she laughed and noted that weâ€™d taken the only available space-the second space on the left.
I havenâ€™t thought that much about parking spots over the Thanksgiving holidays because theyâ€™ve been plentiful, but Â I Â knew Â todayÂ Â would Â be Â crowded Â at Â work. Â The thought struck me as I came through Â the security gate: Thereâ€™s not going to be a spot up close.
I shoved the thought aside and veered right anyway, heading for a parking spot that would be near-impossible to find. But I kept the faith.
As I neared the eastern side of my building, I noted that the second spot to the left was taken, as was the second to the Â right Â and every Â other spotÂ in sight for the whole street.
Thereâ€™s not going to be a spot up close, I heard my doubts say. But I kept the faith, still. I made a left turn at the intersection and drove through the parking spaces on the northern side of my building. All full.
Youâ€™re going to have to park in East Egypt, I heard my doubts say, sneering.
But still I kept the faith that Iâ€™d spot an open parking space, even though these lots are always full by 7:00 and I donâ€™t arrive until 8:00. I just shoved the doubt aside and focused not on looking for an empty space but Â for spotting the empty space I knew was there…somewhere.
And I did spot one. I wheeled into the tiny lot to the north of my Â building, the one closest to the back door from that street, and about a Â 3 Â minute walk at most. I parked, got out, smiled to myself about this little experiment, and then realized something:
The parking Â spot Â thatÂ had been Â open-the Â only oneÂ within a Â 15-minute Â walk Â to Â my Â building-was, Â on Â that street, the second space on the left.
And just to be entirely anti-climactic Â in the telling of this event, when I returned from lunch, there was only one parking spot available in a vast sea of cars. Have you guessed it yet?
The original spot Iâ€™d visualized, the one thatâ€™s the second space on the left.