I counted the money carefully. Twice. Two 20 Euro bills and two 5 Euro bills. Then I tucked them into an empty pocket of my daughters purse.
“I’ve just put 50 Euros into your purse. You can pick up your bike from the repair shop now, ” I told her.
It turned out that the repair of the bike was cheap, only 5 Euro. So I expected to get 45 Euros back.
But my daughter wanted to give 55 Euros back to me.
There was an additional 10 Euro bill now in her purse which she knew was not hers. So, she thought it must be mine. Also, she swore that she had paid with another 10 Euro bill at the shop.
What had happened?
Either I’m getting Alzheimer’s. Or I do need to wear glasses. Or my two 5 Euro bills had turned into 10 Euro bills all of a sudden.
I gave her the 10 Euro bill and said, “Let’s assume it was a miracle. They really do happen, you know.”
During the spiritual journey, there comes a point when the outer world starts to behave in weird ways.
I recall a story in Robert Scheinfeld’s book Busting Loose from the Money Game, in chapter Postcards from the Road.
A woman who attended one of his ‘Busting Loose from the Money Game’ live events looked into her wallet and noticed $300 in there. Then she went out with the group for dinner. When she wanted to pay, she looked into her purse and found an additional amount of $500 in there. She was absolutely sure that it had not been in there before.
Nouk Sanchez told a beautiful story in her ACIM blog.
She wanted to rent an apartment which was $1200. But she told the landlady that she had not enough money and could only pay $900. Reluctantly, the landlady agreed. Nouk felt guilty about this at first, but then she decided for inner peace. And she trusted.
When the rent was due, Nouk withdrew $900 and kept the receipt. But when she handed the money over, her landlady counted it, twice, and found exactly $1200 in there.
All of this goes to show that the world ‘out there’ is not what we think it is. Reality is pliable and adjusts itself to our belief system.
I am under no laws but God’s
(ACIM , Lesson 76)