Thursday, August 9, 2012


Sluggish mornings are almost a guarantee after not sleeping well the night before. I drag myself downstairs to make breakfast and start my day off with some reading. I have this strong feeling that today should be spent in prayer, study and meditation. Hmm. Okay. Well, I have a lot to do today, so let's get this party started. 
I wake up my Nook. I envy how it can wake up so easily with just the swipe of a button.
The Power of Intention, by Wayne Dyer pops on the screen where I had left off yesterday. I drink each word in slowly.
I take out my Life Journal--a book where I keep thoughts and notes that I have come across over the years. Its leathery smell fills the air as I open it, and I read what I have written on the cover page: 
"A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step."
Pondering this beautiful quote, I flip to a blank page and begin to take a few notes. As I jot away tidbits that I feel apply to my life right now, all of a sudden, my Nook starts "acting up" and on its own, decides to flip to the previous page. I grab it disapprovingly, turning back to the page where I was before, and set it back down on the table to finish my note taking.
Then, without warning, it does it again. What in the world is going on here?! It's still to early for problems!  My Nook is obviously not listening. 
Then a third time it revolts-- but this time, almost audibly says,
"Leanna! You are missing something on the previous page!" 
I stare blankly in my frustration and then say out LOUD to my empty dining room, "Okay already--I can take a hint! Let me at least finish what I'm writing and then I'll go back and reread that page!"
Then nothing.
I take my time finishing my notes, just to see if it will turn back on its own a fourth time...but the Universe had heard me, and so it patiently waited for me to manually turn back on my own.
I finally turn the page and as I begin to reread it, the word INTENT really sticks out to me. A word I'm familiar with, but at this moment, feel the need to look up its definition.

Intent or Intention 
-something that is intended; purpose; design
-an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result

The next sentence that catches my attention on the page is that "in mathematics, two angles that are said to coincide, fit together perfectly. The word coincidence then does not describe luck or mistakes. It describes that which fits together perfectly." As I ponder this thought, my Nook then does something else on its own. It highlights a particular part of a sentence on the page! Tentatively, I begin to read what I had completely overlooked the first time! (I have underlined the part that was highlighted.) 
"When life appears to be working against you, when your luck is down, when supposedly the wrong people show up, or when you slip up and return to old, self defeating habits, recognize the signs that you're out of harmony with intention." 
I read on. The next paragraph stuns me even more. The same scriptural verse that I read the night prior Mark 11:24, just so happened to be the next paragraph that was in the book! My eyes fill with water in unbelief. I flip back open my Life Journal to write this down and as I do, I find there is only one thing written on the top of the page--that I had written there months ago. The SAME exact verse!!
A tingly feeling passes through my body.