Pushing Against the Universe
When the Universe doesn’t want you to do something because it isn’t in your best interests, you’d better listen up. It will give you plenty of opportunity to get the message and you would do well to respect it.
Following hot on the heels of the What If You Knew What You Don’t Know, I want to quickly share this as it is so pertinent.
You don’t need to know why at this stage, all you have to do is say OK thanks for letting me know!
My sister got on her motorbike this morning to go and do a day’s contract work driving for a builder’s merchant. On the 20 mile journey to the depot, she broke down 3 times. The last time she thought hmmm, better call out the AA. Meantime she phoned the agency, got the consultant out of bed (it was only 6.45am) and apologised that she wouldn’t be able to get to the job. A smiley AA chap arrived and found her sheltering from the torrential downpour under a large oak tree.
After only 10 minutes the engine started and neither the mechanic nor my sister knew what they’d done to allow it to happen. They could find no fault and therefore no logical answer. Not wanting to take any chances, she asked the AA man to follow her 5 miles to the bike garage where she was going to ask them to run the computer over the bike to ascertain the cause of the three stoppages. The bike drove like a dream and was patently pleased with itself!
At the garage after extensive searching the mechanics still couldn’t find out what had happened. The computer showed no trace of faults and didn’t even register the three breakdowns earlier in the morning. Feeling by this time happy that she had taken all precautions, my sister went to the depot to apologise and explain her absence.
When she got there she was welcomed, ushered into a truck and told to get on with it anyway. She was feeling a bit pressured, the truck was like a dogs breakfast inside and she was pushed out of the yard.
After the first drop of brieze blocks, she headed off to the next port of call. Slowing down and almost coming to a stop at a red temporary traffic light, it turned green and she accelerated again. Having got up to about 15mph, she drove on under a bridge. The next thing she knew, her cab was 10 feet in the air and the front of the truck was in front of her nose.
Yes, the crane on the back of the truck had met with the bridge. There were no cars behind her, no people close by and nothing else was involved. Luckily she wasn’t harmed.
The extra strange piece of this story is that the company who are contracted by the builder’s merchants to do their deliveries had cancelled providing their services across the country for today. Her shift was never meant to happen. She wasn’t told this when she turned up to apologise for her tardiness. She wasn’t told it by her agency.
It later transpires that a regular on this beat had a very similar accident only three weeks previously and it transpires that the builder’s merchants have played with the warning system in the lorry cabs.
My sister could easily have died today … she didn’t. I believe the Universe and the Angels have been looking out for her all day. Next time it feels difficult to do something, just don’t do it and you’ll either find the reason why in due course, or you’ll find an easier and better way.