Who Moved My Checkers?
On June 26, 2012, I was pretty sure I was ready to retire from writing books. I decided I really could just swim, read, meditate, and that’s it—no need to struggle with filling those blank pages ever again. Summer was here and my children and their families were about to arrive at my island paradise for our annual Hawaiian holiday together. That was me talking to myself about my future plans. But was I really calling the shots? What happened next was just incredible.
On June 27, 2012, I woke up and started writing. Something compelled me to start putting words on paper. I was writing about the significant events and the people and circumstances that have taken place in my life. I couldn’t stop the flow of words. They just kept coming. The timing certainly wasn’t convenient. My kids had filled up all my living space and my writing space, too. I had to rent an additional place to work—no easy matter when it’s summer vacation on Maui. I had to keep writing and let the kids take care of themselves. They would say, “C’mon, Dad, we’re going to go on a picnic or swim or take a hike.” I said, “You go ahead—I have to write.” And so my summer went. I wrote for 92 days straight and ended up with 144,000 handwritten words. These words were all about the events of my life that had turned me around or changed my direction. And I had to reach my present age to be able to look back and see these remarkable times for what they were.
Events that might not have made sense at the time can be clearly seen looking back for the amazing building blocks they were. All along I thought I was making the choices, but all along there was a bigger pattern, a greater game that a hand larger than mine was playing. If life is a checker game, someone else is moving the pieces. It isn’t us. Don’t be surprised by amazing coincidences. There are no accidents. Consider, as I learned to do, the incredible interconnectedness of all of life.
My passion for putting words on paper last summer, exploring all the times, places, and people in my life, was an expression of my purpose, my connection with my Divine Source. I couldn’t not do what I was called to do. There is an energy taking care of everything for us. When you step into that place of alignment that is yours, you will be fully supported and it will be effortless.
So after thinking I was finished writing books, the Universe presented me with a new and totally unexpected one to be called I Can See Clearly Now. It will be coming to you next spring from my heart to yours.
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