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Who’s in Charge?

Invite spirit to your next project.
Alan Cohen
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Aug 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM

When I moved my office to a rural location in Hawaii, we ordered two new lines of telephone service. Soon afterward we received a call from the telephone installation supervisor informing us that the system feeding into our location was nearly full to capacity, and the most we could have installed was one line.

I discussed the situation with my business manager Tom, and we realized that two lines would be the minimum we would need to conduct our business as usual. Tom volunteered to take on the project to secure another line, and since he was extremely persistent to get projects done, I knew that if anyone could get the second line, he could.

Several days later Tom told me, “I’ve tried everything I can to get the second line, but no one in the phone company will agree to it. I worked my way up the chain of command from supervisor to supervisor, all the way to the top to the Director of Customer Relations, and all I’ve gotten is ‘no’.”

I thought for a moment and told Tom, “We haven’t worked all the way to the top yet. Let’s turn the project over to Higher Power, and see what That can do.” Tom and I agreed to invite Spirit into the project and we left it at that.

On the day the telephone installer came to set up service, we told him we would like to get a second line if possible. He went to the local telephone pole, checked out the equipment, and replied, “no problem.”  By the end of the day we had two telephone lines working.

If you are trying to get something done in a conventional way, and you are hitting roadblocks or walls, ask Higher Power for help. There are forces and channels afoot that even the telephone company cannot account for.

About Author
Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen is the author of 17 popular inspirational books, including the classic The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the award-winning book A Deep Breath of Life. He is also a contributing writer for the New York Times best Continue reading