Last Minute Booking

Original Watercolor
Japanese Inspired Dragon
Kept in the pocket of my Journal
Not ready to stay put, I booked a last minute room at a hotel for the next two nights. It was reasonable enough for me to overcome my hesitation. Tomorrow morning, I will be attending the first of a three part series on dreaming through the portal to the other realms. There will be shamanic drumming and lots of communication with those I know and maybe those I don\’t remember knowing on the other side.
I am ready for this journey. I haven\’t been more ready for this journey. 
Packing, I chose two books and a journal to bring with me, since, I will have a lot of time between classes to read and write.
I\’ve been reading one of Scott\’s favorites that he encouraged me to read on and off when we were together. I pushed away the book he recommended and now I know why. I was meant to read it this weekend. The book is called \”Ghost Rider\” by famed RUSH drummer Neal Peart. The book is about his motorcycle ride from Quebec to Belize, through the Western Coast after losing his daughter to a horrible accident and his wife to cancer within months of each other. The book is a series of journal writings of his ride from grief to healing during his travels. It\’s a page turner. I can see why Scott loved it for the travels, and motorcycle. For me, well that doesn\’t need to be explained.
The other book I chose was another coincidence or maybe serendipity, a word Scott loved to use. I wanted to bring another book with me to the hotel, but I was having trouble which one to pick, out of dozens of books on the shelf.  I picked over and held quite a few books before settling on \”The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness\” by Penny Peirce. 
This afternoon, unpacking and settling into my hotel room, I started reading the intro to \”The Intuitive Way\”, only to find within a few passages that it was written by the same woman who was instrumental and influenced the intuitive portions of the books by James Redfield, the Author of the Celestine Prophesy, another book that Scott insisted I read over again when we met. I had read the book several years prior to meeting Scott.
At this point, I have to disclose that Scott was not a reader. He didn\’t enjoy reading books and he never finished reading a book when I was with him. So for him to recommend a book to read was rare, extremely rare. 
In our time together, Scott only recommended three books to me. Ghost Rider, The Celestine Prophecy, and The Curse of Lono by Hunter S Thompson describing his time in Hawaii ( I have not read this book yet).
I am learning my path is littered with symbols and signs, dreams and animal spirits, guides and angels, coincidences and connections, and a world reveling in serendipity. I only have to open my eyes, my heart, my senses and believe what is before me instead of deny the truth that there is a bigger picture, so big, my brain is unable to grasp the enormity of what is.
\”The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don\’t know how or why.\”

-Albert Einstein

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