My powerful summer day of synchronicity started with a visit to a gifted card reader, Nazli Khosravi. Nazli told me many things that morning, most of which fit, except for one piece that I struggled with.
"I see you going on a journey next year," she said, "A journey that will take you overseas."
I laughed. I could not conceive of how this could possibly occur, and shrugged it off as a mystery. I left Nazli's, feeling grateful and remarkably open and free, as if I were floating effortlessly through the world.
As I left the cafe I knew I was being guided. I let go and enjoyed the ride to whatever might be ahead. An image of a dear friend I hadn't seen for awhile entered my mind. Two minutes later, there she was. Then, as I crossed the street toward The Market, a voice within said "You will see Pat when you enter the store and she has something important to tell you." Grinning, I flowed through the front doors. And, incase I wasn't already awed, as I approached the produce section there was Pat, who appeared to have been awaiting me. Amazed beyond amazed, I kept surrendering......
"Hi Tree!," she greeted me with a smile and a warm hug. We chatted for a moment. "Hey," she said, "I played this amazing game last night called The Transformation Game and I thought of you. I could SO see you facilitating this game!"
I said I'd never heard of the game, but that I was open to trying it, and asked her to keep me posted on details.
As evening approached I went over to my parents' place for dinner. I told my Mom about the incredible day I'd been having, and about the Game. Later, as we were cleaning up the meal, Mom randomly asked me, "If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?"
I thought about it for a moment, somewhat surprised by the question, then answered "I'd go to Britain and do some kind of pilgrimage or spiritual walk." Mom was surprised at my answer, imagining that I would want to go somewhere more exotic. I admit that I, too, was somewhat baffled by my response, however I had been feeling connected to the Medieval history of England and Scotland in the months previously. As we talked, the desire to be there felt suddenly urgent.
By now we were both swept up by this current of energy that had guided me all day. We sat down with cups of tea and opened Mom's ipad, intending to google "The Transformation Game," curious to discover more after my talk with Pat. Both Mom and I gasped when we saw the words "Findhorn Foundation" come up on the screen. The Transformation Game had originated at Findhorn! We clicked on the website, both of us literally screaming, completely transfixed by the unfolding events. "What is going on here?" I asked, laughing. "WOW!" We clicked through the website pages. There was a Transformation Game Facilitator's Training Workshop offered at Findhorn in May the next year, and I knew I was going. Before I even saw the Game or what it was about, I said yes.
The training was intensive, with 8-12 hour days and only one day off for the five of us that had come. Findhorn welcomed me fully. It wasn't until my second week there that I really started to feel the place. I realized that I was being held so completely and gently in what I would describe as a womb-like environment. A profound peacefulness rested underneath everything, palpable once I allowed the chatter of my mind and the demands of my schedule to fall away.