This is the final part of the trilogy about my Ceremonial Cacao Experience. The title may seem odd, but the gates play a big role in this part.
In part 1 I wrote about what happened before I got there, and I talked about the Ceremonial Cacao. In part 2 I’ve told what I experienced during the Quantum Meditation. In this final part I’ll talk about some things that happened on the way back, that were not coincidences.
So let’s continue and wrap up this story.
Driving back home
The road that I would normally take was still blocked. So I kept driving past the exit and figured that I would drive back the same road as I took on the way to the meditation.
The exit that I was supposed to take however, was blocked by a traffic jam. Now I had two options: join the queue, or drive past it onto the toll road.
There was only one potential challenge: I had two bank cards in my purse, and the last time we took the toll road, neither of them worked, so we had to pay in cash.
And now I only had the two bank cards, and no cash.
Still, I didn’t feel like being in a traffic jam for who knows how long, in 30 degrees Celsius under the burning Spanish sun. So I took my chances, and thought ‘the cards might work this time’.
Challenge at the tollgates
I felt a bit of a stressed feeling, but I let it go, and entered the toll road. At that point ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ started to play on the radio, and it felt as a sign that I was being guided by archangels and ascended masters.
When I drove up to the tollgates I was just curious what would happen. There were only two tollgates, and there was quite some traffic… interesting.
I drove up to the payment terminal, entered the first bank card and read: ‘Tarjeta no valida’, meaning ‘invalid card’. Same happened with the next card.
Okay, I pushed the information button and asked if the person on the other side did speak English. They didn’t, so in my best Spanish I explained the situation: “My bank card is not accepted, and I have no cash”.
In the meantime cars were lining up behind me. I stayed calm, although I did feel a bit nervous. The person at the speaker said some things in Spanish, that I didn’t understand, and then it went quiet.
I thought that maybe they were on their way to come out to the gate, but after a few minutes I understood that I somehow had to solve this myself.
Being guided to the solution
Luckily the cars behind me had already understood that this was going to take a while, so they all left and took the other gate. Excellent, so I drove the car backwards to a spot where I wouldn’t be blocking the tollgate.
I sat there for a few minutes, considering my options… and to be honest, I had no clue.
But the way I would have responded just a few months earlier, was being stressed out, crying, feeling trapped, anxious, scared, thinking that I would have to spend the rest of my life there if nobody could come to save me (I know, I was a drama queen 😛 )… and now, I was calm, and just stayed open to any idea that would pop up in my mind.
And it did! An idea came up that was so simple! I heard in my mind “Ask and it is given, allow to receive”.
The lesson: ask, allow and receive
I stepped out of the car, and waved at the very first car that slowly approached the tollgates. A Spanish couple was inside of it and the man was behind the wheel, looking at me with a curious look on his face.
So I told him, in Spanish, that I had no valid card and no cash. The woman then said “so you need 3 euro then?”, which is the amount to get through the tollgate, and I confirmed that.
Immediately they both took out their wallets and gave me 3 euro. I thanked them many times and the man smiled a wonderful smile at me, as he saw the relief on my face.
I got back into the car, drove back into the tollgate, paid the 3 euro and was able to drive through and continue my journey back home.
This was no coincidence. I’m an excellent giver, I donate to charities, I help other people whenever I can, but I’m less good in receiving and often feel embarrassed or just awkward when someone wants to do something for me, or give me something. And I rarely ask for help.
What happened here was a lesson: dare to ask and allow to receive. I felt so immensely grateful for the kindness and generosity of these people. In my heart I blessed them and sent them my love over and over. On the radio ‘Spirit in the sky’ started to play…
When I was nearly home, one last song played, and I know the meaning of the song. It’s about starting a new live as newlyweds, but this time the lyrics struck me, because I perceived a different meaning.
This time it was about me and my Soul! It’s a song from the Carpenters, and I’ve always loved it, but now I even love it more.
We’ve only just begun…
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day, together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun
Happy tears filled my eyes, and I knew: we went through the gates of Heaven on Earth, entering a new life, a new way of living, together.
We’ve only just begun, my Soul and I.