By intuition we already know that we are One with the Infinite. We must come to recognize the Universal Spirit, with which we commune and in which we live and move and have our being, as a constant source of inspiration and of guidance.  Ernest Holmes

One year I took a three-month sabbatical in Europe and spent most of the time on my own, following my intuition on where to go, exploring the countryside, small towns, and delicious cafes. It was a time to rediscover myself and the joy I have in my own company, although I also made amazing connections with people, saw incredible art, and walked through the pages of history. Every day felt like magic and I lived in gratitude for the blessing of this experience.

My sabbatical stretched me in many different ways, like having to come to grips with my fear of traveling alone. But I met each hurdle with a profound belief that Spirit would lend me the wings to fly and that I would soar through this experience with great joy! Every day I trusted that magic would happen and that I would be completely supported in every way.

When I returned to the U.S. after this wondrous journey, I brought with me almost sixty feathers I’d collected along the way. Almost every day I’d find one somewhere. It didn’t matter if I was walking through a town or through the woods, feathers were everywhere, and everyone I picked up reminded me that Spirit was present, supporting me every step of the way.

Spiritual Contemplation: How do you know Spirit is supporting you? Are you noticing or seeing Spirit’s signs (link to ) ? What signs does Spirit leave in your path so that you will know that Spirit is present?

Affirmation: I see Spirit’s support everywhere I look. Spirit’s signs of love and abundance are present every day!