How’s your weather these days? We have had more snow than usual and some very slippery situations-literally! A few weeks ago I had to replace both front tires because one was slashed and I had to purchase used tires because I couldn’t pay for new snow tires, the tire company did an amazing job finding a suitable pair and installing within my budget. What I didn’t realize is that the replacement tires were all season radials, not snow tires, and my car is a front wheel drive, so basically the rear snow tires had traction and the front not so much. The white stuff arrived and of course I had challenges, I did have a pair of chains that I have never used before and my landlord helped put them on and I was able to get out of the driveway onto the dirt road and to the main road. You know what I learned about cable chains? They need some kind of device in the middle of the wheel to hold tension, and these chains did not have anything like that…to make a long story short I thought I’d lost a chain though the reality is that it wrapped around the axle and brake line and had to be cut off to be removed. I disconnected one chain, and assumed the other had fallen off somewhere on the road, yet something made me take a closer look and I’m fortunate that I listened to that inner guidance.
Someone asked where that inner wisdom came from, and I think it was a combo deal. I know that Deity and Universal Laws work together, I’ve learned to hear that inner voice and every time I get behind the wheel I say a little blessing/mantra to my car Selene, yes she has a name! I say Selene you are safe inside and out, above and below and all around, everything is safe from you and you are safe from everything. Sometimes I add that we spread love wherever we go, or tell her she’s my love-mobile, I also thank her for running well because she does get me from a to b even when it’s a long time between routine maintenance appointments. Some people think I’m really strange because I bless my car, though I see it like a kind of layering of protection. Every time I speak the words it’s adding a bit more energy and the intent behind the words is what creates the magic, or fuels the energy to set things in motion. Come to think of it Louise Hay talks about blessing and thanking all things in your life to create that positive intent through affirmations, so I’m in good company. I visualise a bubble of energy that expands outwards and surrounds the car and the space around it, and I have a fairly large clear quartz crystal hanging from the rear view mirror and that increases energy. Come to think of it I have a moon, heart and Celtic circle cross in that arrangement too, most passengers think it’s just a cool alternative to fuzzy dice, I suppose it’s a talisman or good luck charm of sorts. All the parts have meaning to me, heck you probably could bless and consecrate fuzzy dice to do the same thing; I just enjoy expressing my creativity!
What have I learned from this experience? I really need to ask more questions for one, I assumed that the replacement tires were for snow instead of actually finding out. Things are not always what they seem, chains may assist in gaining traction however buyer beware, if something tells me to take a closer look, listen and do it! Thank the God/dess I did! It is what it is-a front wheel drive vehicle doesn’t care if there are snow tires on the back wheels, the traction has to be up front. Whether it was one energy or a combo of everything I am one very fortunate lady, it could have been a “next life” situation and I am thankful to be here. The Universe has a sense of humor, when I was fish tailing back onto our dirt road the song lyrics playing were “slip slidin’ away!”
Until next time, Abundant Blessings All!