I was raised to be ready – to get up and make the bed, to get dressed with my hair combed and makeup (if any) on, to eat a good breakfast, to do my chores, and then to do whatever the day called me to do. Was I always cooperative; no, I was not. I learned that this was not only life preparation but held a much deeper preparation. This was spiritual preparation because I never know when Spirit will call me and in what way. I learned that it was of upmost importance to me that I be ready.
In reading my emails this morning, one came through that emphasized how two people were ready when Spirit called. I will paraphrase what was written:
Before landing a large airplane filled with passengers, the pilot found that the plane’s front wheel got stuck and would not come down. So, when he informed the control room, they were ready.
They devised a plan to have a pickup truck in the place of the front wheel. Everything had to be just right. There were problems to consider, one being when the front portion of the plane falls on the pickup it should not shake. Another important point was that the speed of the plane and the speed of the pickup must be the same, otherwise the plane could slip down and cause an accident. It was unknown if the pilot could accurately place the front of the plane in the pickup bed. It was unknown if the pickup would be able to hold the weight of the front of the airplane. If the pilot’s placement was not accurate, it was unknown if the pickup would flip up and cause an accident for both the plane and pickup.
The last and most important problem was who would drive the pickup truck. The call was made for a volunteer to drive the pickup. One driver came forward to do this, one brave, courageous, loving soul willing to put his life on the line. He did it accurately and saved the airplane and all of the passengers and crew on it. He was ready when Spirit called and Spirit enfolded him, the pilot, and all involved until they were safely stopped.
I asked myself if I would have had the courage to do this, would I have been ready when Spirit called? People used to say of me that I would go where angels fear to tread. I knew if it came down to it, I would have volunteered. My agreement with Spirit is that I will go where I am called, say what is mine to say, and do what is mine to do as long as I am able. I stay ready as I am always enfolded by Spirit!
Reggie stays ready also as he can go for a walk or a ride in a minute. He stays ready protecting me by barking at any human or animal that is close to the property. He stays ready to bring me back when I stay on The Other Side longer than he thinks I should. He stays ready for treats and love all the time. He, too, is always enfolded by Spirit. Nancy and Reggie♥