The kitchen cabinets and drawers are thirty-two years old and have had maybe one paint job done by the previous owner. This was not a perfect paint job. So, I got the notion that I wanted to get my kitchen cabinets painted. I knew that I needed a professional as I knew I did not know how to paint at that level.
Finding a professional painter took me months. I asked the contractor I had work with me, checked the newspaper, went online looking, and they were either booked up months in advance, didn’t return my call, or wanted too much money. Spirit at work keeping those from me who would not have been the right ones to do the work and me listening.
One morning on Reggie’s and my walk, I saw this vehicle with paint ladders, and equipment sitting beside the curb and the man was getting ready to get in. See how Spirit works with patience! So, I waved to him, asked him if he was a painter, and when he said yes, I asked if he painted kitchen cabinets. He said yes, and that he could come to give me an estimate a few days later, which he did. I love it when Spirit surprises me like this.
Reggie liked him immediately as did I, so I asked for references, we talked about what I wanted done, and the procedures, cost, timing, whether he was licensed, bonded, and insured, and so forth. He said he had the start date of July 9 open and it would take five days to complete. I told him to put my name on that date and if his references checked out I would hire him. This was amazing to me as from others I had heard a variety of dates way in the future and a fairly long period of time that it would take to complete the job.
The references checked out, we drew up a contract, and on Monday, July 9, he and his crew came at the exact time he said he would and began work. During the time they were working, they were unknowingly bringing spiritual practices into every part of their work. They carefully masked the floor, the parts of the kitchen that weren’t to be painted, marked and counted the doors so they would know exactly where to return them. They did the same with the drawers and they saved all the hinges. Meticulous work with every step. Observing them hold themselves to a higher standard in perfect Divine Alignment was joyful to experience. Spirit demonstrating the quality of their beings.
There was no swearing, no arguments, no loud voices or any disruptive words or actions by any of the workmen. When they needed Reggie and I to be out of the room, they let us know ahead of time so we could get whatever we needed to be elsewhere. They were caring about both of us. Spirit seeing that we were enfolded in comfort.
There were issues that came up which were immediately brought to me with suggestions for resolution, and then they carried out whatever decision we jointly made. They were listening to Spirit communicating with them so beautifully and choosing to do the right thing in each situation.
The colors I chose were white for the top cabinets and the pantry doors, and Dark Teal for the bottom cabinets and drawers. This is bold for me as I usually choose one neutral color. I decided to expand my fun by choosing the Dark Teal which would enhance the countertop. When I first saw it, I was surprised at how “Teal” it is and at the difference from my neutral colors. Then I fell in love with it as it is such a pop of color and brings so much life to the countertop as well as the upper cabinets and drawers. It feels like a new part of me that is alive and vibrant. Spirit urging me to choose to live with zest.
It is now five days later and they finished hanging my beautiful kitchen cabinets and putting the drawers back in place. They cleaned up inside the cabinets, on the exterior, and mopped the floor after sweeping. They left everything in pristine order. This is such a beautiful gift for me, no stress or mess and a beautiful kitchen that is transformed.
Once I stopped trying to find a painter, Spirit led me right to the perfect professional painter for me right in my neighborhood, at the right price, with high quality work being completed much sooner than I thought it would be, and with new friends being made. Spirit saw that I had the kitchen I wanted with minimal effort on my part.
The painter is interested in my spiritual work and wants to get together to learn more about it. He brought his wife over to meet me, then another day his son. We had a lovely time together. Spirit bringing us together to expand all of us in many ways.
Allowing Spirit to lead me in all that I think, say, and do makes life so easy and joyful. All I have to do is stay open and listen. I am so grateful for Spirit and all those involved in the process of gracing my life each step of the way!
Reggie helped make the decision to hire the painter because he liked him right off as the painter played with him. Reggie’s knowing about people is fail proof as he has a keen sense of who is okay and who isn’t. I pay attention to his knowing. Reggie smelled the painter’s dog and later met the dog at the park, so now they are friends now too. All of us open to Spirit’s flow. Nancy and Reggie♥