The spiritual works through all the apparently mundane things. This afternoon I needed to buy (of all things) a tumble dryer, since it's been raining so much in the UK. I had a clear flow taking me toward a particular possibility, full of signs and synchronicity - numerology that I recognise. It seemed like a good possibility and there was a sense of fun and adventure in the air.
But when I got there to check it out, all the signs changed in terms of buying the used machine. To begin with something was blocking the path to the door, and as I was about to knock, someone was shouting profanity at someone else in the house. It didn't feel good, there was no creative flow, and so despite my need for a tumble dryer, it seemed right to withdraw.
As I was leaving, a neighbour had a go at me for where I'd parked, again shouting profanity, but this time directed at me. I recognised this was why I came, because it was so significant. This was what had drawn me in, amongst needing a tumble dryer! What did I feel? first compassion at their obvious inner pain, thereby an attempt to mediate with friendliness. But the profanity kept coming, so the energy needed to change - a clear push back, this is not acceptable, yet without any inner contraction, without any anger or projection of my own.
I obviously needed the 'tumble' to dry some old inner laundry! Which worked just fine. Now I'm ready to get that physical tumble dryer.
PS - when searching on ebay, there were different machines listed under either 'tumble' dryer or 'spin' dryer. Perhaps now I no longer need the tumble, I'll check out a smoother option under spin!