It’s Who You Are

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

This time last week I was enjoying a leisurely stroll around the Spiritualist community of Lily Dale, NY. I plan to write more about my time there very soon. In this moment, I would like to share a story with you of what occurred during my visit to Niagara Falls on Sunday. I included an extra day in my itinerary and planned to visit the Falls since I was so close. I woke up at my regular time, checked out of my room, then opted to eat breakfast at Cup a Joe Café & Bakery before leaving Lily Dale.

Making my way back through Buffalo and up to the Falls, I stopped at the Welcome Center. Noticing a sign for Gray Line tours, I inquired about the price and was told the next tour left in 15 minutes. I didn’t read what the tour entailed. I simply trusted that it was meant to be. The clerk ran my credit card then told me that the tour was full, but a next one would be departing in a few hours. I opted not to wait and asked for a refund. Then, the tour guide/bus driver arrived and the clerk notified him of a party cancelling due to unforeseen circumstances, so she asked for my card once again and ran it. I assumed it was meant to be, so I hopped on the bus.

We arrived at the next pick up and the driver received a call from his dispatcher. Apparently, there was some miscommunication involved. I was very calm, but he was very upset. He hurriedly made his other pick ups then let me know that I would be returned to my pick up, so that I could take another tour. When I walked in, the clerk apologized and let me know I could take the 1:00 pm tour, which I had previously declined. I let her know that I knew it wasn’t meant to be and that I would happily accept a refund. No worries. She commented, “You are such a sweetheart.”

I got in my rental car and made my own way to the falls. I observed the multitude of people and tourist attractions and decided to walk a portion of the perimeter myself. I covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Looking down, I observed the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds attractions and realized that I would not have been a happy tourist considering the participants were drenched with water for the most part.

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

When I neared the American Falls, a gentleman walked by and commented on my watch. I paused and smiled. A short time later while I was taking pictures, he approached me and asked if he could take my picture with my camera. I hesitated saying, “The humidity has wrecked havoc on my hair and I’m sweating.” He smiled and responded, “It’s who you are.” In that one moment, I became very emotional and acknowledged why I was there having this interaction. I allowed him to take my picture and realized I didn’t look as “bad” as I perceived. We chatted briefly and he pointed across the way to Canada asking if I have visited that side. I recognized that Spirit was providing me with a clear message that I did indeed need to make the trek across the Rainbow Bridge in order to view the Falls from the other side. Coming prepared, I instinctively knew to bring my passport with me on this trip in the event I would do just that.

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

Walking across the bridge, I continued to pause and take pictures. The view from Canada was indeed very different than the view from the United States. Both were beautiful; they were simply different! Entering Canada was easy with a few questions being asked as to where I was from and why I was visiting. I spent all of 30 minutes observing the beauty then made my way back across the bridge. This time the wait to re-enter was much longer, yet I knew having patience was essential so as not to diminish the experience. Returning back to my car, I concluded my self-tour in less time and recognize its significance.

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

Copyright Shelly Wilson 2014

What I Learned from this Experience:
1) Everything is always as it should be in each and every moment.
2) My guides are continuously working behind the scenes on my behalf, so that I can learn the lessons I am intended to learn.
3) Patience is truly a virtue.
4) Kindness has a ripple effect.
5) Being acknowledged is important and feels good.
6) When an opportunity presents itself, take it. Allow yourself to see all possible perspectives of an experience.
7) I am who I am.
8) It isn’t the destination, but the journey itself.

 

 

 

About shellyrwilson

Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness. Shelly’s books, 28 Days to a New YOU, Connect to the YOU Within, Journey into Consciousness and Embracing the Magic Within are available in paperback and eBook. She is also the creator of Cards of Empowerment and Clarity Cards.

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