I couldn't believe it! Remember, every day I had pulled Angel cards for guidance and the same card 'Divine Timing' kept coming up - in other words, things will only happen when the time is right. On the morning of the move, the removal firm arrived at 8am, my friend Sue was there bright and early too, and I was in the kitchen, checking my horoscopes on my Blackberry. I don't now recall the exact planetary alignments for that day, but the message was clear - it was the perfect time for endings and new beginnings, one cycle was completed before the next one could begin. A deep shiver went through me as I realised that the move couldn't be happening on a more perfect day; although the waiting had been a test of my ability to trust and have faith that everything would work out, Divine Timing had been at work for a reason.
The removal men loaded everything into storage containers, as everything had to go into storage for a few weeks, and I loaded my car with everything I'd need for the next few weeks. Sue helped me to clean the house, room by room as they were emptied. in the end, Sue finished it off as my back was so painful I couldn't carry on.
The house was finally empty, I watched the removal lorry pull way and decided I needed to have a ceremony to complete my time there, working with the energies. I went round each room in turn, thanking it for being my home, for keeping my family safe as they grew up and for the happy times we'd had there - and there had been many, believe me!
I came to the living room, bare, empty, like a deceased corpse once the spirit has departed, I knew it was no longer my home. yet I didn't feel sad strangely enough; for I knew my job was done. As Sue and I stood there, she suddenly said "Did you feel that?" We both stood silently, as we felt the powerful energies leave the house, the energies that had been there, that I had worked so carefully with for the past 9 years. Neither of us had experienced anything like it before, it felt almost as though the energies had been sucked out, and we stood in an empty shell.
We both left through the back door, I locked it for the last time, climbed into my car and drove to Sheila's, where I would stay for the next few weeks. I did feel a little miffed that I couldn't move straight into the flat, but looking back, everything happened in the best possible way, in the way it was meant to. It was all Angelically managed.
Sheila was at work when I arrived, I let myself in, unloaded and found homes for my possessions then exhaustion and pain overcame me. I climbed into the huge, very comfortable bed that was already made up for me, and slept soundly for several hours.
It was almost dark when I woke, and came downstairs to find Sheila was back from work. That first week she really looked after me, cooked for me and allowed me just to recover. I slept soundly every afternoon, then had the cheek to sleep deeply each night, not waking until around 9 am each morning. Each evening, Sheila and I would watch TV together, sharing a 'cheeky glass of wine', chatting and playing on our respective laptops, usually on Facebook - the medium that had brought us together.
The second week of my stay, although I still slept every afternoon, I did get up in time to start cooking for Sheila when she returned from work. She enjoyed coming into her home to the delicious aroma of a meal waiting for her. She was so kind and despite my initial anxieties, it worked well, we got on really well. I can now see that it all happened for the best; the break in between leaving the house and moving into the flat was essential, it gave me space to rest and recuperate, and in any case, my back would not have coped with doing it 'all in one day'.
The money was through from the sale of house, so the mortgage was repaid, legal and estate agents bills paid, i cleared all my other debts and breathed a huge sigh of relief. I was debt free! Sue and I began shopping for furniture for the flat, which was exciting - although I had had to let go of so much, it was not time to start planning for the future. I did get some bargains too - I bought a 2 seater sofa bed and a leather chair for the living room, a TV unit, matching sideboard and a nest of three tables, a triple wardrobe and a second bedside unit.
We made a trip to a certain Swedish home furnishing emporium where I replaced my pots and pans, cutlery, crockery and bedding. It had to be a complete new start, and it felt good. A clean sweep.
Amazingly enough, everything was delivered to the flat on the day I moved in, except the sofa bed as it was being made to order. But the store did lend me a sofa for a couple of days until it arrived.
Sue was there to ably help the day I moved into the flat, as was Niina. They worked like whirling dervishes, unpacking, finding homes for things. I couldn't have done it without them. Where would we be without our friends? And mine, I know, are Angels that walk the earth.
Self employed Angel Card Reader, professional writer, previously worked as Angelic healer and stress consultant, former local government officer. Lived in Witney, West Oxfordshire for 30+ years, 3 grown up children, 4 grandchildren. On my spiritual path and at times it's hard but always worth it!