Turns out that the quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon, “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.” has some truth in it. When I realized I had lost it the necklace in the middle of teaching my yoga class. I felt this paranoia come over me, but I had to remain calm since I was teaching. When I was done I went back to the place where I thought I had lost it, in the water spill off of Barton Springs where a ton of dogs play. I felt this was the impossible dream of finding the necklace but I had to try. While I was searching I spoke with the woman sitting on the rock where I had been hours earlier. I ask her, “Have you found a silver necklace by chance?” She replied, “No, I haven’t, but when these things happen pray and you’ll get it back.”
I thought to myself, “Yes, of course some stranger will find my necklace that has absolutely no contact info tied to me and I’ll get it back, I’m feeling a no on this one.” I knew I had to change my mind set, so I took her advice found my center and prayed.
I had already written my blog and made peace with loosing my necklace from my Mom when I got a text of surprise. Elis, had my necklace! She messaged me days after the shoot. I was absolutely elated! I had been speaking with my sister, Kate, and she said she had also lost an earring that she loved from Bali on the streets of San Franisco. She, like me, went back to find the earring without any luck. We talked about non-attachment and the process of letting go and finding your prayers and trusting in the universe. A part of me felt guilty I had found my necklace and she hadn’t found her earring. Like magic, today she called me as I sat down to write this to let me know that 2 days later in the busy streets of San Fran she had found her earring. Now THAT is cosmic!
We are creating our realties based on our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. When something intense comes up, ask yourself, how can I be more centered in this situation? What is the message or lesson for me? Take a few breaths and let it go because if it comes back, that’s when you know. Light and love.