365 Moments of Grace: “Divine Timing”

Blog Post by Cynthia Starborn

July 21, 2016

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As a child, life seemed to unfold on a smooth schedule: new pencils and new school clothes in September, yellow school bus every weekday morning and afternoon, church and Sunday School every weekend, report cards and grade-level promotions in June, long summers filled with the magic of books.

As I grew older, I was sometimes surprised when life events did not always occur so predictably.  Break-ups, births and deaths in the family—these had not been penciled in neatly on the calendar beforehand.

That said, sometimes the unexpected timing of life events brought unexpected gifts.   I found this out in my early 20’s when a teaching job I expected to have in France in September was suddenly cancelled in July.   I grieved deeply; however, my dream of teaching in France ultimately worked out, in a way and at a time that was much better than before.

I describe this serendipitous experience in the story, “Divine Timing: An Unexpected Gift of Grace,” which was published a month ago, on June 21st , in the anthology 365 Moments of Grace. What’s even more serendipitous is that at the time of this book’s publication, I was living out the message of my story once again.

Earlier this year, at the end of January, I received a letter from my landlady announcing that my rent would nearly double as of April 1. I began searching for other apartments, but had a challenging time finding another place that met my needs and felt just right.   When I prayed for guidance on what to do, I received the message to offer to pay my landlady a “compromise rent” for 3 more months, in order to buy myself some more time to look for a new home. I acted upon this message and was able to negotiate staying in my apartment til June 30th.

As of June 1st I still had not found a new place to live; however, acting upon the power of my intuition, I gave my 30-day notice.   As of June 21st, when 365 Moments of Grace was published, I was still searching. A part of me was feeling nervous; however, I told myself that everything would work out in “divine timing,“ just like my story said.

On June 24th, my copies of 365 Moments of Grace arrived from Amazon. I opened up immediately to pp. 272-3—the pages just after my story on p. 270. On p. 272, I read Ana Gordon’s story, “Archangel Michael and the Hand of Grace,” about an experience of divine intervention that led her to full-time work as an intuitive and to daily connection with the archangels (http://www.dakiniswisdom.com). Right away, I knew that I was being given a message to trust my intuition and to trust that the angels were working on my behalf to help me find a home. Then, on p. 273, I read Marie Spencer-Rowland’s story, “The Universe Really Does Listen,” about suddenly finding an apartment in the U.K. after several weeks of searching (http://www.mariespencerrowland.com). What an incredible sign for me, that my divine right home was on its way!

On June 26th, I responded to an ad for an in-law apartment that caught my eye on Craigslist. On June 27th, I went to see this apartment, had a good feeling about it, and submitted an application.   On June 28th, two days before I was scheduled to move out, the landlords invited me to sign a lease for the apartment, and I did.

What a gift of divine timing! And, what a gift of grace, to walk through the theme of my story the same month it was published—and to experience the timely inspiration of my fellow co-authors as well.

365 Moments of Grace is definitely a powerful book, filled with living wisdom that readers can open up to at just the perfect time for their journey.

grace-bookcover-1To read my inspirational narrative–and 364 others!–

click here to obtain your copy of 365 Moments of Grace.

May every moment of our lives be aligned with “divine timing”…

and with the gift of grace. Namaste.


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