“This, or something better,” for 2018.

//“This, or something better,” for 2018.

“This, or something better,” for 2018.

“This, or something better” is the most valuable lesson I learned last year, and will carry forward into 2018.  I learned that when I attempt to manifest what I THINK I need/want, it is crucial to let go and let the Universe make the final decision.  Spirit always knows best.  It is always best to leave room in our prayers, affirmations, and manifestations for something more wonderful than what we requested.

My dream of moving back to the sea came true this past year.  I sold my house on the faith that my vision of living in a house within walking distance of the high tide line would come to fruition.  It did, but not in the way and in the timeframe I’d mapped out.  Spirit had better plans.

Unforeseen in my vision were the amazingly kind, generous, compassionate neighbors and friends who guided me as I navigated selling my house, moving to a new town in a new county, and beginning to learn the ways of the local folks. Unforeseen in my vision were the new friends who took me into a temporary home without knowing a thing about me, let me stay as long as I needed, fed me and walked with me as I searched for my permanent home that was not the one I’d planned.

Unforeseen was a move – finally – into a home that honors the amazing, fragile ecosystem of the maritime forest, that allows me to see boats anchored in rarified sunsets over the sound, that sends me the fragrance of the marsh at low tide, and the winds that herald a nor’easter and white caps on the sea’s horizon.

So on this first “work” day of 2018, I send up prayers of humble gratitude to Spirit who knows what is best for me far better than I do.  I offer thanks for the messages Spirit conveyed to me to trust, to be patient, to believe the signs that I would recognize when I had reached “home.”  I so appreciate the messengers Spirit directed to deliver the guidance.

Most of all, I am grateful that “this, or something better” reminds me to always believe there is a bigger plan than I can know.  Trust.  You will be guided.

Blessed be,

Copyright 2018.  Deb Bowen.  All rights reserved.


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  1. Nancy Rae January 11, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Deb – Thank you for sharing!! I’m going to adopt “Or Something Better” this year also! Your new home sounds like a God-send and so beautifully full of the sense of smell & sound of the sea. May you find a special tree or two for tactile sensation of your hands on her bark. I’m looking forward to the class tomorrow night! – Nancy Rae Norvell

    • Deb Bowen January 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you Nancy! MY yard is filled with ancient oaks. Every one of them is unique and special. Thanks so much for your kindness! Blessings, Deb

  2. Amy January 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I am so happy for you. The sea draws me as well! In the right time, I will also be there again.

    • Deb Bowen January 10, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment Amy, and I so hope you get back to the sea too! Blessings, Deb

  3. Melissa Watson January 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Deb I really enjoyed your story and guidance. I look forward to 2018 and our adventures.

    • Deb Bowen January 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa!! I know this year will be filled with fun and adventures for us! Love and blessings, Deb

  4. Veronica January 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Deb you have no idea how much I needed to read this in this moment. I just found out I didn’t get a job I really wanted and am in the middle of a little pity party. I allow myself some time to go through my feelings (in this case I’m giving myself until this evening) but once my allotted time is done I move on! This is helping me move much faster through these feelings. I know the universe knows better than me and when I first
    Found out the first thing I did was pray and show gratitude because I know something better is coming…but I still boo hoo-ed bc, well, I’m human! Thank you for this and happy new year to you!

    • Deb Bowen January 3, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks for your comment Veronica! I so know about the “pity party!” I send blessings to you that you can trust the Universe to know what is for your highest good! Happy new year to you, Deb

  5. Mona Maffei January 3, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    So Happy for you Deb,
    Happy New Year…..

    • Deb Bowen January 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Mona – happy new year to you! Blessings, Deb

  6. Arrenda January 3, 2018 at 12:01 am

    I am so happy to hear of your journey and transition! My family and I are now living in Virginia–we too moved—and it has been a double-edged sword for sure, but I think of the town we called home for so long and instead of a gaping hole of sadness, I feel joyful that when I return now and again I get to return as a tourist who knows all about the area and revel in all it has to offer. Stepping away allows us to choose to enjoy the best of it without being weighed down by the worst of it. I miss you and Samantha and hope you ladies are doing well! I tried to find your radio show a while back but had trouble–are you still doing it? Would love to chat with Samantha also–so much she said would be in our future has happened in such unexpected ways and it has been years later! Love & Light to you!

    • Deb Bowen January 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      So happy for you too Arrenda! Yes, the podcast is still running – almost eight years now! You can find us on iTunes in the Spirituality category, or on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/psychicteachers. You can also find a link to the show through our facebook page. Hope you’ll join us! Blessings, Deb

  7. Monnda Welch January 2, 2018 at 11:48 pm


    • Deb Bowen January 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Monnda! Blessings to you, Deb

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