When we want something special sometimes all we have to do is ask. Gill Edwards, author of the book Stepping into the Magic, reminded me of this. Gill is also a clinical psychologist and a practising metaphysician.
Often we make life difficult when in fact we should perhaps relax, have faith and let the Universe / Spirit / God take the strain.
In Gill's case she was on a trip from England to Honolulu and put in her request, to what she calls Spirit, that she would find a 'talking stick' while in Hawaii.
A talking stick is used in many cultures. This is passed round a group or circle giving the holder the right to speak without being interrupted. The Hawaiian name for their talking stick is Paoa, which means 'talking from the tree.' The more the Paoa is used the more powerful it becomes.
Gill wanted to find a female talking stick: "curved, gnarled and comfortable to hold."
She combed the Hawaiian beaches for a week without any success. Then one afternoon she walked past the beach hut where she slept at night and stopped in amazement. By coincidence lying on the bottom step of the hut, as if carefully placed there by hand, was a beautiful talking stick.
Gill stresses that she hadn't told anyone that she was looking for a talking stick. She goes on to say, "I gave thanks to Spirit, and have used the talking stick in workshops ever since. Many people have commented on its powerful energy."
If we ask the Universe - or whatever you would prefer to call this - will do it's utmost to fulfill the request, often aided by coincidences and synchronicity.