On Wednesdays and Saturdays one of the best places to hang out on the little island of Gabriola that I call home, is commonly known as “GIRO” – The Gabriola Island Recycling Centre.
Think "Field of Dreams" and that's pretty much how GIRO started. They built it, people did come, and still turn up in droves weekly at the social hub of the island (we're still holding out for a cappuccino bar there!) Unwanted items are dropped off and turned around right away to go out again. The goal is to manage not to fill your vehicle up with as much as you dropped off! Hard to do when great bargains prevail.
There's everything you could want for the garden or home, books, movies, furniture (dogs not included) and great clothing for $ 1.00/piece.
"GIRO MAGIC" is a term that has existed here on Gabriola for quite some time. Ask any regular. They learned and applied the concept of manifestation long before "The Secret" and other self-help gurus even thought about it. I could write an entire book on some of the “great find” stories that people love to share.
It's all a matter of knowing what you want, and putting it out there beforehand. Time and time again, someone's working on a project, needs something or other, heads off to GIRO knowing they are bound to find it. Et voila! They do! Exactly what they are looking for.
It's all in the timing. Forget finding something before you need it. Ain't gonna happen. But when you do need it, and you ask for it, it'll be there.... waiting for you...
As we tend to say here on Gabriola: May the GIRO (recycling) force be with you ~
Most of us believe that everything happens for a reason. We may not know what that reason is, and we may not see the reason at this point in time, but we still follow that basic belief. At least we say we do.
We also say that we believe that everything happens when it is supposed to. Again, we may not know the reason behind the timing, but we trust that the timing is right. Or at least we say we do.
So if everything happens for a reason, and everything happens when it’s supposed to, then it follows that where we are at this point in time in our lives, and what is happening (or not happening) to us is EXACTLY what is supposed to be. And when we do something (or do not do something) is EXACTLY when it is supposed to be. If we follow that way of thinking then it means that we can't really get to say things like: “I should have left the job, relationship, city… years ago” or “I should have made my decision a long time ago.”
You are doing exactly what you are meant to be doing, at this exact moment. You may not like it, you most certainly don’t have to like it, but it is this dissatisfaction that will spur you on to the next, exact moment.
This applies also to others. If we believe that everything happens for a reason, and we believe that everything happens when it’s supposed to, then we have to, by default, let go of judgement of others. We need to let go of saying things like “He’s just not there yet” or “She’s in denial” – He is exactly where he’s supposed to be. We may not like it but it’s his right to be there, and it is right for him. She also is exactly where she is supposed to be, for her.
It's about being consistent. Think about it.
Because you can’t have it both ways!