One day on a break between clients, I was sitting at my computer and noticed my neighbor’s dog, Otis, loose on the street. I immediately went out to the street and put him back inside his fenced yard. I returned to my computer to finish what I’d been working on. Out of the corner of my eye I see movement outside my window. When I looked up to see what was going on, I noticed Otis jumping again and again. When I looked closer he was slapping at the gate handle and he was attempting to open the gate! Just as the gate opens, he proceeds to go back out on the street.
I cracked up as I jumped up to put him back inside the gate. When I got to the gate I noticed the opener on the gate was a lever not a knob. I put Otis back in his yard again, saw the plastic newspaper bag, and tied his gate shut.
Otis had made my day. Something inside me relaxed. In my laughter, I realized I was observing universal intelligence at play. I was seeing Wisdom in action. This Wisdom was informing Otis how to get beyond the borders of his containment.
I relaxed because the evidence was screamingly clear, if universal intelligence was in service to Otis, it also had to be in service to me. It was one of those, ‘Jesus take the wheel!’ moments! I don’t know where that phrase originated (my friend says it must be a southern thing) but in this moment, there was yet another validation that a higher, wiser intelligence, besides my individual intellect, is offering support, if I’d just relax and listen.