In the movie ‘Field of Dreams,” Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) quotes author Terence Mann (James Earl Jones ) as saying:

“There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place — and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible.”

In the film, Terence Mann also laments the tragic fact that most folks aren't even aware of that opening when it occurs, so they never walk through the doors that will lead them into their life's potential.

"....I unknowingly embarked on a spiritual journey that continues to this day. The cosmic tumblers turned and clicked with the precision of a finely produced Swiss chronometer. A door was unlocked, a portal was created, and the universe opened. The potential for unimaginable opportunities was made available, and amazingly, it was intended for me." ... (From: "Spiritual Calling - Nursing Your Path, Nurturing Your Destiny" By Joe Alonzo)

In my case, the year was 1985, when all those cosmic tumblers started falling into place, and the Universe popped open. It was then, at the age of 40, that I made the conscious decision to start paying attention.

To begin with ... I grew up in Miami, Florida, and at age 19 moved to Japan for three years, where I was married to a guy in the Navy and taught English at an international language school. Tokyo was a wonderful experience and truly felt like "home" to me.

From Japan I went to Oregon, then to San Francisco for 5 years. Next came Southern California where I did a little international travel writing for magazines, managed rock bands for a couple of years, then settled into 13 comfortable years of in-person yellow pages ad sales for a local directory company.

After another difficult marriage, and the resulting divorce from a bipolar alcoholic in 1985, I finally began a more introspective approach to the way I was choosing to live.

The first 'cosmic portal' that 'appeared' was Adult Children of Alcoholics studies (my dad was an alcoholic), along with several other psychology-based classes and workshops. Next, I was inspired to take courses based on Ernest Holmes' remarkable philosophy book, "The Science of Mind" (1938), and from there I continued on into ministerial school.

An extensive series of 'coincidences' and synchronistic happenings, created an incredible shift in 1991 that catapulted me onto a path that would give my world an entirely new dimension and depth. I was suddenly and mysteriously impelled to take a leap of faith by quitting my secure and rewarding job in California and moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, (where I knew no one) ... to give something back to the world.

Once settled in town, I walked through every door that opened and soon almost magically established a holistic center called Lightship of Santa Fe, which became the first and only organization of its kind ever to be endorsed by the city government. I also published a monthly motivational news magazine that was distributed nationally and at the Santa Fe Visitor's Bureau. The project ran from 1992-1996 and touched thousands of lives.

By the way, the term "Lightship" refers to a state of being in which our Soul's Essence or Nature is fully embodied ... i.e. relationship with The Light, or Spirit, or God (however you personally choose). Jesus, of course, was able to accomplish this state of being, and set a blessed standard for the rest of humanity.

Just a few weeks after finding a place to stay in Santa Fe, the following poem practically wrote itself as it flowed through my keyboard:


Snow fell on the adobe, the air was chilled with frost,
I'd made the trek to Santa Fe, abandoning all cost.
It wasn't due to boredom or discontent I'd gone,
'Twas spiritual evolvement, a purpose yet undone.

Why I'd quit my bubble of security and friends
Was a matter of intention, to inspire a Cosmic Spin.
My head succumbed to heart-sense as I shifted into Soul,
Creating the allowance in which miracles unfold.

Gifts showed up at every turn, the picture became clear,
Pieces slipped in place with ease, I only had to "hear."
The choice to step out fearlessly and trust the Truth that IS,
Encouraged and impelled me to keep following my Bliss.

En route I faced a snowstorm, another chance to know
That fear is but illusion, we're safe within the Flow;
As I surrendered and released, inner peace returned,
Spirit took the wheel again ... the metaphor re-learned.

When I arrived in Santa Fe, I felt embraced yet free,
Surrounded by an atmosphere of sacred energy.
Artistic in its beauty, historic in its span,
A consciousness of Oneness to perpetuate The Plan.

Two weeks in town I asked myself, "Why haven't I done more?"
The Voice Within reminded me what I'd moved here for;
My worth lies not in doing, it's BEING that's my task,
Bringing in the Light We Are is why we're on The Path.

At first the nights were lonely, a time to be with me,
The Essence of my spirit was bursting from its seed;
The stars seemed so much brighter, a kinship and a bond,
A link in space to all I AM ... and destinies beyond.

Magical occurrences enraptured and amazed,
I never knew the outcome until I turned the page;
No predicting and dissecting details by degree,
My focus now was centered, revealing Me to me.

Days of insight brought me keys for opening up my heart;
Unlocking portals in the walls that kept me set apart.
Distance is still distance when I give but don't receive,
Separation's not the answer, it's VULNERABILITY.

©Chelle Thompson

Author's Bio: 

Chelle Thompson, Editor-Publisher of Inspiration Line, has an extensive background in recovery programs, motivational counseling, psychology, theology and human relations. In 1991, she left a successful advertising career in Southern California and followed her Inner Voice to New Mexico, where she knew no one. In Santa Fe, she established a nonprofit personal growth center called Lightship of Santa Fe which was dedicated to advancing human potential through self-empowerment. Currently, Chelle produces the meaningful life website and global weekly e-magazine which reaches more than 229 countries worldwide with 75,000 monthly readers.