When the Universe Yells at You....Listen
There have been distinct times when I have known without question, that the universe yells at me.
Years ago, I was in an abusive relationship. "John" was a drunk that had escalated to violent drunk. We lived together unmarried. By the time the violence peaked, our son was almost 3 years old.
I knew I had to get out and had been saving every dime I could to do just that. But there was another problem. We lived in the country on a very isolated road with only the one road in and out. The only people other than me and John living on this road - was John's parents in one house, John's sister in another house, John's uncle in one house, John's other uncle in another house, and John's grandmother is the house at the end of the road.
In order to leave John, I had to get past all of his relatives with everything my son and I needed - in one swoop off the road.
My grandmother had passed away months before my son and I left. She loved hummingbirds and in times of turmoil since her death, I found the occasional presence of a hummingbird comforting.
Well, one spring morning, after a particularly bad night with John...I was crying as I looked out to the gleaming sunshine, when a hummingbird appeared and stared right at me, looking eye to eye with me.
I knew in that moment it was time to leave. My son and I left and never looked back. We made it off the road and out of John's life without any of his family ever bothering us.