Messages from The Magic Kingdom!
A weekly column about the adventures and insights that come from living in Sedona or as I call it--The Magic Kingdom!
Out of nowhere I got inspired to buy a fire extinguisher for the house. If doing this just seems obvious and logical to you, forgive my innocence. The idea to buy an extinguisher just suddenly came to me. I hadn't read anything about how important this decision could be or seen anything on TV about the wisdom of getting a fire extinguisher. I lived my whole life without one in the house. In retrospect, probably not the smartest thing! But the fact that the idea just occurred to me, I took as something to pay attention too. So, I drove to Home Depot on a mission to get one. I felt good on the way. I always feel good deep inside when I follow these messages or as a friend describes--"Divinity expressing itself". In fact, she joked and added, "Divinity never shuts up!"
At Home Depot, after much wandering around and wanting to buy everything (know what I mean!) I found them. Then without any hesitation I picked the one that was a little bigger and $15 more. The smaller one was for kitchen fires. I think at another time in my life I would have felt that was enough and thought of saving the $15. But on this day, the $15 didn't seem important as compared to not having enough fire extinguisher to put out a bigger fire. I could feel my wisdom talking to me--meaning there was no debate. I paid for my new friend and headed home. I felt excited, like I was doing something nice for my house and all the precious things in it. I was honoring them.
When I got home, I unpacked the extinguisher and read the directions which were pretty straight forward--pull this ring and shoot away! Not sure why I felt it would be more complicated! I hung it in an accessible place and just stood back and looked at it. I don't think I have ever liked the color red so much! It looked cool!
I went about my evening and forgot about the Extinguisher. A few hours later I walked by where it was hanging and stopped short noticing it--a deep beautiful feeling of responsibility surged through me. We all want to be responsible but in some way this felt different. I was not only responsible to the house and personal safety but I was responsible to listening to my inner voice and acting on it. I don't think anything could be important, brothers and sisters. Follow inspiration!
PS. Looked up fire extinguisher online and see there is periodic maintenance to do--cool!
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