For a long time I saw sheep in the most bizarre situations. The end of this period was marked by my decision to follow my heart. As from a few weeks I am realising my dreams by working hard to my new web site, inspirational mails, workshops and lectures about meaningful coincidence. And now I see ants in the most strange situations.
My colleague and I were in the breakfast room on the 17th floor of a hotel in Amsterdam. Amongst the guests were pilots and flight attendants from all over the world. My colleague is amazed about the many planes that cross long distances on a daily basis. “Where is everyone travelling to?! If you would zoom in and look to the earth from space, one would see a huge swarming. At the exact same time we both say ‘like an ant hill’. At that moment a woman entered the breakfast room. Ze was wearing a black and white jumper with a giant ant, of appr 16” x 16”. We burst into a laughter. My colleague does not know whats happening to her; a bizarre situation. I have never seen such a jumper. It is a giant ant isn’t it?! Yes, it certainly is. ‘Join the club’ I said to her. These bizarre situations happens to me all the time.
Get up, stand up
The woman with the ant jumper sits down a few tables down from us, together with a man. When I get a glass of fruit juice and walk pass by them, the man spontaneously starts to sing ‘Get up, stand up’ from Bob Marley. Very awkward. When we finish our breakfast, we leave the breakffastroom and walk pass by the couple again. And again, while looking me straight in the face, the man starts to sing ‘Get up, stand up’. To be followed by a “I just love that song!’. My colleague says to me: ‘It has to be a message’. Much later I am reading the blog ‘Stand Up!’ from Nico van Schaik. It has the most appropriate text for me:’ Please stand up for that what is right in you. Here are seven tips to shine like a star and to have a sense of meaningfulness. And tip no 5 ‘Please stand up for the truth’ I read ‘Let your heart speak with passion when there is a spot for your message’. Wow, so beautiful!
Shortly before more ants were in the picture. On our kitchen counter was the book ‘Eric or the small insects book’ by Godfried Bomans, that my son had been given by the school library. The black and white layout showed ants. And suddenly in the kitchen overpass to the living room a huge ant hill appeared. Very strange.
Ants are symbolic to order, discipline and diligence. The book ‘Listening to animals’ by Ted Andrews mentions ‘Ants are social. Most of their work are in the service of the community.’ This relates to me. I would love to inspire others with my insights and exceptional experiences hoping to be able to contribute to a happier life.
‘The ant shows us how we can build our dreams so they will become reality. And it show us that by perseverance we will have success. The most beautiful line I read in his closure: ‘Thus the ant has the promiss to succeed by its own hard work’.