So it all started with the departure from my house in France; on my way to the USA to speak at the Equine International Summit. There were roadworks on the usual route that I take to go to the train station. So taking a slightly different route and leaving, as I often do with just the right amount of time to get to the station, I missed the train by a hair. It was in the station as I was entering the parking lot, and I saw it leave...then I thought, no problem. I'll take the train to Paris instead of the train going directly to the airport and take public transport to the airport. When I arrived at the train station in Paris, there was a technical problem on the public transportation train line, which was not working, and the airport bus had an unplanned strike by most of the drivers. As I started to discover the information about the transportation to the airport and began to worry about whether I would get there in time for my plane, I remember taking a mental pause and saying, "Wait a minute. Right now I am on time and there is no reason for me to think that I will not be on time. This is actually about learning to trust the universe, that with the intention I've set to make my flight, I will get there and I will make my flight. Indeed, in spite of all the disruptions with the transportation to the airport, everything ran quite smoothly. I made it to the airport well on time to take my plane.
This learning to trust continued all throughout my trip. During the first leg of my flight, there was a bit of a mess to board, with no line or nor a process for priority boarding that I had paid for. And yet I was still among one of the first on the plane. Then during the layover, I started to not feel well at all. I had a terrible headache that started shortly before I boarded the plane in Paris. And I wondered if I would be even sick while on the plane, but it all subsided during the fight, where I had obtained a random seating assignment that was in one of the best spots, in the front of the cabin, with maximum leg room. Upon arriving, my mobile phone was completely uncharged, so it was impossible for me to check the address of my destination, nor to use the mobile passport system to get through immigration quickly. Again, in spite of that everything went very smoothly. I was able to plug in my phone afterwards and find the route on my phone using its GPS while it recharged via the charger in the rental car. So the trip really went very smoothly with almost every step of the way. All of those small snags that could have blown up into major problems if I had focused on them, and worried about them, did not hinder the trip in any way. So it was really an experience for me in learning to trust!