Is it possible that the Universe was sending me a sign or symbol to quiet the noise or remove cell phone distraction in my life? Or does the Universe have a sense of humor? I have an odd and funny story to share…
I love My Cell Phone
I love my new phone but I have to admit there are too many distractions with it. I have six email accounts funneling to it, multiple Facebook pages, twitter accounts, weather alerts, texts and I’m certain there is more. Then all the noises associated with each message type…
Before retiring one night not too long ago, my phone was in the red and about to die as it had an extremely low battery. I plugged it in to charge it and set it on the nightstand beside the bed; something I do every night. My partner suggested that I hand her my phone so she could download an app on it. But it was plugged in and out of juice, so I passed.
In the morning when we woke, my partner stirred and oddly started mumbling about a dream she had. She said in her dream someone was telling her about a cell phone app that turns off all the noise from the messages. I asked, “Why wouldn’t you just turn off the alerts?”
She said, “It was a dream. Since when do dreams make sense?!”
In that moment I got out of bed and the first thing I did (and do every morning) was reach for my phone. I usually take it with me and check messages as I boot up my computer and make coffee, but something was different. My phone was gone. It wasn’t on the nightstand. It wasn’t on the floor. It wasn’t plugged into the charger.
“What’s wrong?” my partner asked.
“My phone’s gone. Did you take it?”
“Of course not! You wouldn’t give it to me last night because it was charging,” she said.
The phone was missing and I couldn’t find it anywhere. My partner retrieved her phone and called it. I didn’t hold much hope in that though; the phone would surely be dead by now. But all of a sudden a jingle, which directed me to the other side of the bed where I searched the floor – it wasn’t there. The jingle was coming from under the king size bed on my partner’s side. I retrieved the phone which was under the bed about three feet from the edge.
A Message from the Universe
It remains a mystery how it ended up beneath the bed charged to 94%. What I find interesting is that my partner rarely wakes up and shares a dream, and in this case it happened to be about silencing cell phone noise.
I love unexplainable mysterious things because there’s always a message in them from the Universe. In this case perhaps a message for both of us.
Interpreting the Message
Sorting out messages isn’t always easy. They don’t always relate to the traditional meaning of a symbol either. Traditionally, the phone would mean lack of communication but when combined with the shared dream perhaps the message is to silence the noise in my life, or remove the distractions, including my lovely Samsung Galaxy. I also find it interesting that the phone was almost fully charged even though it was not on the charger and had been in the red. Perhaps my feeling that my battery is low at times could be eliminated by simple things such as removing the distractions and trusting everything that matters will get handled. When I sat with all this – it all rang true (pun intended).
So, I will recharge my battery by removing the distractions in life and silence my message alerts to listen for a higher call.
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