This weekend I again thought about my personal mantra : Release, Relax and Recreate, a method that I use to efficiently surf the incoming energy waves.
Saturday had already been a day of releasing, so sunday was relaxing time ! No need to put pressure on myself ! There was a family dinner planned in a restaurant, we took place in the garden and ordered our drinks. As usual water, white and red wine were brought to our table…
I was ready to enjoy a nice dinner in my family’s presence under the warmth of the sun. Suddenly I had flashbacks of my lessons in wine etiquette and I decided to put them into practise.
I’m not used to drink wine, I only drink it now and then, on occasion and usually one glass is sufficient to cover hours at the table.
My former boss tried to convert me to the wine drinkers club several times, but all to no avail. One of his first remarks during my lessons in wine etiquette was : “You are a beer drinker, I can tell that immediately !”
He looked me straight in the eyes. I thought he was preparing for some kind of eye staring contest or dual, then he moved his hands towards his glass, his fingertips gently touched the base of the stem, he kept staring at me while he put his glass to his mouth.
Apparently he was awaiting my move ! I tried to give him the same authorious look and confidently moved my hand towards my glass, then instinctively my hand enfolded the entire bowl of the glass as I lifted it towards my mouth !
“Gotcha”, my boss exclaimed !
I had to confess he was right, It dawned on me that this wasn’t an elegant and civilized manner to drink wine. But hey…we lived in different worlds ! Instantly there were flashbacks in my head of bbq’s amongst friends, soccer games and after parties, concerts and festivals. I had difficulties imagining the same scenarios at the golf club !
Back to the now, I decided to pour a small amount of red wine in my glass but then my eyes caught the label on the bottle, making me quickly forget again all forms of etiquette and rules !
Spirit had a funny way of giving me the next clue in my “recreation process” : On the South African Cabernet Sauvignon bottle was written : “Expect the unexpected” ! The name “ONVERWACHT”, means unexpected in my native language aswell. WACHT means to wait, to have patience…I was stunned !
The universe has its own ways to make something clear to us. I wonder what message you got this time….
Phuro! Be inspired!