I’ve traveled a lot for both business and pleasure
over the years. About ten years ago, in reading spiritual articles and
books, I read a suggestion to request benevolent outcomes for all the
events in your life. I decided to try it out, and was amazed how PERFECTLY
it worked for everything-- from small requests, such as a parking spot
next to a busy restaurant or a seat on a busy Paris subway, to the really
important situations in my business and personal life. After having
made these requests between 10,000 and 15,000 times, I am firmly convinced
that our Guardian Angels are there to assist us in living more gentle
lives. We just have to ask.
I request Most Benevolent Outcomes for all my trips.
When it comes time to go to the airport, I say, “I request a Most
Benevolent Outcome for the drive to the airport in safety and with no
delays. Thank you.” At the airport, I’ll say, “I request
a Most Benevolent Outcome that my bags arrive safely and on time. Thank
After dinner in Milan, Italy one night, I walked out
to a busy boulevard, thinking I would easily find a taxi back to my
hotel. All the taxis that passed were full, so after five minutes, I
requested a Benevolent Outcome for a taxi. Before the words were completely
out of my mouth, a taxi turned right in front of me, I signaled to him,
and off we went to the hotel.
The Milan airport is a long drive outside the city,
so I requested a Benevolent Outcome for someone to share my taxi at
5:00 am. The next morning when I checked out of the hotel there were
no people in sight. I was resigned to paying for an expensive taxi,
when in walked six doctors from the Mayo Clinic. They had hired a mini-bus
to take them to the airport and invited me to join them, at no charge!
Jean from Ontario, Canada was in Seattle exploring the
city by bus. She asked for a Benevolent Outcome for her ride downtown.
As the driver approached the front of the Seattle Center, home of the
Space Needle, a delivery truck suddenly stopped in front of him. The
bus driver brought the bus safely to a stop within inches of the truck.
No one was injured, and Jean was able to joke with the driver about
all the paper work he had just avoided!
What are some other Most Benevolent Outcomes (MBO’s)
you can request while traveling?
Request a MBO for no delays in the security line;
· Request a MBO for sitting next to someone interesting;
· Request a MBO for getting the best room in a hotel;
· Request a MBO if you are having to “standby”
for a flight that’s quite full;
· Request a MBO for seats on busy subways, buses, or trains;
· Request a MBO when you are in dangerous places for your safety;
· Request a MBO each time you take part in a sport, such as
skiing, on a trip;
· Request a MBO for pleasant weather conditions for your excursions.