You haven’t heard from me in two weeks because….we had our baby early!
James Pio Riggio (JP) arrived 10 days early on Sunday, 6/7 at 7:08 am.
It’s been a whirlwind, and I have felt so blessed to feel guided throughout this process.
Throughout both my pregnancy, this pandemic and period of social unrest and change, I have been seeing signs of increased Spiritual Guidance and experiencing Divine Intervention.
You too can connect to this powerful guidance. Here’s how. 😉
Be Open To Messages From Loved Ones and Guides
When we discovered we were pregnant and had our first appointment with my doctor, she went through a series of statistics explaining all the potential health risks this baby could have as a result of our age. Both my husband and I are 45 years old, and we got pregnant naturally.
My husband was pretty unnerved by the conversation. He made it a point to go to church the next day to pray on it and sent me a text message after his visit.
That night after dinner, he blew my mind by telling me, “Lara, before the family comes for Thanksgiving next week, I would like to get glass candy jars with lids for the living room and put Peanut M&Ms in one and Regular M&Ms in the other.”
My jaw dropped because this was not only completely out of character for him to ask to put candy around the house, but it was also a staple in my grandparents’ home. My grandmother had two glass candy jars out at all times, one filled with Peanut M&Ms and one filled with Original M&Ms. My grandmother was letting me know that she was with my husband in the morning and that everything was indeed going to be OK. My husband knew nothing about the M&Ms because my grandparents had passed many years before I even met him.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Focus Your Attention On The Feelings You Want To Manifest
When we had passed the precarious time and our doctor told us we could share we were pregnant, we inquired about a 2 bedroom rental in our building. We were third on a waiting list. So, we looked elsewhere, and got a little nervous when we didn’t find anything that compared to our building in terms of both space and location. A few times a month, we would remind our building manager of our request.
Then, Covid-19 hit NYC.
Everything was at a standstill because of the lockdown. As we entered the last month of my pregnancy, there was still one family on the waitlist before us, and both my husband and I were beginning to worry.
I decided to change my strategy and instead of using human force, calling our manager a few times a week, I decided to engage soul force. I began praying daily and using my manifesting tools.
I sat in the crossed posture (exercise instructions available in the free download below) and repeated this phrase:
“Dear Angels and Guides (My mom and grandmom included)
Please help the right and perfect 2 bedroom apartment fall into our laps like a feather.”
Then, I thought about how I would feel if this happened and repeated this phrase in the same crossed posture (Instructions on how to create your own manifesting phrase in the free download below):
“I can see myself feeling blessed having a sense of grounded ease in this new home.”
Within that same hour, I got a call from my husband saying, “Gerry called and the person in line for the next 2 Bedroom passed on it, so it is ours if we want it!
But Better yet!!!—-The apartment right next door just unexpectedly became available!”
This was the perfect apartment for us as the layout was similar to our current apartment with an extra bedroom and bath! We could keep all our furniture, and the move would be so much easier with it being just next door!
It was a dream come true! Actually, it was a manifesting exercise come true!
I thanked my angels and guides and kept up my daily prayers and manifesting exercises to reinforce the possibility of this blessing coming to fruition.
I sat in the crossed posture daily, repeated my manifesting mantras and imagined how I would feel in this perfect apartment. It all worked out, and we miraculously moved in 5/29, just in time, the weekend before Baby James decided to make his entrance into the world.
Be Conscious and Curious About What Messages Animal Spirit Guides May Have For You
The guidance continued. That Thursday, June 4th, a day before my mom’s birthday, I was sitting in the baby’s room about to start a work call. I heard a bunch of shouting from a protest happening outside, and I said a prayer for the health of the protesters hoping there wouldn’t be another rise in Covid cases. I was scheduled at the hospital for my C-Section in 11 days, approximately two weeks from when the protests started and the incubation period for this virus. At that moment, a Pigeon Dove landed on the windowsill outside and stared at me so intensely, I took notice.
Seeing this unusual sign, I looked up the animal totem meaning and found:
“Pigeon Doves are commonly considered a symbol of motherhood because of their unique ability to produce their own milk and to self-sacrifice for the sake of their offspring.
Historically, dove symbolism is associated with several mother figures:
– The Mother Mary in Christian legend (care, devotion, purity)
– Ishtar in Assyrian culture (promise of hope and salvation)
– Aphrodite and Venus (viewing the soul or a sense of higher love)
As creatures of both the earth and the air, doves serve as liaisons between intuitive thought and common reality. This ability to move between two worlds (sky and earth), bird totems are uniquely posed to funnel higher knowledge down to our human conscious awareness.
The dove represents peace of the deepest kind. It soothes and quiets our worried or troubled thoughts, enabling us to find renewal in the silence of the mind.
Doves teach us that, regardless of external circumstances, peace is always a touch a way – within us – and always available. It is said that if a dove flies into your life, you are being asked to go within and release your emotional disharmony.
The dove’s roles as spirit messenger, maternal symbol and liaison impart an inner peace that helps us to go about our lives calmly and withpurpose.”from Pure-Spirit.com
After I read this, I thought, “Maybe my mom sent this Dove to let me know everything was going to be ok?”
As soon as I thought this, the dove rose up, did a big wing flap, looked at me again, and flew off.
That Saturday night, I had uncomfortable gas pains. It was funny, I didn’t know I was in labor until what felt like gas pains, not cramps, got so intense, it was unbearable. I said a prayer asking for guidance.
I was in the baby’s room online googling the type of pain this could be, when my my husband popped out of bed from a dead sleep and said, “We HAVE to call the doctor!” At 4:00 am, we called her. When I reported the 5 minute frequency of my pain, she said to meet her at the hospital immediately. I was unexpectedly super calm the entire time, and I felt my mom and Grandmom in spirit in the operating room as the team was prepping me for my C-Section.
While it was happening, I was actually marveling about how incredible modern medicine is that I could be totally alert and completely comfortable as my doc pulled him out into his new world.
At 7:08 am, he cried like a champ upon his entrance, and when they put him on my chest both Joe and I were touched to tears.
We are totally in love with him.
And, we are beyond grateful for all the Divine Guidance, help from The Universe and ease with which all this happened.
During this tumultuous time of great change, I invite you too to:
- Open to your own Spiritual Guidance.
- Be aware of and inquisitive about these kinds of signs and their unique message for you.
- Get present to what your heart desires and and how you can call in guidance and support to help you manifest it!
Download Your Manifesting Guide
Get your manifesting exercise instructions here!
There is so much guidance and support available to you. Consciously set your intentions, pay attention to signs you may be receiving, and allow yourself to let go of fear and be guided.
So much love!
Here are some pictures of JP <3