I remember as a child hearing that “Order is heaven’s first law.” I think it was when my mother wanted me to clean my room. In addition, I know that my friend Judy used to say, “Order is about finding a place for everything and then it is about remembering where it is.”

Therefore, order is really about knowing where everything is. That is the kind of order I hire an assistant for. It could not be an innate Divine Quality, or it would have come naturally. Straightening out my desk does not come naturally to me. Keeping clean closets and drawers? for some it comes naturally, but for the rest of us?

If you study personality types, you understand there are different ways of being. Therefore, the above could not exactly be what order as a Divine Quality means. However, the very fact that most of us, including myself, have a longing to have things in their proper place, (I really feel better when they are that way) and that is why I get someone else to do those things. Therefore, it is an indication that there is something here to look at.

You can relax because I am not going to tell you that order definitely means a clean desk, because you will check mine! Instead, I want to share a story.

A Navajo Indian and his friend were in downtown New York City, walking near Times Square in Manhattan. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns, taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wailing. The sounds of the city were almost deafening. Suddenly the Navajo said, “I hear a cricket.” His friend said, “What? You must be crazy. You couldn’t possibly hear a cricket in all of this noise!”

“No, I’m sure of it,” the Navajo said, “I heard a cricket.” “That’s crazy,” said the friend. The Native American listened carefully for a moment, and then walked across the street to a big cement planter where some shrubs were growing. He looked into the bushes, beneath the branches, and sure enough, he located a small cricket.

His friend was utterly amazed. “That’s incredible,” said his friend. “You must have super-human ears!” “No.” said the Navajo, “My ears are no different from yours. It all depends on what you’re listening for.” “But that can’t be!” said the friend. “I could never hear a cricket in this noise.” Yes, it’s true,” came the reply.

“It depends on what is really important to you. Here, let me show you.” He reached into his pocket, pulled out a few coins, and discreetly dropped them on the sidewalk. Then, with the noise of the crowded street still blaring in their ears, they noticed every head within twenty feet turn and look to see if the money that tinkled onto the pavement was theirs. “See what I mean?” asked the Navajo. “It all depends on what’s important to you.”

What is important to you? What do you listen for? What are you hearing lately? When you listen to the news? When your friends talk? When you listen to your own internal dialogue?

What do your eyes see? Do you see a world that is torn by strife and terrorism? Do you see lack and limitation all around you? Do you see not-enoughness? Do you see random events happening with no control over them? Do you see chaos? Alternatively, do you see with a different set of eyes and hear with your inner ears that KNOW without a doubt that everything? In addition, I do mean everything. Is in perfect Divine Order. After all, if you know “the Secret”, it all works by the Law of Attraction.