How I Was Saved By A Hat And An Umbrella

I was on my way to get a ninety minute massage; my birthday gift to myself. I was so excited to enjoy the healing touch of one of the most amazing massage therapists on the planet, Chance Welton.

Driving happily on the 101 freeway towards beautiful Topanga Canyon, listening to the musical, Matilda, singing along and really enjoying myself, I suddenly heard this loud noise.


I thought it was a noisy car that was driving in the other lane, but then the noise wouldn't stop. So I turned off the music just to make sure this noise was not coming from my car.

But it was coming from my car. I realized that I had a flat tire and I had been driving with the flat tire for the last 20 seconds.… Luckily, I was in the right lane and could easily pull to the side of the road to the wide shoulders.

While I was waiting for AAA road service to come and help me with the flat tire, I thought to myself; “Ok, what now? What am I going to do while I’m waiting here for AAA? Who knows how long it’s going to take them to arrive… Shall I wait in the car? Or should I get out of the car? Where would it be the safest to wait?”

There Is A Lesson In Every Experience.
Sometimes The Lesson is Clear,
Other Times We Need To Do Some Digging.

As always, I ask myself, “What is there for me to learn from this situation or experience?” I wasn’t sure what my lesson was; after all, somehow I got myself into this situation in this moment in time. As much as I had planned to be somewhere else, I was right here, sitting in my car on a very hot, summer, southern, California day.

First, as I buckled up, I invited all the angels I could possibly invite to surround the car and keep me safe at all times. I pulled out my iPhone and started to write this article on my notes application.

Flat tire and umbrella

AAA arrived before I wrote half of this article. I needed to get out of the car so he could work on my car, stand in the sun, and wait until my spare tire was installed. Then I could continue driving to my wonderful healing massage which I was so looking forward to having very soon.

When You Have A Plan But Things Are Not Going Exactly According To Your Plan, How Do You Respond?
With Anger, Frustration, Worry, Indifference, Or Do You Go With The Flow Or Make Adjustments?

Even though the variables of your plan may change your mind-set and attitude,
it can be an orientation to life. Choose how you wish to respond and start practicing that. You will save yourself extra stress and you’ll know that when you are relaxed and calm your body can heal and/or not produce new symptoms.

Before I left home, I got this hunch to take a hat with me, but then I dismissed it with the thought that I’ll be in the car and then arriving to Chance’s (yep, that his name, Chance) place that is nestled among the trees, so I won’t need the hat.
Who knew that I would so desperately need it now? I was so happy and surprised to find another hat in the car AND an umbrella to protect me from the pounding sun as I stood on the side of the road.

Sometimes our lessons are very deep. This time it was simple. My conclusion was to always have a hat and umbrella in the car. I was so grateful for those two items. Had I not had them, I would have arrived toasted and roasted to my massage. I hadn’t applied any sunscreen or lotion because I knew I was about to enjoy the wonderful oils and essential oils with my massage. I had not been prepared for this flat tire.

Within forty minutes, I was enjoying the air-conditioning in the car and on my way again to see Chance. I was noticing every little thing to be grateful for while I drove. The two earthly angels from AAA, the woman who made sure someone was coming quickly to help me and the guy who actually replaced the tire. My iPhone, the seat belt, my car, the spare tire, Chance’s flexibility in his schedule, the trees, the view on the way as I continued driving into the depths of Topanga Canyon, definitely, the extra hat, and the umbrella and above all MY LIFE, all were a part of the serendipity of that day.

Topanga Cyn Road

Maybe my lesson was to stop for a moment and appreciate the day, maybe it was to be grateful that I’m alive, maybe…. a thought crossed my mind. “Hmm…what will be the topic of my next blog?”…and quickly I manifested the topic. Maybe, it was all of the above.

So as I wrap it up for today, I invite you to stop, acknowledge for just a moment the things that normally are taken for granted, and be grateful. Breathe and cherish this moment; who you are and where you are. If you are in a position where you can read this blog, you are so blessed to live where you live, to enjoy technology, and to have the freedom that many others may not have.

Topanga Cyn Mountains

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Meanwhile, many blessings and much love to you and may you experience freedom, health, prosperity, happiness and love, every day you are living on this earth.

Sigal Zoldan 
Founder of Infinite Realities International- Holistic Healing
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Results Coach
 & Forensic Healer

Sigal incorporating these modalities in her practice:
Foot & Handwriting Analysis, 
The Grinberg Method, Past Life Regression, Reiki, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing) Neurological Repatterning, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Forensic Healing and more. To learn more about Sigal and her work visit

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How I Was Saved By A Hat And An Umbrella — 2 Comments

  1. Sigal,
    That was Beautiful, and I enjoyed your pictures.your earthly Angels were talking with you that morning and I am glad for that. We all have angels that look over us on a Daily Basis. Once is a while I will see a Bright Light or hear something next to my ear, it could be an Angel or a Bug, I will listen, I have been taught to listen to myself or others just in case of stories like this, I will go check everyones tires to make sure they are okay.

    I have also learned to be prepared for my son’s car, with it being old from the 90’s. One day I went out and I could smell something hot, the Radiator Hose had a hole in it, I was able to fix. We were able to get on the road.

    Sigal, Thank you and I am glad you were able to have your Massage under the Trees.

  2. Sigal, I admired your response to your flat tire…“What is there for me to learn from this situation or experience?" I liked the fact you noticed all the reasons to be grateful and did not focus on any negativity.  

    You also reminded me of how important to listen to the quiet promptings we receive and sometimes I ignore. I am putting an umbrella and hat in my car as a result of your blog.  

    You are a positive woman and I am grateful I met you.  

    Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures of the canyons and your drive. I would hope I would send a card to someone using my mobile phone to make someone's day while I waited.  If/when this were to happen to me, I will remember your example and pray to be protected then I would take out my mobile phone and after calling for assistance, create a card and send it from my phone.  

    Thank you!

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