The Ceiling Collapsed And Success Is Coming

Ceiling collapsed and success if here

Ceiling collapsed and success if here

It was about 2:30 in the morning.  Fast asleep and dreaming about better days, I was awakened suddenly by a series of very loud clanging noises.  And then all was silent.  Since I have only one neighbor on this floor, the top floor of a small 3 story building, I thought my neighbor had dropped something onto his bicycle – which he keeps in the hallway along with a chest.  Thinking nothing more about it, I went back to sleep.

In the morning, I was horrified by what I saw.  The ceiling in the hallway adjacent to my neighbor’s apartment and the stairway, had a gaping hole with huge pieces of plaster all over the floor.  And lots of water since the incessant rain for several days in a row is what caused the ceiling to give way.

To prevent further unexpected damage, the contractor who surveyed the situation decided to remove a large section of the ceiling temporarily before it could be repaired and plastered.  Needless to say, the hallway is a sight for sore eyes – not exactly conducive to concentrating on work, creative writing or task completion.  So I chose to do a little extra working out at my wonderful health club.

After the workout, while sitting in the jacuzzi and then the sauna, I had a realization that the ceiling collapse was a metaphor for my life.  I have had this experience often.  When I was about to get married, many years ago, the floor in my New York City apartment began to buckle.  I was about to become destabilized.  My whole life was about to change.

At this point I have spent several years concentrating, learning and implementing as much as I could about sharing and branding my presence and my message online. Just 2 weeks ago, I found a magnicent town home on the ocean with views of the intracoastal and the ocean from 2 separate terraces and the master bedroom.  I was about to move from this place which had outgrown its appeal and usefulness – and then the ceiling collapsed.

If I had any doubt beforehand about moving to a new location at a much heftier price, my doubts and fears were alleviated.  The ceiling had collapsed and as far as I am now concerned – the sky’s the limit.  There is no going backward, only moving forward.  Since the ceiling is no longer solidly in place, there is no longer any limit to my potential success.

Watch out world.  I am now unstoppable!


Dr. Erica

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Dr. Erica Goodstone is a Spiritual Relationship Healing Expert helping men and women heal their bodies and their relationships through love. Having presented her comprehensive relationship healing programs throughout the U.S. and Canada over several decades, she has helped literally 1000's of men and women to heal through learning how to love. Dr. Erica believes "Where There is Love There IS a Way". When you love, accept, listen and pay attention to your body, trust your own sense of what you truly desire, and strive to understand, appreciate and really know the other people in your life, anything and everything is possible.

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23 thoughts on “The Ceiling Collapsed And Success Is Coming

  1. Indeed quite a story. Some of us have to be pushed, but it reminds me the point of the article I published today… changes do come in heaps. Why use spoon when there is a shovel handy?

    question is, how we stand in the fire of changes we brought to our lives?

    • Robert,

      We can spoon feed our changes and gradually move toward our goals. However, most of us don’t work that way. We tend to wait until we are shoved or have to jump out of our current situation, like diving into a freezing pool. Whether we want to or not, we will eventually be pushed to change. Isn’t it better to do so consciously and before the big push?


      Dr. Erica

      • Well said Dr. Erica, indeed well said, but consciously working in this process takes time and dedication, and the beginner is more likely to experience the jump of a cliff sensation before things clear out and slow down again.

        It is fair to put a label on it. “You’ve been warned!” (evil laugh tape available on youtube:)

        • Hahaha! I like that “evil laugh tape.” It sometimes feels like that. Time to pay attention to those warnings before the situation escalates.

  2. Hi Dr. Erica,
    thank you for sharing how you used your experiences as a metaphor for what is happening in your life. Just as as well it was in the hallway and not your bedroom!

    For quite a few years now I have been looking for the deeper meaning of my experiences. For example when the car stopped at a traffic light in town and it was a flat battery I looked at recharging my own batteries more.

    May the changes in your life be enjoyable and abundant!
    Love and Light

    • Yorinda,

      We are aligned in our approach to mishaps. I believe there are no accidents and that every incident and every bodily ailment provides a message – if we look deeply to find it. The message can be the key to transforming some aspect of your life that is not working well.


      Dr. Erica

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  4. Hi Dr. Erica,

    Wow what a story! Congrats on your new home too. I experienced some health issues and that is what lead me to pursue my current passion and career as a holistic healer. I learned so much about myself from this experience and the changes I made in my life gave me the strength I needed to start my new business online. Doing this has been so rewarding. I agree with you I feel unstoppable now!



    • Shelley,

      Your blog posts reveal that enthusiasm and passion that you feel. I didn’t know it all began with health problems. So often our problem is really our best friend, because it pushes us toward taking a new step forward.


      Dr. Erica

  5. Hi Dr. Erica,

    I love your metaphor and your story. Congratulations on your new home and a new life! You really deserve it. I know you have worked very hard, but you are now reaping the rewards. You will be able to do anything you have dreamed about.

    These paradigm shifts can occur because of your thoughts, or in this case an episode which smacks you in the face with the “ah ha” moment. The only way this happens is we are consistently moving in a forward motion. Witnessing a ceiling collapse may not be the most preferred sign, but your perspective changed a possibly horrendous experience into a sign of success! You are unstoppable!

    Raena Lynn

    • Raena,

      Your response made me smile. Actually I realize that I have stayed in an uncomfortable place for too long. If you don’t pay attention to the signs and act on them, the signs get bigger and louder. This happens with body ailments and disease and it also happens with life circumstances.


      Dr. Erica

  6. Hi Dr Erica! I cannot believe you slept through the ceiling falling in Too Funny! Thankfully nobody was hurt. Good luck with your new home, they do say that things happen for a reason HUH? Thanks for sharing.. Chery 🙂

    • Chery,

      Fortunately it was the ceiling in the hallway, not inside the apt and luckily nobody was standing under the ceiling when the big chunks of plaster fell.


      Dr. Erica

  7. Hey Erica,

    First, I would like to congratulate you for your new home 🙂 Congratulations, Erica !

    Secondly, I want you to know that when I started reading your story, I was actually ready for some kind of horror story and my heart was beating a little faster too. But nothing about that is mentioned and after that I thought you would tell us how that someone up there fell down and died of heart attack ..LoL…My goodness, what is happening to my imagination ? As I continue my reading, I realised that it is totally different message ! :-))

    Taoist (a religion) believe that your life is protected and the incident is telling you that you are making the right decision for moving away from your existing place. Awww…even if you are reluctant to leave this place, you have reason to believe that it is not for you anymore and you can let it go without heavy heart 🙂 Just sharing taoist belief ! :-))

    Pearly Quah

    • Oh Pearly,

      I feel so grateful that nobody was hurt. The ceiling gave way at about 2:30 AM. Nobody was in the hallway at that time. Even though this is an ugly mess, disconcerting, and unpleasant, it is offering me a message to move on “without a heavy heart” as your taoist message so clearly states. Thank you.



  8. I’ve had some strange experiences that marked a big change about to occur. It sometimes happens with other people or while driving long distance for ideas. It is that realization that unless I do something, I will stay stagnant.

    Good luck with your move. 😀

    • Nile,

      Change and moving seems to be surrounding me. Today, the leader of our Infinite Way meditation group (which I have attended religiously every Sunday for over 10 years), has just sold his home and is moving. Then I thought about it and realized the last 3 clients I have seen in sessions are moving – one is moving to another city, one is moving locally to a different town and one is getting divorced and moving to a different space.

      When you are ready and take the steps toward your dream, the universe conspires to assist. I am seeing it so clearly now.


      Dr. Erica

  9. Hi my friend,
    So many unexplained things happen… just the other day I gave something I was working on a name and the two words began with a “P” and a “T”. My mother died years ago and I have missed her presence so much. When I used just the first two letters “PT” it suddenly dawned on me these were my mother’s initials! I started to cry, but a sense of loss was quickly replaced with love and knowing she’s still with me … life is just full of surprises … much love to you my friend…

    • Hi Lesly,

      Yes. Life brings unexpected events and often appears to be coincidence. I had planned to move and found an incredible place and then the ceiling gave way, reinforcing my decision and that the time was right. All things in due time. Patience is the key – and watching for the signs.

      PT was a loving sign for you.


      Dr. Erica

  10. We all have “ceilings” in our lives, Dr. Erica.

    Unfortunately, we’re not always aware of them. They are there, but really, who ever looks up? When an invisible ceiling is broken, we free ourselves to new possibilities, and unlocking untapped potentials.

    Sounds like you’re moving on up! It’s a good thing the ceiling crashed… what a blessing.

    • David,

      I just finished reading Brendon Berchard’s novel “Life’s Golden Ticket.”
      The ticket is an invitation to just go for it in life. Let go of the fear, the excuses, the reasons why it may not work. Just do it and figure out how as the events unfold.


      Dr. Erica

  11. Wow Dr. Erica… talking of support from the Divine in making definite decisions and “life turn around” GO FOR IT… YOU DESERVE it… New Home – New Life – New You.

    YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE and everyone on your way will benefit from your vibrations…

    Best wishes in every sides of your life Dr. Erica… “Things Happen for a Reason” and that reason is ALWAYS good.. Enjoy the fruits!!!!

    • Hi Nick,

      Thanks for your lovely supportive words. I am truly excited about this move because it is moving my energy forward. For a few years I had on my to-do list that I would clean out some of my cabinets and files. And now, because I am moving, this has spurred me to clean up and discard excess as I pack. Totally uplifting.



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