Linda Eleanor Marsanico
2 min readFeb 24, 2021
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I was locked out of property, or virtual space three times within a week or so.I couldn’t access my financial services account even when I changed the log-in information. After repeated attempts I called to speak with an agent who told me that my username was slightly different. The automatic reset process registered only two thirds of what I had typed. I noted the change and was finally able to log in.

Taking a short nap one afternoon, I was awakened by the UPS driver. I went out to ask him a question and my door slammed shut behind me. I had no key or shoes, no phone or coat (just a hoodie) in 30-degree temperatures. Luckily, my rainboots sat in the inner hallway just waiting to be useful. My wonderful neighbors helped me call the locksmith who tried to open the lock with a pin, but the lock was too secure to give us access. For a small fortune, he drilled through the cylinder, wrenched off the doorknob and replaced the unit.

In the third instance I was unable to access my Smashwords account for a few days. This site holds my e-book “Compassion in My Own Words,” After several emails with the help center, I was easily able to log in.

Here were three situations where I was unable to access my information and home within a short period of time. So many feelings came up for me to process: sadness, frustration, anger, confusion, impatience. I worked these through to form a sense of calm and to understand the meaning of what just happened.

Aside from the inconvenience and expense, I got to thinking about any spiritual meaning of being “locked out.” Doors were shut. One was an actual door; the others were virtual. The message was the same. You may be familiar with the notion that when one door closes, another one opens. Here were three doors!

Is a door going to open? If yes, what door will open? What possibility awaits me? I look forward to finding out…

Love & Peace,




Linda Eleanor Marsanico

I am a writer - mostly about love and compassion. I believe that this is a profound way for me to be spiritual, by walking the walk and talking the talk.