Wow! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! When I checked the date of my last post to this blog, I was struck by how quickly I’ve gone from July 7th to August 21st. Lots has happened and I know there is lots more to come.
Since July, I’ve seen my life take some dramatic turns. Perhaps the most stunning (for me) was that the July offering of ‘Decloaking…and living authentically‘ was my last in the program room. As I moved through those five days with a small group of women, gathering to explore and reclaim their lives, I was very aware that this was my ‘last pass’ in this conversation. The results were dramatic and outstanding – and that’s what I think we all deserve.
From there, I took a deep breath, wandered through a couple of days of not doing much at all, then boarded a cruise ship in Vancouver for Alaska, with my mother, my adult sons and two wonderful friends. What a great time that was! This was my 5th cruise to Alaska and for me, it’s one place I never tire of. The word ‘majestic’ is truly legitimate when speaking of this magical place. Massive… expansive… empty of all that ‘civilization’ offers and yet filled with its own glory. Watching it all go by from the verandah of our suite was peaceful and invigorating, at the same time.
The six of us shared meals every day. We laughed a lot! We poked each other and pointed to make sure that no magical moment was missed. We took pictures…. lots and lots of pictures!… likely close to a 1000 between two of us. It was a wonderful experience for me and one that I will long remember.
Long ago, my mother and I would take road trips with my sons. I remember those like they were yesterday. I wasn’t much on picture taking then so the images I carry from those escapades are stored in the cells of my being… as vibrant and clear and bright as the day they happened. Inside, I knew this would be the last great ‘road trip’ that my mother and I would share with these now-grown, adult men. Perhaps the next one will include their mates – and who knows? One of these days, maybe I”ll get to be the grandmother. 🙂
And now, my head is down and my attention is completely focused on editing the 30+ hours of raw recorded material that came from that last ‘Decloaking’ experience. So far, I’m through the first two days and it’s compelling stuff! Funny… much of it I have no memory of having ever come out of my mouth…
And so, the Flame of ‘Decloaking’ will continue to burn through the expressions of others. Sheila and Amy will be offering this five-day journey in Ottawa and the US; and in Halifax. The soon-to-be-completed multi-disc CD set that carries my last July experience will form part of these journeys. So, although I’m not there ‘in the flesh’, energetically I will continue to be in the flow of these journeys. This too, will be magical.
My future is emerging, from one day to the next. I have no idea what tomorrow brings AND I know that the sense of excitement and eagerness to engage that my body carries tells me that the ‘more’ of who I can become is in the process of moving, taking shape for its expression when its time has come. In some ways, I feel like a horse heading for the barn; and in other ways, I feel like the small vibration that knows its destiny is to become the 8.9 earthquake that will reshape the land.
In this moment, details elude me – and are unnecessary. I continue to invite and allow; I breathe and follow the impulse; I claim the truth of my own experience; I stay in the tough conversations with myself and others; I am wiling to stand alone and know myself to do so; and I know that in doing all of this, I shape my world.
In all this, I know I am already manifesting what, in this moment, seems only to be coming. And yet, truth be told, it is already here.
Breathing is good…