Sometimes, I have to pause… and take a breath… and remind myself of how lucky I am. For a nano-second, I stand in awe of how fortunate I am that I am blessed to lead this life. And in the next nano-second, I am reminded by mySelf that I created it all!
This past week-end, 13 women gathered to discover what’s next. What an effortless experience it all was! No agenda, no handouts, no presentations, no notes…. just us – coffee/tea in hand, comfy chairs and each other.
For two days, we talked and we listened. At some times, tears of laughter; and at other times, tears of letting go. Through it all, not a single soul was lost or rescued, broken or fixed; and not a one was lost to herSelf.
We spoke of discovering that we are not alone. Strange – so frequently we have come together in other ways and yet, the notion of being alone had lingered.
In one breathtaking moment, one of the women said: “I know I am The One’. In truth, each of us knows : “I am The Only One who can carve out my life.”
I am The One who knows the truth that I carry inside. I choose to speak or silence the voice that I AM.
I am The One who determines the eyes through which I see. I choose the veil of history and repeat; or create the life that will emerge.
I am The One who knows a meaningful life from a practical one. I choose to be seen or fade inevitably into the shadows.
I am The One who creates the world that I call my own. I choose to sharpen the edges or allow my senses to be dulled.
I am The One who decides my fate. I choose LIFE or allow all that I carry to turn to dust.
I am The One. If not me, then who?
In two short days, each of us knew – in body, mind and spirit – that if it is to be, it’s up to me. If not me, then who?
If you’re life is to be, it’s up to you. If not you, then who?
Three years ago, in January 2006, I woke up and knew that I was no longer the same. Again, it plays itself out and I wonder: now what? I have a great sense of ‘knowing’ and yet no details. I trust completely and yet have no evidence to say that I should. And in these last two days, I have found myself in the company of others who have learned to trust the magic in themselves.
I am clear: the adventure has begun!
Breathing is good…