I love to take a walk on a previously unknown trail in the woods. The feeling of discovery! Secret, narrow, winding paths are the best. Would you agree?
And on such a walk today with my husband and Sadie (yes the cute one!) I was again reminded of the mirror and metaphor between our encounters and our current state of life.
I’m on a new path, a brand-new journey… literally on the wooded path right now and in my life, like TODAY.
I have embraced a new vision. The events of 2020 have set me up for this.
I am never more clear about my path than ever before in my life. Although I’ve been on this current path since 2005, I knew my path would make surprising turns and even, double-backs, sometimes feeling like I was having to re-do the work.
But my life experiences have all been part of the journey – the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Along this trail, like on a real hike, I often look for the trail blazes (like the one pictured here) along the way to remind me that, yes, I’m on the right path.
In life, those markers have been my dreams, astrology, and synchronicities (those “strange coincidences”) in daily life.
Dreams have shown me where I need to make attitude adjustments. They’ve provided messages on what I actually should be doing, as well as plenty of practice to prepare me for what’s to come even though I may not realize it at the moment.
Sometimes I learn how I really feel about myself or situations in my life, underneath all the surface emotions. And most importantly, they have given me guideposts on what to do next.
Astrology has been a constant companion of mine since I was 12-years-old. It has helped me uncover my talents as well as bringing light to challenging habit patterns of thinking. It has helped me with timing.
Coupled with dreamwork, the lunar cycles have helped me see important messages within my volumes of dreams…ones that point to my soul’s purpose, and some that help me see how well I’m following those messages (or not).
Then, I add in mindfulness and presence which help me to recognize synchronicities (those strange coincidences in life) that help me see opportunities which I may never have noticed before.
And it’s interesting that part of my journey, of my soul’s purpose, is to share my techniques with others. This works. I know it does. It works for me and I’m sure that it can help others. Perhaps you?
I’m teaching my first-ever workshop in a “retreat” format. We’ll spend the day together (via Zoom) going through these tools, sharing, and coming out of it, hopefully, with some insights on our path. These are tools that you can bring forward in helping the beginner with starting their path, and even the spiritually-experienced to refine their path.
I hope you can join us in this retreat. November 28, 2020.