Welcome to my peace filled space..Thank you for honoring my most unexpected week offline…and for returning to share energy:)
I knew that my trip to Rochester to attend New Moon would be wonderful..I had no idea it would be *life changing*…
In choosing to embrace new and different..me who usually shares everything…will not use this space to describe the specifics of this trip to you, because I have decided to hold on to the extremely precious moments, laughter, love, healing, joy, peace, insights that I shared…
I was given a precious gift, and instead of allowing Fear to deflect this gift, I chose to ‘say yes’ and decided to allow Faith to guide me and to open my heart to All that was presented to me throughout the weekend…
I was given Answers to the very questions that for the last few months I had been unable to gather clarity around for myself. These Answers came in various forms, and by embracing new and different I opened my heart in some spaces that had been closed…
I would normally share these moments here and in conversation, but it was such a precious gift that the best I can do now is to say that as each insight, each particle of love, settles into my Being, I will share the new creations with you… I will say that in one day on the plane on my return trip home, then in the car driving from the airport, then while reconnecting with my children I was given three unique, heartfelt situations to apply my gifts of clarity and healing to…Affirmations that all that I had experienced in NY came home with me…
Sometimes when I am handed a gift, in my excitement and enthusiasm, I turn to the One next to me and share it..sometimes even as I am unwrapping it…and then perhaps in my enthusiasm I even give it completely away..because I want that One to experience it too. What I have learned is that my gift is for me to savor, relish, delight in and then..then when my heart is full…then, I shall create with it and give away that creation…
Love..given, received, magnified, polished…and then given away in a pure, golden form.
While in NY, each morning when I woke, I would dress then go outside in my bare feet to greet the morning. What enlivens my Essence and what I carry within me is my connection with the sky, with the Earth, with Mother Nature..I like to feel the elements of air, sunshine, even rain on my skin..I like my feet to touch Earth..I like to listen to the trees…I like to “read” the day…Calms me, energizes me, is me..
Perhaps the first morning the others were a bit surprised to find me outside in the very chilly air in my bare feet, but they put aside their surprise, put on their jackets and joined me outside–each and every morning. Which made my heart very happy. They may not have understood, but.. they joined me..without me even asking..and *that* is Love…One may not understand, but choose to be fully present anyway….
On my last morning, I had a few moments outside by myself. I stood on the lawn, and I breathed in the fresh air. While some expressed sadness at out departure…my heart overflowed with gratitude for the experience, for the connections, for the treasures that shall remain with me always..My life is changed, and I am so thankful to have shared in all that I did..
So, I stood there knowing I had experienced Love…Divine…Unconditional..True…Love..
Each one of us allowed ourselves to Trust enough to share from our most vulnerable places, from our most confident places, from each and every place within our Being..And when One allows such openness, Love may be placed in that space..
At home, when I breathe in the air, the trees speak to me..Wind is one of my best friends..guides me as I sail, knocks me down when I compromise, brushes me off when I rise, teaches me so much..(As I write this today, my friend Wind is whipping through my harbor, rattling boat lines, lapping water against my boat hull–hello Wind)…There in NY as I breathed in the air, with a heart full of gratitude, a gentle breeze shook the leaves of one tree..and it spoke to me..
The tree gave me this poem..and as I turned to run into the house to get paper so I wouldn’t lose the words, one friend came out and was surprised that instead of a warm greeting, I ran past saying the tree gave me a poem..
But guess what…I wrote the poem, and gave it to my friend..who Knew..accepted me as I am–the barefoot girl outside in the chilly air listening to the trees– read my words..and then smiled with Love…because yes..the tree gave me a poem to sum up my experience at New Moon…Friends don’t have to understand..they just love you anyway *grin*…
A Blanket of Love
May you allow Love to color everything in your sight..
All of your experiences shall be infused with Radiant Light.
May you allow Love to touch you in your personal place,
Of Doubt ooh..yep, doubt. and Pain..searing pain..transforming it to magnificent Grace.
May you allow Love to carry your fears away,
To embolden your steps with Faith..throughout your entire day.
May you allow Love to fold you into a warm embrace,
To gently trace your tear as it glides down your face.
May you allow Love to hold your hand when you feel,
Anything “less than”; imperfections make you real…
May you allow Love to blanket you through the night,
So that you may rest peacefully and wake open to delight..
*You* are Radiant and Beauty filled…as Glorious in your perfections as you are in your imperfections..Celebrate both!…Each facet is uniquely yours and allows you to reflect to All…that which fills their heart..May you celebrate all that is *You*!
May you allow Unconditional Love to reflect to you All that brings you Peace…