It has been a while since I have written a blog post. As you can see we have been busy with our trip to New York and Bethesda. I have to say that I loved New York, albeit we were there for just a short time: five days in total. It was enough for me. We were both exhausted by the time we set out for my When The Soul Speaks healing workshop in Bethesda Maryland and we were really ready to slow things down just a bit.
Admittedly, I did not know anything about the east coast of the United States (or Canada for that matter) before this trip. It was really outside of my comfort zone to travel like we did. But, it all worked out and I have such amazing memories to linger over for a lifetime because I made this trip! It has reminded me that I CAN step outside my comfort zone, and there are plenty of gifts there that I would not have access to, if I just play it safe all of the time.
New York, in itself, was such an experience! But I have to say the biggest thrill for me was meeting my souls sisters and brothers in Bethesda. Learning about some different healing modalities (Myofascial Release and Breath Work for example) was quite the experience for me. It sparked my curiosity for sure. I was completely out of my comfort zone there as well. But, because I was with all of these beautiful non-judging people I felt completely at home and safe in participating.
I have to tell you that I am not the world's best traveler. I am quirky as all get out. When I am out of my element,I have always had the tendency to get a quite anxious, and when I do it is not at all good for my husband, or anyone around me. For some reason I was open and excited this time, and I mostly enjoyed all of the experiences, even when I was tired.
I mean, I got to meet my beautiful friend/soul sister Laura Probert, Physiotherapist, Myofascial Release practitioner, fellow Warrior Love, and many more publications, author!!! And, as if that was not enough, I got to meet my other sister, my book designer, fellow artist in WL journals, and beautiful friend, Atousa Raissyan! Also, I met Phil Tavolacci, my brother from When Your Soul Speaks group. His book, What's In Your Web is already changing the way I think about my body and my health!). I met Amy Bernier, in person too. She and I have been friends on Facebook for a year and a half.
I met many other new friends and teachers there as well. What a Spiritual experience getting to go to this place! Before this trip, I had not even imagined what joining up with this wonderful group of healers, to participate in this healing workshop, would look like! It was an incredible and magical event. What a gift!
I came away curious about all sorts of things. For starters I am now really interested in Myofascial Release work. I feel like being exposed to this therapy might be a Divine gift; perhaps even the answer to years of unsolved problems? I will keep you all posted. I am excited to work with someone here on the coast, on releasing stored trauma in my body; trauma that may have been influencing the quality of my life for a very long time (When I think of all the trauma my body has been through, I get a renewed sense of appreciation for what this body has done for me. Think surviving a car crashing over a 700 foot cliff as just one of those traumas)?
So, now that things are starting to calm down, what do I want to focus on? This is the million dollar question for me right now. I have my little book to market. I want to do some more writing. I always have ideas about that. Warrior Joy was just released!!! That is so exciting. I want to work on my art. Travelling cut into my art and now I have to settle back in. I feel compelled to keep moving forward. Sometimes I am not sure where that desire comes from? I sometimes think it would be easier to just relax and do nothing. Doing stuff can be painful. It takes risk and it takes being vulnerable to put myself out there. But the truth is that it is exciting being in the arena with all the other warriors.
It is dull, being safe. So, I will keep on looking for more adventures and keep plugging forward on my life journey.
I think about the miracles that I have been gifted because I put myself in an uncomfortable place and was ready to go with the challenges that might come out of being in a spot. I know this courage is the secret to getting to experience all of our desires. It is like getting the go-ahead to eat from the tree of forbidden fruit. That fruit is not poisonous like we have all been told! That fruit is merely the doorway to getting to experience miracles. Don't believe it when people who tell you something is too risky; off limits to us because of some short-coming they think we may have, or that we ourselves believe we have! Biting into the forbidden fruit is exactly where all the gifts are. If you listen to the worriers, you will never experience any of the miracles. I say bite into that apple. Let the juice run down your chin. Don't be afraid to let people know you took that risk! Never feel ashamed that you had the courage to try something out. You are the one who will strike gold because of your willingness to keep digging, and the people who judged you for trying something risky out, will line up for your autograph when you succeed. I know success takes risking our safety, in one way or another. So let's all celebrate our courage together. Let's support each other in being brave. Woo hoo!
What risk will you take today? Let me know in the comments below if you like. I will tell you what risks I have taken today in return. Lots and lots of love and light to you all! <3
Love and Light,