I just realized that it has been a month since my last post. I apologize. I suppose I have been gathering my internal resources to prepare for future battles. This unintended hibernation has been a time of meditation and reflection. It is no secret that the election was shocking to me, and I have watched with a mingling of horror, disgust, and a perverse sort of fascination, while wondering if our nation will survive. This is not a political post, though, just an offer of explanation.
A client of mine came in a few weeks ago. There was nothing particularly notable about the session, except that she seemed to be quite in touch with herself, and possessed a level of peace that I do not often see in people. I commented on it, and she suggested reading a book called, The Miracle Morning. She told me that it really helped her get her life on track. Out of curiosity, I downloaded it on Kindle, and have been working my way through it. I say “working” because there are concepts and suggestions that you really need to consider, for instance:
What would your perfect life look like?
What would you need to do to accomplish it?
Why do you want the things that you desire?
As a Piscean woman, I tend to just flow through life. When I have a dream or desire, I manifest the vision in my head, then it just sort of happens. I don’t worry too much about details or steps, because I have a very assertive and driven partner who likes the take the lead, and though my desires usually create the framework, he tends to build it. I also tend to not get too hung up on the steps to get there. I find that when I cling to a plan, it disturbs my psyche if something changes.
Case in point, yesterday, I had a massage appointment scheduled in Key West, which is a two hour drive from Key Largo. I left early to get there in plenty of time, because I wanted to stop off and see my father before (we hadn’t spoken since the holidays, and he had been on my mind). I made it all the way to Big Pine Key, which is about 35 mins from Key West, when work called to tell me I had two appointments scheduled at the resort. I was quite annoyed, and considered telling them where to stick it, but then I remembered that things tend to happen for a reason, and I headed back home.
Last night, about 8:30, I received a call from my dad. He was coming back from Miami, where he had been for the past couple of days (unbeknownst to me). He wanted to stop by and see me on his way to Key West. Ironically, after all of the silliness over work, I still got to see my dad. This type of thing happens to me pretty regularly. I’ve learned to just go with it.
Getting back to The Miracle Morning, I have found the book to be useful in creating a new vision for my future (amusingly, the full moon tonight is a perfect time for manifesting). I have been casting about since moving to the Keys, trying to figure out just what in the hell I want. I could very easily live another 40-50 years, and the life I will have looks absolutely nothing like the life I had raising my children, going to school, and starting a business.
Some of the goals that I have come up with are as follows:
I am making financial decisions that will grant me a comfortable lifestyle both now and in retirement.
I want to be slim and healthy for quality of life as I age.
I want to read at least 15 mins every day from a book that will increase my knowledge and personal growth.
I want to be a better partner in my relationship.
I want to write a book.
None of these goals are beyond my reach, yet all of them take mindfulness and dedication to achieve. This book has been a wonderful focusing tool for me. I am eager to see where this leads me.