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1/19/20

In the coming regular blog posts (1-2 per week if all goes well), I’ll be sharing the poignant, fun, magical, frustrating, challenging, joy-filled, enlightening journey that was launched.  I think I’m going to like this decade!  On the other hand, depending on the moment you may ask, I may be throwing my hands in the air and letting it all go.  I’ve dreamed of blogging for a long time, and I’ve known there was a writer in me, and now seems as good of time as any to begin, now that my 60th year is coming to an end. 

Happy New Year!!  What’s your 2020 Vision? 

 


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ARTIST ON WHEELS, COACH IN A COACH, MYSTIC ON THE MOVE II

1/19/20

Let me back up to the inspiration that seeded these changes. It probably goes back to my whole life journey, but I’ll address the most recent significant moment. It’s somehow coming clearer, as it always does in hindsight, that the true catalyst was my trip to Greece in September, 2018. I have taken other trips to paint, play and retreat, a respite from my professional work as a coach, but this trip activated something bigger in me that wanted expression.  It wasn’t as much about the art, as it turns out, as it became more about fresh awareness of my unfolding spiritual and life journey (More about painting, insights, Astypalaia & adventures in Greece to come). 

Bottom-line, I had the sustained experience of connection, grace and flow of staying in the present moment.  Yes, I’ve had numerous experiences, glimpses and sporadic stretches of this kind of bliss, but this was the longest, uninterrupted stretch to date for me.  I was in my zone…aligned, in sync, at peace and in gratitude for weeks.  I knew at some level it was not about the people, the place, the timing or the activities, though it all certainly served (of course, I was on vacation, right?).  It was really about what is possible for me to experience internally, no matter the outer environment and circumstances, should I choose to accept the invitation to fully trust in the present moment.

I came back from Greece with a commitment to myself to pursue my dream of doing my work virtually, as a global citizen, traveling, experiencing, creating, communicating and sharing as I go (I’m a long way from retirement in the professional sense, and it’s a long story I won’t be going into!).  The spiritual piece is about trust for me.  The emotional piece is about connection.  The mental piece is about expansion, and the physical piece is about the actual real time experiences. Oh yes, and the communal is about synergy. 

Watch out what you wish for, dream of and intend!  Life has a way of rearranging things to make way to fulfill on those declarations! I rode that flow wave for several weeks upon return from Greece, and then, layer by layer, the veil to all possibility thickened and I was back into my familiar work/play rhythm.  Not a bad place to be, particularly since I love the work I do, my clients, friends and leisure activities . . . simply back to where I left off.  The downside was that I frequently popped out of the moment and back into reminiscing the past and yearning for something different in the future, i.e. not being present in the moment. How did I get so serious!  Eeck!  That light touch seemed to drift further and further away. 

 


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ARTIST ON WHEELS, COACH IN A COACH, MYSTIC ON THE MOVE . . . .

12/10/19

This chapter really began around my 60th birthday.  I was excited to welcome this next decade, feeling the gentle release of pressure from caring so much, working so hard, aspiring for so much, and trying to make sense of it all.  I didn't quite expect to be hit sideways with a cascading series of events that worked as catalysts for a major life change.  Apparently, some part of me was ready... 

This blog will catch you up on my journey and continue it in real time, at least for those of you that are interested and inspired.  Thank you for taking a moment to become acquainted via this post, and thank you for all those that have encouraged me to share.  

 


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