As we sat sipping our tea and sharing our lives with one another, My friend looked at me and said, “Pat you are riding the wave.” That really resonated deep within me. I have never surfed, but have watched the surfers here on Maui and it looks exhilarating and fun. Being on top of the wave and flying through the water and air appears to be both scary and adventurous. I know beginner surfers have been injured when the wave hits and they go under. It looks so easy, but it takes many years of commitment and practice.
This made me reflect on my own life and deciding to become a Certified Sacred Sexual Educator. I feel like I am riding the wave and it is fun, adventurous and exhilarating. For me, riding the wave is being aligned with Spirit and allowing things to flow to me with peace, ease and grace. Although it is not effortless, it almost feels like it because ideas and people “show up” to show me the next step for my journey.
For example, although people have known me for the last 10 years as “Simply a Woman of Faith” and I will always be Simply a Woman of Faith, I wanted to reinvent myself and get business cards and a website for my new business. I prayed and asked Spirit to lead me to someone who could help me with a new website.
The next day I was sharing with my daughter, Mary, about wanting to create a new website. She said, “Mom, I can do it for you, it’s easy.” The next thing I knew while we were still on the phone, she was creating a new website through Word- press, which I am familiar with and we will work on it together. We went to GoDaddy and found a name for my new business. It will be “Sacredawakeningandhealing.com” I am so excited and will let you know when it is done.
If I want to continue to ride the wave and not crash and get tossed around and get injured, I need to FOCUS. To be honest, this is not my strongest point. Whenever I leave the house, Larry’s parting words are “Pat, remember to FOCUS.” We laugh because he knows me well and how I dance through life sometimes and don’t take the time to think about things before I jump in head first.
Not only do I need to FOCUS, but I need to pay attention to how I’m taking care of myself in body, mind and spirit. I must be balanced in all areas of my life: eating healthy, exercise, resting, time alone and time with Larry and friends and family.
My number one priority is my relationship with self and Spirit. I take the time each day to go within to pray and meditate. I ask for help and guidance with EVERYTHING. I listen and follow through when I hear the small, still voice of God. I TRUST that I am always being guided and if I am doing something that is not for my highest good, I will be redirected. It is just like when the GPS on your phone says recalculate when you are going in the wrong direction. I have my personal GPS guiding me.
Many years ago, I made a commitment to do God’s will and follow wherever I was being led. I am living in the mystery and don’t know what’s ahead and that is a good thing I take one day at a time and choose to live in the present moment because that is really all there is.
I could not have imagined 10 years ago when I retired from the VA that I would be living on Maui, married to my soulmate and now starting a new career at age 72. Oh happy day. I want to continue practicing riding the wave and trusting God with this adventure called my LIFE.
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