One of the things I missed doing when I turned 55 last week, was to take the time to journal about looking back, and what I see in the future. The day was far too fun for deepness, then, of course, there was the duckling rescue. What came out of it was deep, but not what I thought I’d be writing about that week in my blog.
So, I did what I ask you all to do, I wrote. I know there is some bit of truth that stilling my mind and listening to my heart will bring. I did the look-back, but then I asked myself what things I wanted to change as I move through the next five years.
EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
I’ve been avoiding making any big personal changes because I’ve been focusing on my business, and building it up so that I can live a more financially comfortable life. And yet, when I asked myself what I wanted from the next five years of this cycle, I wrote, “My first concern is my health, for, without it, there is nothing.”
A few weeks ago I was having tea with EagleSpirit, and as we were parting I said that although I thought I couldn’t deal with changing my diet when I am putting so much focus on my business, I’d come to the realization that I have to do it all — work on my business, change my diet, and finally allowing myself to believe that I am enough.
Her answer was that sometimes you have to die to one part of your life to allow a rebirth to the next.
Danielle LaPorte is another person I am inspired by. She shares herself with deep honesty, and in such a poetic way, I can’t help but be awed by her. This poem she wrote, The Chorus (A poem for those of us always trying to get ahead) struck me when I first read it a couple of years ago, and now I know why. If you are struggling with where to go next, please give yourself the gift of reading or listening to it. She has also recorded it and I love the timbre of her voice, it lulls me into deep listening.
I hear The Chorus now. Two years ago change was tugging at my soul, but I am here now, on the edge of the labyrinth, willing myself to walk it. Ready to die to a new life.
kathy mercure is a writer and a storyteller, who helps her clients to tell their personal and business stories. She is also known as a storylistener and a storyhealer whose life's work is to gently draw stories from her students and help them unblock their writing, find their voice, and heal their lives. Her passion is to support women and men in realizing their true identity as a valued human being, claiming their passions, and speaking their truth as they become their most authentic selves. Contact: kathy mercure, storyteller