|Dick McNutt Photographer|
There comes a time when each of us pause to reflect backwards to see where we have been in order to see the path before us. It is a dance of balance.
This past twelve months, I have had the great pleasure of teaching thirteen workshops from one week to six months long, many overlapping one another. I was honored and humbled to participate as the National Direction of Connections for the Awesome Women Hub Tour (thank you again Robin my life is forever changed). I got to do a bit of travel. Finished two books and one was just released. We had three healing ceremonies with one hosting over 1,000 participants. Two global fire ceremonies with Sacred Pathways (Kinlen always my soul is touched). A vortex activated. We had the vision of a Sacred Lodge of Sisters coming together, we birthed it, and we have watched it grow into over 5,000 strong in a matter of months. I have been blessed to work with Kay of Here Women Talk as a co-host for the past few months on her radio show YAK; as well as being a guest on a variety of radio shows. I have been humbled to watch some students become teachers and others to step into their authentic soul self's. I have been blessed and humbled to officiate a few sacred unions and more than a few celebrations of life ceremonies. I have been able to speak my passion for life on a larger scope a number of times. And that is just the highlights. There has been the opportunity to meet hundreds of friends face to face this year that I have known on the Internet for years. What a year !!!
With all of life there is time for pauses. I often share about the "pictures"; the pictures that guide my journeys. Given a small piece of the big jigsaw puzzle. It seems always a small piece at a time; never interlocked multiple pieces at once. After a time, the puzzle is completed and it is time to pick up and find a new puzzle to work upon. It has been a ride this year for sure. Now it is time to jump off the coaster and take a break. I often share about balance. Balance is time to play with time to work, time to laugh with time to be serious, and time to be with time to do. So I am taking time to play, time to laugh, and time to be.
Chicago in a few days, then off to Sacramento, San Francisco, and Lake Tahoe. Some time on Captiva and some time to sit on a swing to feel a summer breeze, watch the hummingbirds drink the nectar from the bottle brush, play with some frogs in the puddle oceans created by summer storms, and be amazed by my children and how they have become adults so quickly.
After tomorrow, I will check in, perhaps write a blog or two, share some recorded meditations, and check email. Yet, for the most part I will be unplugged from all the technology and play in some puddles with the frogs. See you all in the Fall !!! My hope is you dance in the rain, play in the sun, and rest in the shade.