The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 09, 2007

Dreamweaving in Suquamish

March 9, 2007 ~ Suquamish ~ There is a feeling of spring in the last. It poured rain yesterday and today there has been no sun. Is it the angle of the light? Or perhaps the returning song of the robins? A couple of pileated woodpeckers have stopped by to nibble at the suet right outside of our dining room window.

We actually had two days of sun earlier in the week and got out in the yard and finished pruning. We sat in the yard on Monday in the sun and listened to a class from the program with Bob Doyle that we signed up for. We learned of Bob through The Secret. We are loving the program. If you want to learn more, contact us.

So much has been going on with us. We remind ourselves daily to remember that it is about the journey and not the destination. It's also about remaining in the NOW......otherwise you miss the whole process. So much has happened since we watched The Secret.....5 times now and counting and then the Oprah shows about The Secret. It feels quite amazing at times.

It was a long process to arrive at this place. We kept trying to make our move to Washington work but it continues to feel like an uphill climb. After 2 years we finally stopped long enough to think about other possibilities.

It has been a good thing that the winter has been long, wet and dark and kept us housebound. We needed that time with ourselves. One can be too busy to hear the messages from the heart. A person needs to be quiet and still and check in with themselves at a deep level once in a while.

We needed time to BE in the moment. Of course, we didn't realize that. It just happened that way. It feels like synchronicity......the way everything came together. Again, it is only in looking back that we can see the process. We needed time to journal and contemplate. Since I began my training toward becoming a coach, I am learning that people avoid looking deeper. They are afraid of the truth.....they are afraid to look back and afraid to look forward. They are afraid of the questions that may come up and the changes truth can bring. We humans don't do change well. We are too attached to an imaginary outcome. We don't like to walk the "tightropes" of life or "free fall off of moutains" or set off on journeys to the unknown. We grow comfortably uncomfortable in the ruts of our lives.