What a ride! Self-Discovery blooming into self-reliance. Thinking, self-directed, fully awake, fully alive men and women.
Last September, those starting their Hero’s Journey were little eaglets, chirping in the nest high above the canyons of their minds, their hearts, and their lives. Now, they are launched from the nest, effortlessly soaring the uplifts and air currents which the universe brings to support their journeys into their magnificence.
What are some of the fruits of this journey?
Delight: I have discovered the ability to delight in the world around me. That little five year old squealing joyously with the exuberance only a five year old can know once annoyed the living daylights out of me. Now, I find myself smiling broadly, thoroughly enjoying what it is to be ‘five’.
Awareness: I am the Observer, not the Opinionator, and as such, I delight in continually learning more and more and more about this wonderful world in which I live.
Effortlessness: There is a difference between rewarding work and toil. In the Garden, Adam tended the Garden. Once expelled from the Garden, he toiled, struggling to bring forth the harvest from the soil. The one was effortless co-creation. The other, drudgery. Effortless means the experience of accomplishing the objective is joy rather than toil. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take joy!
Courage: We learn that all the riches in life are within us. Following our bliss is our decision to be alive to our purpose and passion, to be willing to do whatever it takes to make that unique contribution which is the expression of the Divine abiding in our hearts. Many hear the Herald’s Call to this Greatest of all Adventures. Few ever find the courage to answer that call. We did.
Gratitude: HA!!! I love this one! Gratitude as CAUSE!!! The more I see for which I consciously give thanks, the more there is in my life for which gratitude is the spontaneous response flowing forth from my heart. And, just as an aside, it is impossible to be anxious or depressed when your heart is filled with gratitude.
Emotional Mastery: I’ve been called ‘annoyingly happy’. To that, I smile and say ‘THANK YOU!’ [There’s that gratitude thing again!] I Choose Happy! It’s good for my health. I, and only I, have the power to determine my emotional state.
Responsible: I am 100% Responsible for EVERYTHING in my life. So, if I am happy, it’s my choice. If I am angry, it’s also my choice. If I don’t like what is happening in my world, or if I absolutely LOVE it, it is still my choice….. Out of taking this on, I also get
Freedom: Once I own that I am 100% responsible for everything in my life, I am set free from caring about the expectations others attempt to place upon me. It is the freedom to let my YES be YES, and my NO be NO. It’s called having boundaries, and it sets your life up for limitlessness.