It has begun. Seventy-four people have begun the journey of their lifetimes with tools to free themselves from doing what they’ve always done that’s gotten them what they didn’t want.
What a miracle.
I stood in the circle last night and was in awe of our human condition. In awe and humbled by our beauty.
We are amazing.
Someone asked me, “Why do you keep doing this. Haven’t you figured it all out yet?”
And I laughed. Figuring it out isn’t why I do it. Living it, living the tools, living in that place where I hold my life as a sacred gift that I can share as I participate in changing the world one heart at a time is what it’s all about for me. And being in the Choices room, being part of miracles unfolding all around is where I experience complete freedom to do that.
It also reminds me to live my tools. To be conscious of my tapes, that brain chatter that would have me believe I am or deserve less than, other than, being my most amazing self, and recognizing my self-defeating games so that I can quit playing them before they cause mayhem and destruction in my life is why I keep going back. Being there in that room is a gift. And I love presents!
Just as I love being in the present. In the moment right now.
It is what Thelma stressed this week. At 78, she is committed to living in the moment right now. To being present to what is happening now, not what happened in the past or might happen in the future. To cherish this moment and to live it up for all she’s worth.
Or, as Joseph Campbell wrote:
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about, and that’s what these clues help us to find within ourselves.“
It is scary walking into the seminar room for the first time. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You don’t know what it’s all about other than someone has told you that they think Choices might be something you’d get a lot out of. Because Choices doesn’t advertise. It is a word of mouth program — someone goes, thinks it’s amazing and recommends it to someone else they care about. And, in suggesting someone else go, they purposefully don’t tell them what it’s all about because to explain the details would be to take away the impact of their self-discovery as they go through the processes.
Plus, we’re human. We’re always looking for a way out and if someone says, “you do this or that”, it’s always a good excuse for someone to say, “I don’t do that.” We are so clever we humans!
By Sunday evening, the fear is gone. And in its stead, people stand revealed in all their beauty. Smiles wide. Eyes bright. Spirits shining. They stand in their authentic natures and connect with those around them, heart to heart.
It is beautiful. Exciting. Miraculous. And… it leads to more.
To living life outside our comfort zones. To living life in that free and invigorating place where we have the more we’ve always wanted, the special we’ve always felt but were too afraid, or timid, or confused to allow ourselves to be.
I am tired, in a happy kind of way this morning.
For five days I got to live completely on purpose, immersed in miracles unfolding, in lives changing, in hearts breaking open to the wonder and beauty of the gifts and talents within.
I am content.
I am (as I uncovered through my Choices journey of designing my contract, purpose and intention statement) a radiant woman touching hearts and opening minds to set spirits free to live their magnificence in a world of peace, love and joy.
each time I read about your choices-journey tales I keep thinking that, maybe, that peeling-the-onion analogy is really true – that our life is not so much about venturing into the unknown to find ourselves but one of unwrapping, uncovering, who we really are without having to travel very far
p.s. when are we getting together to do that ‘interview’ ?
Ahh, sounds lovely – a good, happy and well-deserved tired. Blessings to you.
Mark — I love how you said that — and it is true. It’s the discovery of who we are that keeps me unwrapping and unveiling and keeps me wanting to shine a light for others to see their path into themselves.
How does late this evening work? Tea. 7pm?
Fantastic life’s purpose and one that you are truly successful at. You have certainly touched my heart, opened my mind and helped to set my spirit free. Peace joy and love to you today. Thank you 🙂
Thank you dear Elizabeth. Your words are a song in my heart. I am grateful. — and you are beautiful in flight!
You have a good soul Louise. Your group has also. I love your sentence “I am content.” Beautiful.
Thank you so much Carolyn — and I am, content 🙂
Many blessings fro a good week. you live your life on purpose each and everyday, a model for all of us!
thank you Jodi — it is what I desire — to live as a model for others to live their lives in the magnificence of their being who they are, loving themselves exactly as they are, without fearing they are not enough. We all are, enough. We all do, enough, because we are all magnificent. Hugs
You are an amazing woman and I am so glad that I have discovered you and your awesome blog…………..
Ah Joanne, you make me smile and you make my heart go all warm and fuzzy. Thank you. I too am glad I discovered you! Hugs.