It was a beautiful day yesterday. After a week of record rainfall, the clouds burst open, the sun radiated and the world sparkled in the prism of life blooming in all its glory. Blossoms floated down from the crab apple tree in the backyard like confetti raining on a wedding party. My deck shimmered in its adornment flowers and foliage coming into bloom. The birds splashed in the fountain and fluttered about the feeder, their song a lilting call to dance and run and leap about. It was glorious.
And I’d made a commitment to join a lovely woman at an information session for Landmark Education’s signature course, The Forum.
I’d made the commitment the afternoon before when it was raining. By Sunday, the clouds had cleared and I awoke wondering about spending my afternoon inside, while outside the world shimmered in delight.
I’m glad I did.
When Teresa de Grosbois, who has one of the biggest and most generous spirits of anyone I know, arrived to pick me up I was ‘resigned’ to missing out on the afternoon on my deck. I’d made a commitment. I needed to keep it. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to attend. In fact, spending the time with Teresa was really why I was going. That and the fact, Alexis, my eldest daughter has been wanting me to look into The Forum since she attended two years ago. I’d resisted thus far, but, a sunny afternoon is a perfect time to stop resisting and get into action.
I’m glad I did.
We were a small group gathered in the leader’s living room. Four ‘newbies’ and the four experienced Landmark leaders who had invited us. As we chatted and explored the preliminary concepts of the presentation, children wandered in and out of the room along with two cats, one of whom insisted on being the centre of attention whenever possible. There was chaos, quiet, introspective conversation, life and living all mixed up in a beautiful ball of possibility that kept getting clearer as the afternoon sun advanced into the western sky and we dug deeper into ‘Inventing a New Possibility’ for our lives.
It’s amazing and awe-inspiring, how, even in a group of relative strangers, three hours of reflection and gentle probing of questions and answers can deepen knowing and blow open the doors to seeing the things that hold each of us back from having the abundance and possibility of the life we’ve always dreamed of.
I got to touch my dreams yesterday. To feel clarity enter my spirit, expanding out into knowing who I am being precedes having and doing.
There is so much in this world I do not see, do not know, do not imagine. And none of it makes a difference to my being all that I am when I step into the willingness to blow open the doors to my being present, committed and open to living large. In delving into ‘what’s standing in my way, I encounter the past becoming my future, until, I’m willing to let go and be, here, right now, right this way without my story dictating, and limiting, all that I experience.
It doesn’t matter how deep I dig, or how far I reach within, there are always facets of me that can only shimmer when the sun comes out after the rain, and shines brightly upon the prism of my being all that I am when I let go of fearing, who I am being — the good, the bad and the indifferent. Beauty and the beast — is not all I need to be to have and do it all!
I spent an afternoon digging into the wonder and awe of inventing a new possibility for myself — the possibility of being, Bold. Focussed. and Unstoppable.
Love it! I’m on fire and excited about taking a new adventure that will guide me deeper into the exploration of living on the wild side of my life out there, being larger than life, bigger than I ever imagined, doing, seeing, experiencing more than I ever thought possible.
There are many paths to living the life of my dreams. I like learning new tools, exploring fresh ideas, and delving into a program that has guided millions of people into living their possibilities excites me. Alexis’ capacity to grow and expand reflects the value she found through The Forum, and Teresa’s does too. I owe it to myself to give myself the opportunity to see what’s in it for me! Because, in the grand scheme of things, this is my one and only life and living it in the rapture of now is the only place to be!
Watch out world! Here I come!