Almost There

Are you getting tired of posts about moving yet?

I know I am!

When I wrote the title for my post this morning I smiled. A) I generally don’t start my posts knowing the title before I write; B) I wonder where ‘there’ is?

Almost there — where ever that is, means there is an end to ‘this move’. What it looks like, I don’t know. How will I know I’m there? I’ll figure it out when I get there!

In the process of being in it, I find myself reflecting on where I’m actually at versus where I want to get to — so I guess the ‘almost there’ is that place where I’m not making lists in my head of all the things I’ve yet to do and can focus on what I’m doing right now.

Almost there also means, being in that place where I can focus more on the renovations of our new home versus cleaning up our old one.

Tomorrow at noon, the old home will be ours no more. And, as Steve so beautifully stated in his comment on my post, Moving Days, “part of your home, deck and flowers will go with you and part of your essence will remain… and all is in the flow!”  Or, as John M called it in his comment on my post, Still Waiting – PHLOW

Power  (for me this means using our power wisely to create better in our world, to do no harm)

Be in the PHLOW now and forever.

I shall be in the PHLOW. I shall activate the power of my body, mind, heart and spirit to create PHLOW all around me. I shall, as Kate Blanchett suggests, “Look at the past but do not stare at it.” (Thanks Jackie!)

This morning, I am going to the old house to clear out the things the movers couldn’t put into storage — spray paint, aerosol cans and the cleaning materials. I don’t have to clean the house, fortunately we have cleaners coming in to do that (thank you Evelyn and crew), but I do have to gather up the debris and ensure there’s nothing for them to ‘work around’ as they give the house that ‘Welcome. I’m your new home’ look the new owners deserve.

And then.

It is done.

Almost there will be ‘all the way there.’

And that part of the journey will be closed.

And with every door that closes, a new door opens, a new threshold appears, a new space invites.

We are almost there.

I am grateful.

I am tired.

I am excited.

I am relieved.

I am blessed.

As Mark commented yesterday, there are so many in this world who do not have a home. Who do not have the tiredness of cleaning up one house to get ready for new owners as they renovate another for themselves to move into.

Today, as I count my many blessings I know that, no matter how much stuff I have, how many things I possess,  the greatest blessings of all don’t come wrapped up in ribbons and bows and boxes. They come through the heart of what connects us all, our humanity.

May I always be there, in that space where my heart sees your heart and is filled with gratitude for your presence in my life.

In that place, no matter where I am, almost there, getting there, resisting being there or already there, may your heart hear my heartfelt, “Thank-you. I am grateful we are on this journey together. No matter where we are in this world, may we always know in our hearts is always where we need to be to create a beautiful world of PHLOW, now and forever.”