Lately I’ve been immersed in gratitude…
~ Gratitude for this thing we call life
~ Gratitude for awareness and this human experience
~ Gratitude for renewal and hope
~ Gratitude for art in all forms and how it’s capable of moving the human heart
~ Gratitude for feelings
~ Gratitude for being able to feel
~ Gratitude for natural resources such as trees, nearby parks, animals
~ Gratitude for human connection
~ Gratitude for my teachers and network of angels
~ Gratitude for the stillness as I write this post
As I reflect on all that I am thankful for I wanted to share an update on my re-location to Seattle as I alluded to in an earlier post.
Toward the end of 2016 I had these ambitious goals of what I thought 2017 would look like, and all of a sudden I wasn’t so sure. I felt unsettled and something didn’t feel right in my gut so I let it all go to God and patiently waited.
I thought I wanted to move from San Francisco to LA, because hot weather and all the green juice ? But in all seriousness, I was ready for a change and had always wanted to live the beach life. There’s certainly a tropical gene in my bones… you can give me all the humidity and heat and watch me thrive 😉 PLUS, the spiritual community in LA seems rad too. And so here I was in the summer/fall of 2016 making plans for the move.
But suddenly I get hit with mold in my SF apartment and knew I had to leave. For months I started to feel uncomfortable but couldn’t put my finger on it and after a positive ID mold inspection I knew it was time.
I thought this was the perfect time to take some extra time off during the holidays to be with family, travel, and prepare a migration further south, but as soon the holidays started something in my heart shifted.
I knew the move wasn’t right but I didn’t know what my next move should be. Should I move back to San Francisco? Should I take even more time off and really travel? These were some of the questions that was starting to circulate.
So I surrendered in deep faith…
And that’s when I got the call from my old client (whom I adore) asking if I would like to work with her again on a new project.
Wow. Just wow.
I had been feeling in my heart that I needed to stay in Seattle. Something about being home was exactly what I needed after being uprooted so suddenly. And this opportunity allowed for me to be here while traveling to SF from time to time.
And what has sprouted over this beautiful (but rainy) Spring has been the most beautiful garden of love and connection.
Could I have ever imaged this? No.
Reconnecting with some of my closest friends, being closer to family, and finding teachers… these are ALL things that I didn’t expect to happen in 2017 but oh does it feel SO right.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve faced some old demons but hey, this is life and they will always pop up to ensure we are steadily going about our true path.
They say to always surrender the final outcome to Source, and I am reminded yet again why this is so important. Source knows best and Source will always provide when you are ready.