Getting back to life in the states. I didn’t want to leave my house. My boyfriend and I just bought a house and it was being worked on for months. It was almost finished before I left for Africa. Getting back home was incredible. For the first time in a while, I could truly see all the beauty in my life and the world around me. Africa with its red rich earth is the land of magic and transformation. I can just say that I have felt like a caterpillar in so many area’s of my life and this trip helped me pock my wings out of the cocoon and start to soar and shine my true light. I feel an enormous appreciation for clear skies, water, food, friends, family and work. I realize how often I have aloud myself to look at the glass half full. I think as a society we are constantly pointing out what isn’t right, instead of everything that is right in our lives. WOW! Everything is right and as it should be…. Trusting in the universe and the process even when it’s difficult.
That’s the hard part….. I think we have to work at it every day for the rest of our lives, if we are lucky enough.
Patanjail talks about non- violence, truthfulness, integrity and non- attachment. The laws of the universe. Unaffected by time, place, birth or circumstance…. it can and is at times so challenging. How about non – violent with words and actions in our daily lives. I have been reminded while in Africa to be open, loving, non- judgement and kind to all, even when I get pissed off. Which can be often, when I’m in my shit.
I notice how protecting are hearts can be so easy to fall into. Not taking chances, not loving and trusting in are selves and one another. I remember Seane telling me once that we can’t feel pity. We must see the heart, the soul. Not to get caught up in the story. To just be and have compassion and be willing to love under any circumstance. Thank you for those words and thank you Africa for challenging me on so many levels.
This journey has brought me to my knees in many ways. Witnessing my first birth, and it taking place in Uganda, the miracle of life. I still can’t believe I had the honor and privilege to be part of such an intimate experience. It happened so fast, like Davian said “There was no baby and then there was a baby” I still haven’t absorbed it all…. Words, sometimes it’s OK to not know. I am still letting it all settle. I will say this;
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
Thank you, SEVA Challenge, Africa and all the wonderful woman I had the honor to share this journey with.
Love, Light & Peace,