“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot
I have been on a conscious journey of personal growth and development since 1985. That time period coincides with the beginning of some magnificent years spent in Iowa City, Iowa. I was there, ostensibly, to attend graduate school but I was really there to get on the path to fulfilling my dharma, though I did not know it then. What I found was freedom to explore–people, oracles, spiritualities, groups, events, workshops, channelers, crystals, new age music, alternative therapies, holistic health modalities — all in the service of finding out who I am and what I am here to do. It was the best time of my life.
I’m still on that journey many years later. I have grown in knowledge and wisdom. I am more in tune with the deeper part of my being — that which biblical scripture defines as, “Christ in you, your hope of glory.” I am on the path of Light in service to Truth and Love. I am for all that is good and true and leans toward optimism. I see and understand more than I ever did which leads me to see how much I really do not know in the grand scheme of things. Still, the grandness of this whole adventure excites. The magnificence of the “Plan” lures. I’m in for the long haul–and with bells.
What I know is that this is a journey I will be on until the day I die. What a relief. I’m in no real rush to get anywhere. I understand that I am in process. I am in development. At the end of the day I am more of all I am growing to be. At the end of obstacles, trouble, even my forgetfulness of who I really am, I am still more. That’s the beauty of this growing thing. I do it despite myself. What a glorious gift I’ve been given! Who knows what I will be? Who knows how that will look? Not me. Those periodic days that I think I am too old, that it is too late for me, I eventually snap-to and ask myself, “For what? To whom?” I have all the time in the world, inasmuch as time seems to be real on this-here planet. One thing I do know is that I am looking forward to finding out all about it in the process. And that is sure to be worth it all. As Maya Angelou says, “I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.”
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