And I simplified my life. I focused on this again and again because, for over a year, every time I meditated or prayed or asked for guidance, that was the only message I received: Simplify your life. So I did my clutter-clearing class along with my students. And throughout the three weeks since the current class started, as I simplified my space, I began to hear little whispers. The directions have been simple–read this, watch that, talk to this person, give thanks–and I’d heard them all before but suddenly, I had the space in my home and schedule and soul to do what I was being invited to do as the messages came through.
Everything has shifted. As I focus on my connection with others, I’ve begun to be able to release the obsession with my unmet needs, and I am suddenly reconnected with the worlds above. This morning, in a meditation, I traveled there and felt perfection, the unbroken reality of Truth. Then, strangely, I returned to sit in this physical world but was still able to delight in the bliss of the love place. The distance between these two places collapsed and I now am carrying with me the knowing I gained there—that I am tightly woven into the fabric of all that is, and everything is good.
The sense of peace is strong. The desires to serve, heal, and connect move me deeply. The fear and inward focus and shame are gone.
From here I see that we needn’t worry with how to get what we need and desire. Instead, let us celebrate what has already been revealed. As I run my finger tips across the hand-stitched brilliance of the quilt beneath me, I feel like I haven’t seen it in years, the magic and inspiration pulse with my heart beat and I take in the gift of this creative energy.
It is not that I didn’t know this before, this practice of celebrating what is, for we’ve all most certainly received this reminder hundreds, if not thousands, of times. But in this moment, I am able to experience it… to do it… or perhaps, to be it. I feel peace about life as I am experiencing it today. It was not a decision, though–some reluctant, way overdue awakening I’d previously, stubbornly, refused to have. I wasn’t holding out before now, refusing the great wisdom being presented to me.