I was recently asked to be interviewed regarding New Age "awakenings” - the moments of realization a lot of us had just before we realized what “the Path” was or as we set out on our personal journeys.
It has me thinking about my path and my so-called moments of awakening. As with many patterns in my life, the path I have taken it is not a straight one. I have gone around the mountain a few times ending at lower elevation, nearly fallen off a rock cliff, been so distracted with the path in front of me that I’ve run into blocks. I have been so focused on the horizon at times that I have tripped. My path has not always been completely clear. Sometimes I think I have brought too much in my back pack because it gets so heavy at times. Of course, there have also been times of exhilaration, peace, calm and love. Overall, it’s been a fantastic journey!
I recall having several “awakenings” along the way. It seems I would be called to see greater spiritual meaning and falter somewhat in my application of that. Or maybe it was more that we are not just “awake” or asleep but rising ever so slowly in consciousness.
At several major points in my life, I would be jolted into further exploration of my spirituality and practice. These have ranged from a brief quest into fundamentalist Christianity, having major surgery during my freshmen year in college, discovering a healing modality in my early 20’s that changed the way I looked at EVERYTHING, suffering an ectopic pregnancy and a near death experience, the pregnancy of my fourth child during a difficult time in my life and a self proclaimed mid-life crisis which I will now call, a mid-life awakening.
I feel as if every day and every week there are further opportunities that promote my “awakening”. I read words, say prayers, practice meditations or experience challenges and joyful moments. Suddenly, I see things in a brighter setting; with more warmth, vibration and a more complete understanding that brings a sense of calm. The path is a process, a daily commitment to continue forward, following, learning and growing. While I will never fully be asleep again, I expect the awakenings to continue!
The next step on my path of awakening is to promote my work and myself. To do that, I have designed a new website. It is my way to share what I know, what I love and who I am with you. In addition, I will be sending a bi-monthly newsletter with messages, insights and information.