Written 17th February 2017
This afternoon I took a walk across a beloved part of London dear to my heart. Right around the corner lies my old secondary school and very first place of work as well my husband's family home.
As I made my way along pathways, deeper into mama nature's embrace, I thought about the way in which our cycles are so intricate, so detailed, so lengthy at times and yet also somehow so simple, graceful, elegant.
Everything familiar yet changing, the passing of time bringing new texture and colour to the canvas held in our hands.
I remembered a similar walk a year or so ago, during summertime, the sun painting sweet pink streaks across the sky and the sigh of a warmed tree ready to rest.
How I turned to Chris and said "I want to remember this! I can feel it. There is something true about this. Can you smell it? It kisses our skin."
And I remembered years ago, four or five perhaps, lunchtime tiredness cooped up in a stuffy staff-room, wondering "what am I going to do? What am I going to do?"
We do things, whether consciously or not, and time unfolds. The Wheel turns and the World turns with it and we find ourselves treading old ground, changed and renewed.
Today, I am in love. With myself, with Chris, with my family and friends and with my work.
I am so deeply and utterly in love with my work.
And so as I walked up the hill, soft muddy grass lining the path, dogs running and yapping and catching sticks, an elderly couple sitting with eyes closed on a bench, faces embracing the late winter sun, I realised that this is the kind of full circle World in action I'm down for.
This is lessons learned, wrong turns taken, always eventually leading to something better.
This is recognising the power of our Soul Voice and committing to honouring her song somehow, even when we aren't quite sure what in the world we're doing - because we are in the world, very much so.
And everything leads to something.
When we choose to commit to not knowing, to sticking with it, to being here rather than there, to holding on during an almost irresistible urge to leave, to surrendering to our curiosity and putting one foot in front of the other
oh, it is good.
It is good, it is good, it is good.
If ever I've had the honour of sharing space with you, perhaps while slinging cards in a Soul Session or during a YouTube video or within a blog post or right here on Instagram, thank you.
Thank you a million times and more.
There is so much to look forward to, I think as I turn toward home.
There is so much to enjoy now.
Rooftops and clouds plotting the way, I settle on this -
The World turns and we turn with her, and I for one am glad of it.