I have been wondering what I wanted to journal about, then I got an email from a client cancelling our weekly session. While I was grateful for some unexpected downtime in my day, what really made me happy was her reason for cancelling – a friend had invited her to do something fun and was choosing to do that. I enjoy my time with my clients. It is a spiritually gratifying time for me, however, I am always excited when I get to watch them evolve and grow and demonstrate healthy behavior. I found myself getting so excited because she was choosing to take advantage of this opportunity to have fun with friends. On a day when it is once again cold and snowing, the easier thing would be to stay inside and have a phone session. The challenging thing would be to go out in the snow and have fun. Her decision makes me want to do a happy dance.
At the same time, I found myself traveling back to a time when I made a similar decision in my life. I had made plans months in advance to have lunch with a friend whose schedule rarely matches with mine. My therapist at the time wanted to reschedule for the same day I had planned to spend time with my friend. When I said I could not meet that day, she chose to drop me as a client and I have never heard from her again. I am grateful I can be happy for my clients who take advantage of opportunities to be an active part of life.
Another thing I love about what I do is watching people grow, whether it is with my clients as they learn how to release the toxins in their systems, which are preventing them growing spiritually, my students as they have these aha moments in their own educational journeys, or my writing/editing clients as they see their visions come to life. It is like watching life unfold before your eyes. Being a part of these journeys enables me to learn so much about humanity.
Then there are those moments when I am just hanging out with friends, having a good time, not in any professional capacity, just me and I get to experience these magical moments that just happen. Like a few weeks ago, I was hanging out with some friends, some of whom are also clients, with people gathered all over the house having varying conversations. Then I over heard a few of the women talking to each other sharing with each other the tools and techniques they had learned through their relationships with me. They began teaching each other, guiding each other through situations, and assisting each other in their own search for enlightenment. Those moments confirm for me that the Infinite has used me in some way to make a difference in this world.
Loving what I do makes it easier to get up in the morning. After a good night's sleep, I wake up and give thanks that for the first time in my life I am living my passion and my purpose. At one point in my journey, someone asked me to write a mission statement about my life. It took me a while to complete it, but I finally did and it is my guiding word and direction in my life. It is L O V E. It is not just a word, but also an acronym for who I am and why I love doing what I do.
Living and learning about humanity
Oneness with the Infinite
Versatility and virtue in an ever changing world
Eternal search for enlightenment