So this is my last time this month to write to you about openness. So today I just want to thank you for all you have shown me and taught me about being open. You have shined a light on all the closed signs I had in my heart, mind, and soul and helped me to replace them with open signs.
I thought the possibility of my Pampered Chef team being green this month was closed, but you said watch me, I am about to do a new thing and you opened up possibilities that I could not see before.
I thought I had lost a team member who seemed like she was shutting down and you said watch and you reopened the relationship. When you did, you opened up a level of honesty in the relationship which did not exist before. You moved her from a position of living in fear and watering someone else’s yard to realizing she needed to water her own.
I thought I was open to other people’s ways of being and belief systems, but you said watch me and you opened my eyes to ways of honoring and celebrating how you work in people’s lives in unexpected ways.
I thought I was open to new adventures and then you helped me become in touch with my fear of wild and new adventures. So now I am really working at earning a vacation for Zoe and I to the Bahamas.
I thought I was open to being of service to you, but then you showed me how I was setting limits and blocking my own blessings. You said let me be the one who says this is for you and this is not.
I thought I was open to making changes in my health but then you showed me how hard I would have to work to avoid the online ordering websites and intentionally remove the phone numbers for the restaurant delivery services. You showed me how I needed to be intentional about opening my walker and walking as often as I could. You showed me there is a difference between wanting to hang the open sign on aspects of my life and actually hanging it.
I wanted to thank you for all the cues you have sent me this month to remind me to open myself up and expand my horizons. I am grateful for the music you have led me to from people around the world. I have listened to musicians who have learned how to create the sounds of nature on their instruments. I have opened myself up to the music of aboriginals from Australia, rural parts of Finland and the rain forests of Brazil. I have opened myself up to lullabies from around the world.
With each opening, has come a greater understanding of you and how you work in and through people around the world. So thank you for all the ways you have opened up my senses to new smells, tastes, sounds, textures, and images.