I’m back from my yearly trip to Lithuania and Latvia. I must admit my body is still not fully adjusted to Hawaii time, but I am getting there. And although it’s been a little sleep-challenging, I have really enjoyed being up before dawn and watching a new day slowly arrive.
Europe was wonderful. I saw many familiar faces and met many new ones. I often talk about following the cosmic breadcrumbs and experiencing magic and miracles; this trip was full of them. But among the many magical moments I experienced, there are two I count as my favorites.
When I was in Latvia, we held the workshop at a converted horse farm. It was beautiful. I experienced my first minor miracle when I got locked in my room. I found out I was locked in when I tried to step out into the hall to use the internet, since there was no Internet connection in my room.
Miracle of miracles, I was able to connect to Skype and had the organizer’s phone number in my contact list. I called and after some struggles, they were able to get my door open and replace the lock.
When I knew I was locked in, I realized I had numerous choices. I could panic, wait until I was missed, chill and read, or use the power of intent. I set my intent and, low and behold, my Internet worked for a few minutes—just long enough to resolve the problem.
I experienced a magical moment of joy in Lithuania when I walked into the meeting room on my first day of classes in Nida. There were beautiful handmade candle holders with footsteps cut out of construction paper and words of love written on them and illuminated by the burning candles. It was such a sacred and deeply moving moment that words are only a pale reflection. I was, once again, reminded that when we open our hearts to love, amazing things can happen.
I have so many wonderful memories I could go on and on describing heart warming, sweet, magical moments; watching people transform and help others transform. Seeing doubt turn into hope and then into laughter and joy is such a profound reminder of just what is possible and why I so love this work.
We make labyrinths every year by the Baltic Sea and this year a woman got permission from several towns to build labyrinths. In one town they actually allowed her to have prisoners move the massive rocks. People who had never seen a labyrinth have now walked them as they made them and I liked the idea that perhaps by just building a labyrinth, these prisoners were unknowingly introduced to the contemplative, spiritual life. I imagine that the magic of the labyrinth will help them along on their journey.
My birthday is today and I will spend it hiking on my new knees, enjoying nature and setting my intent for the coming year. And that reminds me that it’s always intent and the other two masteries that are my foundation and source of great fortune.
I have studied many spiritual philosophies and numerous systems designed to change lives, but I find I always return to the Toltec tradition. I love its three masteries: awareness, transformation and intent. Once you learn how to use these in your life, anything is possible. I have proven it to myself over and over again and seen my students do the same for many, many years now. I went from being severely depressed and suicidal to having an incredible life.
So that’s about all for my summer “vacation” report! ;D I’m thrilled to be back home and really looking forward to digging in this Fall and helping you find your own personal path to joy and peace.
On a final note, next week I will be opening up my coaching program again for a short while. I have some spaces available, and if you are ready to make some quantum leaps in your life and are willing to change your limiting beliefs, I’d love to work with you. You can find out more here… If it’s time for you to get serious about making big changes in your life, you’ll know that this is the universe giving you a little nudge.
And if you’d like to see some more pictures of my trip check out the blog post before this one where I’ve added a gallery of photos from my trip.
As ever, I’d love to hear from you too, so feel free to say hi and let me know how you’re doing in the comments!
Thanks for being part of my online family. May your day be filled with love and may magic and miracles stalk your every moment.
With much love and aloha,