The only thing in the way of me doing my Work now, is myself.
For years, I have held a future vision of myself as teacher-healer in nature, guiding people to a greater sense of connection while connecting with the Earth. This core image of my Work (my spirit’s essential work in this world and this lifetime) has been on hold, because “I don’t have the land yet,” or “I don’t have the healing center with garden yet.”
There are always reasons to not be in action. I am realizing that these are no reason to put off what would most fulfill me.
And so I got clear that I am doing workshops in nature now. One of the next thoughts attempting to stall my plans was, “But I don’t know what the content will be!”
I asked my partner how he would describe the value I bring to the world. I make connections, he said. He reminded me of something I’ve appreciated in myself for years: my ability to recognize themes across boundaries, to bring seemingly disparate ideas into one conversation, and to foster deepening connections to self, other, world and spirit.
Ah! This is why I have created my work in the personal growth field, why I’ve dedicated over 1500 hours to body-mind-spirit training, why I care so much about the people and communities with whom I surround myself. It’s because my work in the world is connection.
I thrived yesterday as I took myself on a test run of my first Connections in Nature workshop. Wow! I get to go for 2-3 hikes a week, focus on personal growth and connection, lead groups – and this is my work? Being active in this Work brings a level of fulfillment that transmutes my thoughts of limitation into enjoying the evolution – from now to that healing center with garden in my future, and all the journeys beyond.