Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Leap of Faith - A Year Ago Today
It was exactly one year ago today that I left for the USA for the beginning of what became a GRAND adventure... I left Australia (with a 3 month plan) to follow the illusion of love. That relationship didn't turn out to be anything like I had anticipated, but it was a wonderful gift.
It was the gateway to an extraordinary adventure, learning to live my life to the fullest...guided by my heart and listening to the call of my spirit...
I remember waiting to board my flight with the 'man who came to collect me' (we had met in Fiji at a 'Life Mastery' event in February 2008 and now had spent two weeks together in my home town in Perth, Western Australia).
Our flight was delayed four hours. We ended up leaving for Fresno, California for what was to be a thirty three hour journey from Perth -> Melbourne -> LAX -> Fresno... The journey was an adventure in itself, and I nearly stalled my passage to cross the borders of Australia. Mid-flight to Melbourne I woke up from a slumber, seriously ill and searching for a 'barf bag'. Unable to find one in the back-seat pocket of the seat in front of me, and cursing the 'invisible' call 'attendant' button I had gotten up from my seat, only to race towards the first-class lavatory - collapsing and fainting as I pulled down the divider curtain!
Wow.. did I cause a kerfuffle!
I created quite a scene, as my body was sending all it's alarm bells to me that my intuition was off. The attendants quickly relocated several other passengers to create a make-shift bed for my now horizontal body in it's altered state of consciousness. I was equipped with an oxygen mask, blasting dry air down the back of my throat. I lay still, aware that my body was literally trying to arrest my motion of leaping into a life with this man.
I ignored that feeling, and concentrated with all my might to will myself well.. for I realized if I wasn't deemed well enough to travel now, they'd delay my flight to the USA.. and I knew I had to get on that next plane, despite the intuitive effects of being with this man.
Something was calling me to America...
I made it onto that next flight..... and the adventure grew into an incredible journey..
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Each day I will reflect a little on the day a year before, and where I am at now.
Right now, I am back in Perth, Western Australia - ready to pack my bags and leave for the USA AGAIN (this time alone and single) almost a year to the date! I was reflecting on this today and giggling at the comical 'co-incidence'.
My purpose to head back this time, is to leap at the opportunity I have to pitch my book idea to a US publisher.
My book is about the physical and spiritual journey of the last twelve months.. I have traveled many parts of the USA, Fiji, India, Peru, The Amazon, Argentina, Antarctica, and Hawaii (ok, it's part of the USA, but a separate dream come true for me)... and this is all in the last twelve months!
I'm attending a special event in early June to have access to some of USA's book publishers. I'm going to Mark Victor Hansen's (Co-Author of "Chicken Soup For The Soul") event, a "Mega Book Marketing" course as a Diamond Premier Attendee - a.k.a. I'll get to connect and spend quality time with all the right people.
I also have other events to attend to as well, but I will share more in due time...
I leave on May the 4th...
I am a woman who has experienced two marriages and now two divorces by the young age of 32. Plus seven years in the West Australian Ambulance service as a Transport Officer and a Paramedic, spending the last two and half years of that service in a dusty mining town in the north west - Port Hedland, Australia...
The journey I have been on is a world apart from picking up the sick and injured... For a while I limped along with my own emotional injuries, until I opened my heart to my own healing. I now live a life based on my terms, a life of balance and healing, a paradigm shift in many of my beliefs, and living at cause in my life instead of at the effect...
Enjoy this journey with me... this is my dream, my vision, my unique footprint on the path of life.