I turn 63 years old in just a matter of a couple of weeks. Two days before this day of my birth celebration I am taking flight by heading off down the road to visit family, friends, and new places all on the way to my new home in Austin, Texas.
Unhooking from a “conventional job” with all the trimmings, leaving my little cottage in the Oregon countryside, saying farewell to friends, and generally being aware of letting go of perceived limitations there is an excitement that is building inside.
There is no “job” to greet me on the other side, home to put my belongings in, man to greet me with open arms, family to be closer to, or known territory to feel “safe” in….yet there is possibility, mystery, and new territory to open to and explore. Is this what looking past limits is made of?
Mary Oliver said it in her poem, A Summer Day, with the line – “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I love this line! Do you know? Well, it is never too late to breathe wildness into that precious life and find out! We may not know how, but believing in the innate gifts we hold inside is essential.
“Whether a woman knows it or not, she is a vessel of great magnitude born capable of reshaping humanities destiny if she only knew the true depths of her innate gifts. Be prepared now to see the fierce face of the feminine rock as her inner geographies of volcanic strength erupt from a love she has held in her belly for life all of her days. This is not a gasp of her last breath. It is her birthing cry into her wise leadership on our planet.” ~ Alisa Starkweather
Each of us as women need to hear of others that are doing this same thing as we leap off into the passionate expression of our deepest longings. Below is a very powerful TED video with Caroline Casey which is well worth the time spent to listen to it in its entirety.
How will you spend the next days/months/years of this one wild and precious life?
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