Hi everybody! Hope you are all enjoying the summer. It’s been very relaxing on most days around here but there are those days when I am moving from morning until night. I was craving some alone time with a dear friend of mine and so on a whim one morning we decided through a text message that I should get on a plane and go visit her! I am so glad I did.
I wish I would have taken more pictures but it was such a relaxing couple of days that my brain was in a state of Zen and I did not think much of any kind of technology. The first day I arrived we watched a movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, which was fun! It had been awhile since either of us had gone to a theater so it was a treat. We ate lunch at this funky restaurant called Après Diem! The tables and glass windows were painted with different scenes that I was literally thinking about how I could come home and paint my own table! We talked a lot over a fruit and cheese plate…about art, life and love.
As I listened to my girlfriend I realized that I could feel on very deep levels the trials and successes of many of the women that come into my life. I can feel almost immediately their sadness or joy. I have been told before that I am compassionate but I guess through a weekend with this special friend that I realized how much I really care for women who have any kind of struggle. I realized that I am always standing firmly in a place of love and I imagine them in better situations. I visualize them laughing and joyous. I have always done this inside of my mind when I hear things of difficulty and pain. I think that is my way of really helping them. Sometimes I think its crazy but I am so used to doing it that it’s pretty automatic. We talked about dreams and wishes and hopes. I believe so much that we can all live our dreams, that we are all enough as we are from where we are at this moment! I believe that my life work will have something to do with compassionate listening and planting seeds of inspiration in the spirits of women who really need to be nurtured.
I really don’t know what that will look like from a financial standpoint but I do know how it feels from an emotional one. It feels so good to hear a women say to me “I am so glad you’re here” “You have no idea how much you have helped me” “You have such insights into my heart that it so moving” I am so moved by this because there are times when I think I don’t really have so much to offer another. These conversations make me feel like I do.
An evening of wine and art really topped the mini-retreat together. Earlier in the day we organized her art studio that she recently relocated to the top level of her house. It was so much fun! Brenda has art supplies like a small Hobby Lobby or Michael’s store!! I was in an artful playground, markers, stencils and stamps oh my!!! I was surrounded by her beautiful art and it was so good.
Women need women. That is a fact. Creating these circles where we can support and love one another is how we can all reach our dreams. Love you all! xxx