Adventure: embarking into new territory, not knowing what will unfold. The less I know, sometimes, the greater the adventure! And yet, on this adventure, Carol and I are allowing another kind of knowing to lead the way: we intend each step to be guided by inner knowing. We mean to feel, rather than think (as we were entrained) our way through life. By “feel,” in this case, I mean responding with our whole beings, our expanded Selves. If we are moved from within to turn right, we intend to turn right, even if our itineraries or ego aspects say, “Go left.”
Carol and I had been sensing that it was time to move, yet we didn’t feel called to any particular place. Though we enjoy and celebrate a rich, abundant life, our material inflow progressively dwindled to a trickle. In this way, we compelled ourSelves to shake off inertia and make big changes. But where to go? And how – especially with resources so seemingly skinny?
I got the feeling that it was time to make an active choice, rather than wait for a “next place” to present itself before taking action. Carol and I had been noticing synchronicities around Colorado for months, and after tuning in intuitively and doing some research, we were drawn to the Durango area.
Yet “going to Colorado” is a useful focus, not a goal. We’re adventuring, not arriving.
It’s not so much about going to a particular place as it is about creating opportunities for evolutionary connection and community. And as soon as we took our first steps, the ones right in front of us, we were blessed with an abundant experience of this. Many people – with lots going on in their own lives in these intensely evolutionary times – showed up and generously assisted our moving.
In our experiments in “feeling our way through,” we greatly overestimated our readiness to move and our preparedness to camp. In the past, I would have seen this as a failure, a mistake. This time, I held it as a perfect part of the adventure, and made way for miracles.
Our many angels showed up in perfect timing to help us pack, eat, haul, carry, clean, deliver, store, and more. Some sent energy, prayers, and manifestation intentions. Some gave gifts of adventure cash, the gift of a beautiful tent (and several generous offers for tent loans), the loan of a special vacuum cleaner, and the use of a nearby garage (which, as Carol said, “…pulled our asses out of the fire”). One helped us pack, and helped nourish us, too, for two days straight. Another helped haul loads near the end, when fresh muscles were so needed. One helped with the last of the cleaning as we neared time for the 10:30 PM walk-through (done so late thanks to the generous flexibility of our wonderful property managers).
Earlier that day, with the deadline to be out of the house by midnight, bodies weary and sore, we were still surrounded with tons to do. We’d been plurking steadily for days, and we did not want to be setting up an unfamiliar tent, in an unfamiliar place, in the middle of the night, with a distraught kitty in tow, our living-basics in chaos, and totally exhausted. We had talked about finding a place in town for the night (and heading out to our prearranged campsite the next day), but in the whirl of moving, we hadn’t taken action to find one. So though we didn’t know where we would lay our tired bodies down that night, we trusted that all was unfolding in perfection, and that we were, as always, perfectly taken care of.
That’s when the unexpected phone call came with the offer for us to stay in this cabin in the woods – which turns out to be so much better, in so many ways, than anything we could have planned, and is a further manifestation of expansive connection and community. And though we are so appreciative of the person upon whose land we had arranged to camp (and we’re continuing our sweet connection with her), we feel very glad to be in a cozy cabin on this magical land, which serves perfectly for this stage of our adventure.
I am experiencing this as an amazing, humbling, heartful, AWESOME beginning to our adventure, for which I radiate great gratitude – to all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you, one and all, All One of us!