Four year ago, I never thought I’d be leaving DC… but here it is. Life changes quickly, and in an instant a new chapter begins in our lives. The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster, trying to see everyone before I head out, trying to get one last visit to my favorite places, but those all just become reasons to come back.
I often tell my clients that DC is a spiritual training ground. That many of us end up to go through the paces. My time here was not always the easiest, but in the end it helped me to grow into who I am now. We grow through the experience of living a complete life, one that both embraces love and pain fully.
This is one of the first times in my life that I am stepping into complete uncertainty, and I am okay with that. I am okay in the “not knowing”, not having to control the next steps of my life, and this has helped to realize that for the longest time I was not living in the present, and I really missed out on the people and experiences in my life. The past few months have shown me that we have to breathe into each moment deeply, and to just be present. DC has a way of getting you caught in the hustle and bustle. People tend to be movement driven, and I’m not saying that is a bad thing, but when it is not balanced with presence we really miss out. I see so many people tied to their electronics here… how many sunsets do they miss looking at “memes”? I realized I was doing a lot of this as well, but more caught up in my mind’s patterns of worry, doubt, and judgement. When the rug gets pulled out from underneath you, and there is nothing left to cling to, it changes your perspective on things, but closure does that.
Being closer to family, and coming back to my literal roots is going to be a positive thing. I’m going to work on developing my yoga practice, my healing work, and finally write the book I’ve been putting off for so long. My work is far from done, but sometime we need a change of pace, and a chance to gain clarity on our experience.
I will be back to the area to visit, to teach, and to be with friends/soul family.
I will miss many things here in DC, but I am looking forward to the next adventure, the unfolding journey, the next breath.
You are Loved. You are Beautiful. You are Divine.