I was asked recently how I found “home.” The question came from someone who saw one of my posts and was feeling lost “in the forest.” I pondered that question and realized that the “how” of it all was another whole story in and of itself. It’s probably a whole book!
Without writing my life story, I do want to speak to the question she asked, because I had the same question for my teachers and guides many times over the years. I wanted a roadmap, some path to follow that would assure me of reaching my destination. Each one in their infinite wisdom, told me that there was no roadmap and that I would have to find my own way. They did give me pointers though. With each teacher I had, whether they called themselves that or they were simply someone that crossed my path for a moment with a gem to leave behind, gave me just enough to lead me to my next step. They imparted their experience and shared some of the steps they had taken which enabled me to create my own.
What I mean by that is that I could only use their experience to draw from, not to imitate. I couldn’t walk in their shoes or on the same path they had forged for themselves. We each have to find our own way through the forest because our destinations are different. If we try to imitate someone else’s journey we will not be living our own.
When asked “how” I thought about what it was that led me from being totally lost to where I am now. It wasn’t a prescription for how as much as what. The “what” was intention and heart. Let me speak a bit more about that.
Following the Call
The Ecstasy of Resonance
Pilgrimage to the Holy Grail Beneath Grandmother Moon
Will I Choose the Near or the Far
Heading Home Through the Mist
Moved by My Own Music
The Unexpected Journey