It all started when I got guidance to clean out my file cabinet. I am not one to keep clutter, but somehow I had accumulated two tall 4-drawer file cabinets full of papers I mostly don’t need.
And they weren’t just papers. In going through and shredding them I cleared out ties to old homes, old relationships, and old ways of being in the world that I had forgotten about and didn’t resonate with anymore.
Only when I let go of these “hidden” papers did I recognize how they had commanded my energy in a subtle yet powerful way! And the more I let go the freer I felt, and so the more I wanted to let go of all kinds of things– clothes, facebook friends I don’t know, canned food I don’t eat, you name it!
I admit I was nervous too. I was invited to parties and didn’t want to go. I had thoughts that this was unhealthy, but I wasn’t depressed or anything like that. I just felt such a deep pull inward and knew it was what I needed at the time.
In going through old yoga magazines (that was next after the file cabinet), I had the thought one day that it felt like I was about to move. “But I’m not moving,” I spoke back to that voice.
Then it came back and louder. I talked to some friends and they said, “I think you’re moving”. Hmmm.
Meanwhile, for months I had been writing, speaking and listening to recordings of my affirmations and prayers about the life I desire. And mind you, in 2009 I was happier than I had ever been, but I have always been a powerful dreamer.
When I left our retreat in Sedona in January, I felt like I wanted to move into the retreat center! I could see myself like the woman there, in the kitchen much of the day, creating a beautiful home, nurturing people and putting on inspiring events.
I came home and my previously fulfilling life seemed so isolated and boring. I have increasingly felt the call to connect in community, and I have also been drawn to expand my offerings to be more interdisciplinary– including food and nutrition; creative expression, movement and the body; and connecting to the Earth along with intuitive readings and classes.
So once I really got the clarity to leave LA, I had no idea where to go! And I am in total “nesting” mode so to pick up and go seemed strange, but my next instinct was to get in my car and travel for the summer to explore some retreat centers and communities.
Then the phone rang one day with an opportunity that seemed to so clearly match my affirmations I could hardly believe it. I was invited to go to Arizona (not Sedona, but nearby!) to work with the Raw Spirit Festival.
I love the vision for this festival involving raw food, music, world peace, healthy living and more! And, it’s in a gorgeous natural setting!
I may still do a bit of traveling, too, and unsure where I’ll end up from here, but I know I will know as I need to know. I WILL still be offering phone sessions, products and events so please do stay in touch!
I am so excited at how fresh and new life feels right now, and I trust all is unfolding miraculously for you too!
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