The first full day of 37 has been even better than expected. In fact, in the last 24 hours, I’ve had an opportunity to practice at least three of the items on My List of 37!
This evening I wasn’t ready to go home after work. It was a beautiful day and sitting inside wasn’t an option. I went to a little nature preserve and spent about 45 minutes walking the trails. Chalk one up to #12 – “Go outside more often”.
But there’s more to it than that. The item on yesterday’s list that drew the most comments was #1 – “Be my own soulmate”.
Just before New Years, I created intentions for 2011. As I contemplated my intention for love and relationships, I heard something very clearly in my mind. It seemed absolutely crazy: “I will be creating a life with my soulmate by June 5, 2011.” It seemed absurdly fast. However, after some conversation with myself, I decided to leave the intention as I heard it.
About two months ago, with absolutely no romantic prospects on the horizon, I talked with Rev. Nancy about it. Her response blew my mind: “What if you are living with your soulmate by June 5th, and that soulmate is you?”
Holy crap! I had to swallow hard and really get still to even be able to hear that, let alone believe it. Actually, I didn’t believe in it. I willfully ignored it and forgot about it.
Until a couple of weeks ago, when I noticed how drastically things have changed in the last six months. In January, I was working from home and slowly shriveling from lack of human contact. Now I’m out in the world, having adventures I never imagined I’d have, working with people who value my presence and my contribution, and having SO MUCH FUN!
When my birthday rolled around this weekend and I still hadn’t met “the One”, I had to go back and seriously reconsider Rev. Nancy’s words. And you know what? She’s right. In the last six months, I’ve gotten ME back. I AM the “One” I’ve been looking for.
I really enjoy spending time outside, hiking, and doing fun things. But one of the lies I’ve told myself for years is that I need someone else to motivate me to go outside. “If only I had a partner who would encourage me to get out and do more things!” I whined to myself.
Tonight I began the process of being my own soulmate – I took myself out for a walk. I even put some dates on my calendar to take myself out on hikes in the next couple of months. It’s time to stop waiting for someone else to make my life happen. I am the One I have been waiting for.
How all of that plays into this last piece I can only guess, but the energies have definitely shifted. Tonight, I also had the opportunity to practice #28. Life sure is interesting!