I had the coolest experience this past weekend, and I’m so excited to share it with you…
At the prompting of my Spirit, I took off on a solo beach getaway in the name of self-care and personal reflection.
Saturday was slated for a day-long women’s retreat with some beautiful new friends on the wisdom path, and Friday and Sunday were for my own quiet time.
I picked a modest stretch of beach on which to stay and ended up having almost a mile of coast completely to myself.
For most of Friday, I sat and watched the waves.
I read my journal and wrote some new reflections.
I made a mandala out of sand and seaweed.
I stood in the water and allowed the undertow to pull my feet into the earth.
But most of all, I practiced the fine art of “listening” to the silence.
As the day moved forward into evening, I followed my inner promptings at each step. No overthinking, techy work or planning allowed. And as I did so, my mind began to fall in line with my soul’s gentle rhythm.
While watching the sun go down, I remembered that this beach was well known for its sea turtle nesting activity.
I’ve been blessed to come upon hatchlings heading to sea once before, and watched some adult turtles feed on sea grass on a Caribbean excursion... But never had I seen a mother come ashore to lay her eggs. Years ago, I intended to witness this amazing miracle one day.
So on Friday night, I texted my honey to tell him I was going in search of turtles, almost jokingly… “thinking” to myself that it was a long shot, but why not give it a try?
My spirit said to me… “No more thinking. Just GO”.
Without further delay, I walked across the boardwalk and descended into the darkness.
I saw shadows of sea oats in the dunes and squinted at the day’s tracks from humans and vehicles. The moon was behind clouds, but my vision was adjusting just enough to identify objects in the darkness.
And if you can believe it…. no more than a few minutes passed before I saw a large, dark shape moving near the dunes.
I knew it was a mother turtle because of the moonlight reflecting off her shell and face. She had just completed her nesting task and was turning to head back towards the ocean.
I was STUNNED! There she was. Right there… in front of me.
This moment had come to me with very little effort… from a long term intention, to a “random” beach weekend, to an intuition to walk EXACTLY at that moment.
I could see that she was an ancient, wise old soul with barnacles trailing off her back. I sat a few yards away as she pulled her heavy body through the sand and back to sea.
I just watched her like a student watches a teacher, so that I could learn something important.
And in those moments, I received the wisdom I had come there to find.
Just like me, this mama turtle was trying her best to live her purpose. But there were a few discrepancies between me and her that I needed badly to notice.
As she did the work of following her inner GPS to nest and return to sea, she moved gracefully and without overthinking. Even though her task was sometimes difficult…
Maybe that’s because when she was tired, she allowed herself to rest for a few moments without pushing herself too hard. Something I’ve needed to do more of lately…
And maybe it was because she used her present circumstances to assist her in her journey, even when they looked like obstacles. When she arrived at the edge of the sea, she paused and waited for the waves to take her instead of trying to “jump in” before the time was right.
And then again, maybe it was because once her work was done, she released attachment to outcome and moved on to the next moment. She didn’t seem to worry about the nest of eggs she left behind, knowing that she did her highest and best with her divine motherly task.
Such is Sea Turtle wisdom, after all…
Persistence and tenacity in purpose, from birth to death; Pacing the self and staying grounded in chaotic times; And emotional wisdom in the face of change.
Sounds like the epitome of Wise One energy to me!
At the retreat I attended on Saturday, we renewed vows to our Spirits.
I took a page from my beloved animal totem’s book and vowed the following:
I promise not to fight the tide.
I promise to allow myself to rest when I am tired.
I promise to take steps in grounded determination, but no longer in fear.
I promise to trust my inner compass to lead me through unfamiliar places.
And in every task, I will be patient and wait for the water to take me when the time is right.
I share these vows with you in the hopes that they will serve as magic words to help you in your own challenges at this time.
Walking the intuitive wisdom path in a conscious and purposeful way is not always easy.
So few people seem to “get it”, so we struggle to live and get things done just like the rest of the world, only to fail at feeling the joy and ease we know is possible every day of our lives.
It’s no wonder we struggle to trust Spirit and stay connected to what really matters.
The interference of a world that has forgotten wisdom is just too much to “compete” with at times.
And I get it, you may think it’s impossible to stay in the flow, no matter what you’re dealing with.
You may be saying “I love to read and hear about the synchronicities and revelations that others experience. But me? Those powerful moments will probably never happen to me…”
And you may be right.
But what if you’re not?
What if the only thing holding you back is a false story that isn’t even yours?
Something to ponder as you call in the wisdom that will serve you best at this time.
Peace, Love and Wisdom Always,
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