Having just survived 19 months of crazy projects with somewhat insane deadlines, I suddenly came out of the rat race and realized 2018 was a year for me. It was as if the universe spoke very loudly. So I said, “Okay, what do you have in mind?”
Then it hit me! Twenty years ago this year I was in a mediation. The mediator said, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” At the time I thought that was a wild question, but somehow out of my mouth came:
“The creative director of a wellness center.”
My husband and I looked at each other and he said, “Where did that come from?” And I said, “I don't know.” Well it came from deep down in my soul and it's only gotten larger.
After spending the next two years working at a gorgeous lodge and spa in the Vail Valley learning about wellness and relaxation, taking my asthmatic lungs to every alternative practitioner I could find, and then three years at the herb school in Boulder, Colorado, I had the five years and at least 20 years worth of information, but I didn't have the land I envisioned. And Utah was calling. “WTW, okay, to Utah to figure out what I'm supposed to learn there.”
So my wellness business started, and grew, and changed, and expanded. I have dreams about sections of the place. Parts of it are larger than life. Parts of it have already happened in very big and unexpected ways. I even get junk mail with clues and pictures on it. Signs are everywhere and they are getting louder. I have clients and customers in 4 aspects of my wellness businesses that are being pulled together under one roof. But I'm still missing the land, the gardens, and the animals.
So here I am, less than 3 years away from my retirement age in Corporate America. My plan was to roll right into the expanded version of my wellness center, on the land, by at least that time. So one night I said, “Well how is that going to happen?” The Universe replied, “The HOW is not your job, that's my job! Be open to receiving.” The Universe got my attention!
So what happened the other night, I opened a closet that is full of notes and sketchbooks and pictures and ideas that I've been collecting for the last 20 years. The first thing I pulled out was the answer to a question a friend in Oregon posed to me over the internet in 2012. As I read my idea of what the wellness center would look like and who was involved tears ran down my face. WOW! YES that was exactly where I wanted to roll in the year 2020, if not before. The crazy thing is an energy healer who knew very little about my idea but taught me energy medicine recently said, “It lives inside you. You have to do something about it.” OKAY!
So for 365 days of 2018 I'm going to live there – in my mind and my apartment to start and the surrounding natural beauty – and be in vibrational alignment with the concept typed out on those four pages in 2012. My apartment is already a mini version of the framework and all the businesses are in place and functioning. I'm going to act on every clue and move out everything and anything that does not fit into the concept as I go.
I'm looking forward to co-creating with the Universe.
Woohoo – let the 2018 adventure begin. The word for the year is ALIGNMENT.
I am going to live my dream into reality.