DAY ELEVEN. Suzi Snyder
You know how life is going along swimmingly and you are filled with gratitude and delight in what is unfolding? And then your path changes and you encounter one challenge and then another and then another?
I find that when that happens I try and hold on tighter to what was, only to find my body reminding me that I have to let go.
Four weeks ago we moved from Pittsboro to Wilmington, North Carolina. A move for the betterment of our lives with more to do, the ocean and new opportunities – possibilities abound! We quickly unpacked and moved into our temporary home with pictures on the walls and everything. I traveled to Boston for the next step in my energy medicine training, then home and back to the Raleigh area to see my current clients. Life is full and good!
Two days ago a dear friend in Arizona died suddenly. It was a shock and we will miss him. My beloved dog was out playing fetch and tore up the pads of his feet and now limps around moping. Today is his birthday and the major joy in his life is no longer available right now. And since cycles like threes, a significant pain has started up in my lower back forcing me to slow down and take note.
I can’t go backwards and I can’t move forwards. I have to sit here and be. I remember reading several years ago that members of an Aboriginal tribe travels for two days and then stop and wait for a day or two. When asked why they had stopped to wait, their response was they were waiting for their soul to catch up.
Now I’m waiting for my soul to catch up. Life isn’t the same without it. As I wait, I cherish the friendship we had with our dear friend, I comfort our dog by wrapping his paws in sticky tape so he can still go for his beloved walks, and I thank my body for the reminder and let go of the need to be perfect. Can’t wait to share all this with my soul!
Is your soul there with you?