It is Thursday evening and I am sitting in my living room, feeling filled up with family time spent laughing and exploring future possibilities. My sister and I took our high school seniors on a college visit today, opening a new portal with our children. (YIKES! and YAY!) It is an exciting and also slightly overwhelming time, as we talk about what careers might interest them, where they want to travel, what their gifts are to share in this world, ... such potential.
Do you remember being 17 and sitting in this unknown space of terror and delight?!
Or perhaps you are still sitting in the dilemma of what to do with your life. It took me until 45 to finally claim that this coaching thing I do is the most satisfying, expansive work possible for my Soul yet. And many of my clients are still exploring their paths, changing directions, opening up to new possibilities, saying yes to things that simultaneously terrify and delight them!
What I know to be true is that the answers are always inside. Your Soul already knows the highest potential for your life. Along with the thousands or millions of other optional paths that you can explore along the way.
And so perhaps the journey itself is the point.
Like today. My daughter and I drove up in our Jeep to visit the college and the conversations on the two hour trip were beautiful. She opened up about her emotions, her fears, her hopes. And then on the way home, we just jammed! She played her music LOUDLY with the top off as we cruised down the highway - absolute bliss for this Mama! Such a wise Soul, this teacher-daughter of mine. Just being with her and sharing in her journey is a gift.
As we got closer to home, I shared one of my favorite songs with her - Question by Moody Blues. Here are a few of the lyrics:
Why do we never get an answer when we're knocking at the door?
Because the truth is hard to swallow, That's what the war of love is for.
It's not the way that you say it when you do those things to me.
It's more the way that you mean it when you tell me what will be.
If you haven't heard this song before, gift yourself with a quiet space to close your eyes and allow its wisdom to soothe your Soul. Forty years later, it is still guiding this Mama and daughter as we stand at the crossroads together.
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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