Dear Wise & Ageless Goddess
'If you don't walk your true path, you don't find your true people.'
- Martha Beck (The Way of Integrity)
Our family has what's known as a Covid dog.
Unused to company during the lockdown years of his puppyhood, Pippin developed a suspicion of strangers and to this day dislikes anyone approaching him other than those of us in his original family bubble and an innocent friendly hand held out to pet the cute Cavalier unleashes his inner fierce wolf!
So you can imagine the problem over the recent weeks of the attic conversion (mentioned in previous blog post) when day after day groups of workmen would come through our home. Despite our best efforts to contain the wee beastie, there were times we’d have to roar a warning ‘Don’t put your hand out to the dog!’.
But one day a workman came in and Pippin to our amazement remained in cutie-pie mode. In fact I’d never seen him behave so calmly with a total stranger. He walked confidently up to him, circled him for a moment and then wagging his tail trotted back to his cushion and contentedly curled up to sleep.
Truly surprised I asked the man ‘What have you got that no one else does?’
‘Oh I could tell he didn’t want to be touched. I love dogs - in fact I train Alsations’ he replied.
It struck me as awesome the communication that passed between the dog and man who carried about him an invisible energy or frequency which Pippin recognised as safe and trustworthy. He was simply true to his nature and Pippin a creature of nature, instinctively knew that.
When we own the presence of our true nature everything around us responds to that. The whole of nature works with us and we experience less challenge and resistance, more synchronicity and flow.
The presence of our true nature is forever trying to catch our attention - in the words of a song, the appearance of a robin, the fall of a feather on our shoulder, a penny dropped from heaven or a heart shaped stone at our feet.
Remember in my previous post when I talked about feeling displaced and disconnected when my beloved 'sanctuary' became the hall and stairway for the new attic conversion? It was three messages one after the other - a conversation in a popular TV program, a comment in a podcast and a point of view in a newsletter - which directed my attention to what I needed to know. That I'd outgrown the old version of me but the new version was not quite here yet.
There's a new version? I hadn't expected that. And my feeling of displacement was replaced with a feeling of excitement for what's to come.
Many of you responded feeling something similar and like me found the feeling put into these words a hopeful message. It shifts our attention from that which we are no longer to that which we are becoming.
Then Guess what happened?.......
Moving intuitively, I decided to create a one day workshop based on 'The lure of our Becoming'.
Calling it BECOMING TRUE - A Living Magically Everyday workshop, I set the date. Within two hours of finalising the arrangements I received an email out of the blue. It read: 'Please let me know when you have dates for a new workshop'. Within an hour of that, I had registered my first participant.
When we act true to our nature, nature responds in kind.
We're moving into the final quarter of this year. If 2023 hasn't delivered all you hoped lets catch it by the tail and shake it up a bit!
Join me for this one day BECOMING TRUE workshop
at: The United Arts Club, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.
on: Saturday November 4th
from: 9.30am to 6pm
Early registration Fee €85
Workbook, snacks and all materials supplied.