Changes Comes Easy…Or Not!

I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately. The way change can come easily while at other times a knock-down, drag-out battle  occurs – between the existing and the emerging self.

I’ve had a lot of time to think. I’ve been on a road trip through Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico for almost 3 weeks. In fact, I’m still on the road as I write this post.

I left on a Sunday, and as I drove, I changed. I changed over the course of 3 days. Traveling through the desert, viewing ancient landscapes that carry the echo and energy of their formation. Sensing and feeling the history of the land.

As I drove, something within me liberated. I let go – of who knows what – I just know it’s no longer there. Some tightness and tension released, for sure. I feel an openness and a certain wildness that I know I carry but haven’t accessed in a long time.

Road Trip As Pilgrimage

I knew that this road trip has been a pilgrimage with, for and to myself.

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The size of the mountain and the truck offers powerful perspective.

I’ve changed. Another version of myself emerging through the miles driven.

What happened? How did I change from hours of road travel in my Mini CountryWoman?

Change Happens

I opened up. I let go. I accepted. I released. I made peace. I moved on. Down the road. And on my journey.

I covered ground that I’ve driven before, and I traveled highways that were new to me. I saw mountains upon mountains, the desert in sporadic bloom. The stark, rugged landscape with patches of fragile looking flowers filled me with wonder.

Each mile covered, a milestone of my progression. To Taos, yes. But more importantly, to answer my muses whimsical call to journey through the desert and to self.

Midway through my trip I flew back to Portland on business for a couple of days. As I drove to the Albuquerque airport on the back roads, a solo traveler, I wondered about the call to this trip.

What was needed? Had I truly met the call?

I asked the question, out loud, ‘What has been the purpose of all of this? What am I actually doing?’

Message from the Cosmos - to all of us!
Message from the Cosmos – to all of us!

Moments later, in the way of whimsy, serendipity and the wry humor of the Universe, I found my answer.

A signpost at the head of a driveway.


Thanks to the desert, my Mini and the Cosmos for the invitation to Evolve.

OK. I got it. I can do that.

Stay tuned. More to come!

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