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.
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?
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?’
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!
Keep your vital energy flowing.