Like so many of my classmates in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance, I devoted some time during this week to go into silence. I had two days cleared on my calendar and I booked them for this assignment: no phones, no computer, no tablets, no books, no speaking, no television, no music, Silence! (The photos were taken on the following Tuesday when I could use my camera again.)
There were basically 3 questions in mind during this silence to help me really focus on my dharma or purpose in life:
1. What are the talents I have been given that I’m to share with the world?
2. How am I to share those talents to create the most good?
3. How does God or the divine want to express itself through me?
Since I didn’t have an island beach to visit nearby to connect with nature during this assignment, I chose the Overland Park Arboretum nearby, a beautiful place to connect with Nature. Off I went, willing to open myself to listening to the Holy Spirit, instead of telling it what I want.
It would take a book to cover all the amazing things I learned on my journey through the two days, but for now, I’ll just share the opening of the first morning of silence.
As I pulled up into the parking lot of the Arboretum, I was greeted by the following sign:
I was immediately overwhelmed, weeping with emotions of gratitude. It took me awhile to recover enough to even get out of the car. First of all, I was grateful that I had been given the gift of free admission on this day. Had I checked their website before hand, I would have known that Tuesdays are free admission days, but I had no conscious awareness that this was in effect. But more importantly, I got a much deeper message.
As my class friend Lorelei Sunshine so eloquently pointed out, the name you’re given can mean so very much. On this special Tuesday, this sign was a divine directive — time to let go of all the imprisonment I had placed on myself, time to let go of all the self-imposed fetters of self-doubt and fear I had built, time to completely FREE myself and become the me I really came to Earth to be.
Like Mary in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic The Secret Garden, I had been given a unique key to open the door to a very special, fertile place where I could imagine beauty, plant and nurture my dreams, and see them manifest. What a gift!
You have this gift waiting too — deep inside you in your inner worlds and in your marvelous imagination. Go silent, find it and explore!!! #Nothinglikeit