So, here it is, Day 24 of the July UBC (although I’m one of the diehards who stuck with it since April!) and I’m once again sitting in front of my computer without a single thought about what I’m going to fill my page with tonight.  Yesterday, after missing a couple of days as a result of my “procedure”, I managed nearly 2000 words.  But tonight, I have nary a clue as to what I might come up with to either amuse or make you go “hmmmm” with. 

I could dig into the news and join the masses blogging about yet another Royal Event, but although it’s nice to see the airwaves and internet filled with something wondrous and miraculous instead of hateful and evil, I think it’s gotten enough press and I have nothing new to add.

I do find myself hiding or altogether blocking the continued discussions and comparisons to the Zimmerman/Martin tragedy.  My goal and purpose are to focus on good news and life affirming events as opposed to man’s continued inhumanity to man.  It matters not who is right and who is wrong at this point, as the decision was made, so we need to let it go, take any lesson we might have learned which directly affects our own, personal path (and for many, there is really nothing), and get on with the business of doing some good with our lives.

I realize that there is still a great deal of unfairness in our world, but continuing to show examples of it and rant about it isn’t going to change it.  Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the greats at implementing changes to our world said it best when he said “I have a dream”.  That is how change begins!  It isn’t in the hands of the whiners, the criers, the protesters or the people who trash a community to prove a point. 

It is in the hands of those who dare to dream of a better world, then set about allowing ways to make it happen to come into their lives. 

One of my dreams is to become a healer, but one who not only heals people, but animals, and, even more important, our sadly abused Earth.  I put that dream out to the Universe, and when it deemed I was ready, it sent me the first of what I feel certain will be a long series of trainings to enable me to fulfill that dream.  I may accomplish the dream in a series of teeny, tiny baby steps, or I may see some baby steps interspersed with leaps and bounds.  The how has never mattered, nor does it now.  It’s simply getting there.  Just as where we’re going isn’t the most important part:  it’s the journey which really matters, and makes us the people we are meant to become.

Training, for me, is the next step in my journey.  I will see many places and things along the way which I’m sure will change my life, but it is the journey of learning and expanding my own consciousness which gets me excited.  Uncovering hidden wonders, both in myself and in the universe around me are the real draws, the things which will bring me the most joy.  In fact, I would venture to say that I don’t really have a destination because I expect to continue traveling wherever this road takes me, living one adventure after another without expectations, but with my eyes open as a child, in wonder at each new discovery. 

Here I am, back on the topic of seeing the world through the eyes of a child, and rediscovering the ability to see it from our own eyes and our own childlike wonder!  That tells me that this is important right now.  It is important to allow that innocence, that lack of expectation, that sense of wonder with everything I encounter which needs to lead the way now. 

I have my own dream now.  I see the world as endless, limitless and amazing.  Nothing is impossible.  If we can dream it, we can do it.  Life is a great big puzzle.  In order to make things happen, we have but to start moving the pieces around.  Some will fit together and some won’t.  We will take apart the things we’ve put together and put pieces together in completely different configurations.  It is no longer about right and wrong, but about what else we can do with what we have. 

I had a game when I was young called Pythagoras.  It contained a number of plastic pieces in various geometric shapes.  The trick was to recreate various pictures with those shapes, but you had to use all of the shapes for each picture.  That’s pretty much how I’m seeing my life at this juncture.  I have all of the pieces, but I also have an infinite number of ways I can arrange them.  Some will have better results than others, and some will flat out surprise me when I encounter them as they didn’t really seem possible until I, perhaps accidentally, fit the pieces together into that form, but every single one, regardless of how farfetched, is a possibility. 

Maybe I have a whole bunch of these little sets of geometric shapes, but all a little different, and maybe some of my creations will involve pulling pieces from different sets to make something bigger.  Once again, the “how” doesn’t matter.  It’s all about the journey.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful that I am rediscovering my childlike wonder.
2. I am grateful for all of my first steps.
3. I am grateful for journeys both large and small.
4. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue learning new and different things.
5. I am grateful for the chance to learn how to make a life instead of just making a living.

Love and light.