Life is an adventure they say and I like that. It inspires intrigue and mystery! Adventure has challenge and hardship too, yet the word inspires me toward fun and excitement. I am a Bucks County girl for most of my life. The world here is pretty predictable for the most part. The diversity is relatively low, my friends were many of the same since high school with some new folks along the way and we tend to see things in a certain way here. Then in came the Himalayan Masters from the Northern Gate and it all switched up.
I like the unusual, the curious, the unpredictable, honestly. I have adventured many new places but seemed to always come back to the comforts of usual. But after the Masters, my life took a spin to engage in the more unusual of things. I learned many of the healing and expressive arts, met new folks, raw foodists, alternative healers, and learned of the things invisible. As I got engaged by this less than normal fare, my life switched up tremendously and I ended up moving, getting divorced and was called to inspire others into this magical world of the ancient traditions.
It certainly has been anything but predictable and keeps getting zanier still. I do love it with all its unusual and expanding ways. I do know sometimes it does take me out into areas that I never expected I would like. I have learned not to keep my old ideas so strict and be open to maybe things I didn't like before are intriguing now. Like a child that hates vegetables but as they get older, suddenly new foods taste delicious. I find alot that way these days so I keep myself open to reorder my thinking.
I invite you to really allow adventure to come into your life. There are hardships or more challenging moments whenever you go, I often ask "Am I really experiencing this?" Shifting your perspectives, trying new things, going out of the box is unpredictable and throws you off a bit. Yet the growth in experience gives you vitality and a true sense of exploration. You find yourself in many situations that you're not quite sure exactly what to do. It keeps me alive, present and on my toes. That is what living, adventure, true exploration is all about. Newness adds youthful wonder and fresh views. It certainly adds fun and excitement and I wouldn't want life any other way now that I have come to appreciate the not so normal.
Keep open to new ways. new types of people, experiences that maybe you would have judged. As we grow and change, it is amazing how much new fun can be had rather than sticking with the way we were taught or were raised. I get surprised often, learn to be open and compassionate, find empathy with so many people for we all are seeking much of the same things. We just go about it differently for we come from different views.
My latest expansion is with a new boyfriend who is quite unlike those I have played with before. Very opposite and truly from different worlds. Yet there is a fun, learning and openness that I wouldn't have without him. He shows me things I have never seen or experienced, I learn viewpoints I would never have looked at and I find myself intrigued by the surprise of what may come next. It is not always easy to be in this uncertain place yet it expands. Expanding is often scary but it is indeed blissful as well. To truly explore is the wonder of being alive. You can always consider not to do something again but to try the first time is a good experiment. We are here to gain experience and adventure means going for the unknown.
Do use this summer season do expand into adventure. On small and large scale. The exhilaration is enlivening and you just might find something new you adore!
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