I am flying on the wings of change, cresting the waves and listening to the small sounds of the quiet voice inside. How did I get to this place? Where am I going? What is this magic in knowing and not knowing, faith in doubt, belief in uncertainty?
It is as if the universe has opened up before me, a clear path appearing in the mist, the broken wings healing. The renewal of change is beckoning. The whole world looks different from this new vantage point. There are possibilities where there were none before. It’s not that they weren’t there – I just couldn’t see clear to the other side.
The path is not without its twists and turns. It is not necessarily the easy path or the one most people would take. It is not about doing what others expect us to do. It is about following our own heart and the voice inside. One needs stillness and quiet to even hear that voice amidst all the noise and chaos in this world. It is above all about being true to oneself.
I am working on changing and rearranging my life so that I will have the emotional space to write and to create art. Some things are in place and a few things need a little more time. Having patience can be a challenge, especially when it has been a long journey and you are excited about the possibilities that are now unfolding.
There are things that I need to let go of and move on. There are things that I need to embrace. Knowing the difference and making it happen is empowering. As Father Dempsey said in a homily at St. Mary Church a few years ago….
No matter the past, no matter the present
The future can be different —
There is always the possibility for change.
I am very grateful to everyone who has provided support and encouragement as I step onto my new path and move forward. You have given me the courage and strength to embrace the wings of change, bringing growth and new direction.