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
Even though we had chatted about your silence days, I’m blown away again about your experience when I read what your wrote! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the garden… if it’s that beautiful in the winter, it must be glorious in the spring and summer.
Thanks, Kare. Spring came early this year, making this experience even more special. Thanks, Universe!
Aloha Day I am grateful that you honour me in mentioning me and sharing my Name Blog Post Mahalo’s…I LOVE that the Garden was Free and YOU are sooo totally OPEN for what was to be shown looking forward to the next post on your experience 🙂
Thank you, Lorelei. So happy to be sharing this miraculous journey with you!
Free Day. Enough said. 🙂