Mamiko and I recently returned from a magical 10-day trip exploring ancient Mayan temples in the Yucatán (more on that in a future post).
Even though we came home basking in the energy of higher dimensions, there was a big, third-dimensional project awaiting us back in Hawaii: moving house for the first time in 14 years.
Talk about getting dragged back to earth!
Moving from one home to another can be tiring and miserable. I know. I’ve moved more than 20 times in my life.
But this move is different. This time, I’ve been appreciating the experience and finding blessings in all the disruption. In many ways it’s been a healing journey.
Here are five big things I appreciate about our current move.
I recognize how far we’ve come and how much we’ve evolved.
Sorting through and packing our personal belongings and business materials has caused me to look back over the past 14 years. I’m proud of the life Mamiko and I have created together, all the workshops we’ve presented, all the adventures we’ve enjoyed, and all the people we’ve served.
I’ve also been able to appreciate how much we’ve grown—spiritually, mentally and emotionally. We are so very different from the two people who moved into this townhouse 14 years ago. Thank Goddess we’ve evolved!
I’m feeling lighter.
Letting go of things we no longer need or use has caused a significant shift. I feel physically and emotionally lighter. I hadn’t realized how weighed down I had been feeling by all the stuff we’d accumulated.
One of my favorite tenets of feng shui is that physical objects either contribute energy to an environment or drain it. There is no neutral. So, in our new place we’re being very deliberate about what items to keep and what kind of feeling we want to create in each room.
I’ve been practicing focusing on the positive.
The process of moving has given me ample opportunities each day to pause, take a deep breath, and focus on the best aspect whatever I’m experiencing. It’s been excellent training in staying aligned with my higher self and focusing on what I want (rather than what I don’t want).
Old thoughts and emotions are coming up.
This may seem like a negative thing, but I’m actually glad it’s happening. Old, limiting beliefs have showed up again. Old fears I thought I had released have resurfaced. And each one has given me a chance heal, simply by acknowledging the thought, loving it and letting it go.
I’m getting more clarity.
Overall, the moving experience has allowed me to gain greater clarity about who I once was and who I have become. I also have clearer understanding of what’s important to me and what I want to create during this next phase of my life.
I can’t say I’ve enjoyed every minute of packing, lifting, unpacking, and cleaning up, but I definitely appreciate the gifts this journey has given me.