Eyes to See
I walk along a dusty road in the heat of an early Texas summer and ponder the course of the last several hours. The day started out like any other. I appreciated the coolness of the morning, the absence of (too many) bugs, the delight I saw in Ms. D’s twitchy ears as she burst out of the tiny door to the RV. I made coffee. I sat and read a little Scripture, listened to some music, did some journaling, some stretching, and then got up to officially start the workday.
I was excited. The night before, I sat outside the trailer in the little fenced in area while Ms. D munched grass in the nighttime cool. The AC in the trailer, which I am grateful for but which is admittedly quite loud, was turned off and I could hear the night birds coo, a dog bark in the distance, a swish of a cool, damp breeze going by. My body felt flushed and purged by the blessing of an evening sauna. I have access to one while I stay at my friend’s house here outside of Austin – gratitude to her for letting me use it and for all her hospitality!
A flood of ideas came. I scribbled as I let my thoughts wonder. I closed my eyes and connected heart to heart with the Family of God.
“What say you?” I asked.
I knew that I would arise in the morning refreshed and ready to start working on a new design for the website and (internally, I jumped for glee) all that fresh B roll I had taken before while tooling around downtown Austin with another friend earlier in the week.
REFLECTION & PRACTICE:
When the Family of God encouraged me to “Press into that and you will have found the specific avenue in which to help others,” they were talking about that thing or things that that “make me tick,” and those activities, art forms, subject matters, and courses of inquiry that “make my heart sing.”
The amazing realization is that stepping into those things and creative activities that we are most passionate about really is the avenue to how we can best help others! So…
What makes your heart sing? What makes you tick?
Reflect on these two questions for a few minutes and record your ideas, thoughts, and inspirations in a notebook or journal.
Hint: you don’t have to limit yourself just to words. Try your hand at painting, drawing, singing, or even dancing it out! Whatever form you use to express your response is going to give you more insight into the question that just keeping it in and “thinking about it.”
Next, put your reflections into practice.
How can you express what you discovered about yourself (what makes you tick, what makes your heart sing) in another way? How can you take this to the next level for yourself or others? It may be spending some time learning more about the subject matter, taking a class, volunteering, or simply spending more time with the Family of God encountering about it.
When in doubt, ask the Family! Remember that they know all about you from the beginning to the end and they delight in you no matter where you are on your road to wholeness.
NOTE June 2023: We are working hard to get the new Gentle Healthy Traveler site up and running as fast as we can! That being said, I apologize if any links do not work or some of the text on the main page or on this page may be off. Be sure to stop by again soon for a more stream-lined experience and thanks so much for your patience! Also, if you wish to be added to the mailing list during our “construction phase” please email me directly at email@example.com. Thank you can God Bless!
Do you have questions about your health? Ready to make a change or just wanting to explore your options for living your best, most vibrant, on purpose, God-centered life? Drop me a line! I would love to chat with you!