The Message I Needed to Hear
Late last spring, I received a one-word message from my intuition, “Home”. After a busy year of teaching, two consecutive summers of work-related traveling, and the end of a significant relationship, this was a welcome word that I took literally. I stayed home to create art, take care of my house and pets, and tend my garden. To keep this story short, what I got for my effort was bare skin covered with ant bites and a bee sting on my lip that caused significant swelling. “I stayed home for this?!”, I complained out loud. And just as clear as that one word message I received in the spring, I heard, “Come home to your Self.” Actually, I think I heard, “Duh, Suz! Home means come home to your Self.” The Universe has a sense of humor!
What did it mean? Start doing things differently. Like what? (I was full of questions but unaware that I was full of the answers, too, if I would only listen.)
At first, I felt stuck. I heard that “when one door closes, another opens.” But, I didn’t see any open doors, sun-filled windows, or light through a keyhole beckoning me. I was facing the wrong direction. I was focused on what I didn’t want and what wasn’t working.
There were two choices- stand still and stay stuck or take a step. It sounds a bit flippant and oh-so easy but it’s not. It takes a lot of courage to take the first step in the direction you want to go. You don’t have to run or even walk… just take one small step and it will guide the next step.
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Tiptoe if you must, but… take the step!”
Journey of Love
I realized that coming home to my Self is a Journey of Love. Whoa, hold on just a minute! Isn’t it selfish to put my Self first? Absolutely not! How can I offer anyone else a drink from an empty cup? I had to fill my chalice first. I had to be “Self-Full”. Keep in mind, I said this is a “journey”, not a destination. It meant reprioritizing. Making space. Saying “No thank you” to things I didn’t want to do. Taking care of my body, mind, and spirit. Having fun. Reconnecting with people I love. Doing less so I could be more present. It meant loving, accepting, and respecting myself. It meant having the courage to be authentic… and visible.
- I choose Love over fear.
- I express gratitude for all the treasures in my life.
- I focus on what I want with greater clarity and intention.
- I use my creativity as a portal to connect me to my inner wisdom (intuition, highest self…).
- I allow my inner wisdom to guide my choices.
- I follow “YES”. Even if it’s a baby step, I take the step.
- I release, with loving kindness, what no longer serves.
- I connect to the Divine energy in all that is seen and unseen- the Divine within me, too.
- I trust the Mystery- relinquishing the desire to control outcomes so the real magic can happen!
- I accept myself for being human…a perfectly imperfect human being.
Come Home to Your Self is a Journey of Love… it begins with one brave step!
When we can love ourselves and have the confidence to show up authentically,
our example gives those around us permission to do the same.
My Calendar of Events lists upcoming workshops and retreats where I guide people on the journey back to Self through creativity, intuitive experiences, ceremony, visualizations, and more.