At the start of this year, I named 2015 as a year of building. While 2014 involved much letting go, getting rid of excess belongings, ending some relationships and shifting others, and releasing ideas and beliefs that no longer served me, this new year has then been an opportunity for me to continue more of the same and to allow newness into my life where space had been created. I have felt stronger, more open, and very ready.
While the cold winter was still with us, I committed to an agreement with a contractor to have a house built. I am enjoying the process now of making many decisions (siding, stone, roof, doors, door handles, flooring, lighting, kitchen cabinets, toilets!, and more), and I am enjoying the process of seeing my new home being built from the ground up.
I have come to know a consummate professional and a truly wonderful human being in Curtis Bailey, and his workers who are on site are hard-working and phenomenal builders in their skill and in their care and attention to detail. Both my parents and friends have supported me and helped me in making choices and plans. I am filled with gratitude for all who are making it possible for me to be able to move into this future home that I have envisioned.
It has been fascinating for me to witness my home being created from first a small hole in the ground to then a large hole, and then a foundation, then the framing, and now roofing, some doors and windows, staircases, and more… It’s exciting!
And so it is with our lives. As I’ve identified other areas in my life in which I’ve wanted to build, I’ve followed the same process. A hole was dug; the hole increased in size. The foundation was carefully laid. I framed the structure and then covered it and began to work on the details. All along, I was constantly reviewing what was done and evaluating my next steps. All along, I have been making conscious choices, consulting my heart, and allowing my intuition & creativity & love to lead the way.
I will continue building. I will continue growing. I will continue to move in my life with passion. I know I carry my home in my heart, and this physical manifestation of a place to call my own serves as a concrete visual representation of what can evolve when hope meets intention and expresses itself fully, acknowledging fear but not letting fear lead to stagnation, asking for help and support – because life is a shared path of give & take, and journeying forward with trust that life is truly a beautiful way to explore and build and come into the deepest union with our higher selves.