Today, I invite you to join me in celebrating a new stage in my life. At 9:15 this morning, I am boarding a plane for San Francisco to embark on a new adventure as a student in the Global PhD (Transpersonal Psychology) through Sofia University. This is an opportunity that came rather unexpectedly, but resonates as a really good thing on SO MANY LEVELS! As I board the plane, I am intentionally leaving behind that which needs to draw to an end and opening to spectacular and amazing things. As a way to ritualize this new step in my path…I will be sportin my NEW Doc Martens. 🙂 So…here’s a little poem about what I’m leaving behind and one which will be featured in my upcoming book, Returning – a woman’s midlife journey to herself.
The Shoes That Brought Me Here
I abandon the shoes that brought me here
It’s not because I’ve given up that I leave this place
Though one may be tempted to think so
Exhausted from the effort
Frustrated from lack of fruitfulness
I fought the good fight….
But the race is not yet finished.
Having beaten my head against the wall until it bled
Forced to ask the question, “Am I barking up the right tree?”
Laying down my guns
Setting down my sword
Lowering my shield
Surrendering to the Son
It’s not because I’ve given up
But for the sake of a different path
I abandon the shoes that brought me here.