I can remember a time when my life was very chaotic with no direction. I happened upon an intuitive spiritual chiropractor who treated me for discomfort. She must have seen a soul that was lost and she told me of a women’s retreat in Joshua tree for the weekend. I barely made enough money for the trip but I made it. It was a spiritual retreat working on self, meditation, healthy eating, hiking, and sweat lodge. Things that just weren’t part of my life. What was she thinking sending me to a healthy retreat and where are the margaritas? But I had fun, could this be what was missing in my life?
When I returned to my chaotic life I was very sad even angry. I knew I didn’t belong in this place anymore. Did I ever? When I came back from the retreat I felt aggravated by the people that surrounded me and the energy of the life that I had created. I wanted the spiritual energy that I had experienced at the retreat. Where had it gone and how do I get it back. Someone should bottle that stuff! Not knowing what to do I sat in the middle of the floor cried. I prayed for a guide, a teacher to come and show me the way. I wanted spiritual growth but I wasn’t ready to give up the way of life that I knew. I had become addicted to a chaotic life. I had to change my way of viewing the world I had created. I had to be responsible for the dialog in my head and my heart. I had to want to change my life instead taking life’s left overs. I had to start living my life with intention and faith. I had to change but I didn’t know how, where to start or even if I could change. So, my teacher didn’t show up for many, many years. I like to call this the “I’m not ready to change because I don’t want to do the work!” phase in my life.
There is a saying “When the student is ready, the teacher shall appear.” After years of treating my body like crap and not opening my eyes to a higher way of life, one so teacher appeared. I wound up working with her for many years and still do today. She made me laugh, she made me cuss, she even made me cry. Most of all she taught me inner strength and gave me tools to live a better life. To this day I still thank and love Mrs. Kimberly Rinaldi. I prayed for you and you showed up for me. I love you with all my heart.
Two years after meeting her, I asked the Universe to introduce me more guides. That year I met 6 in a row, who taught me many things. My teachers where not in a college, a metaphysical magazine or online. They just showed up in my life and in the strangest places. Each teacher showing me something new. The one thing they all had in common was the smile. The smile that seemed to say…” Finally, you’re here. I have been waiting for you.” Some of my lessons have been hard because I can be stubborn, and other lessons came natural to me.
I didn’t want to learn healing modalities nor did I want to teach what I had learned. But life had other plans for me. I now teach others intuitive development and Reiki.
I feel very grateful for the magical teachers in my life and the love that they have shown me. I can only hope to be that for someone else.
If you truly want something in your life ask for it with intention and be open to receiving it. When it comes, it may look and feel different than what you expected. It may take longer than you expected. There may be many twist and turns that you didn’t expect. It may even turn you into things you never wanted to be like a healer, a teacher, or a life coach. Just remember to be open, be willing to change, do the work and have faith. The Universe will bring it to you. Good luck on your path and may it be filled with blessings, love, and light!
With deep love and gratitude to all my teachers and guides,