Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day Five.. the Bucket List

This morning I got up at my usual 5 a.m. to get ready for my day, and I wanted to glance at the suggested topic for the day so that while I was working at my part time job at the Post Office I could contemplate how I would approach today's blog.

So there were two suggested topics... one was... talk about your bucket list.. what do you just HAVE to do before you kick the bucket? ... and ... the other one was... what is on your vision board?

Well, since I don't have a vision board... Yikes!! did I just admit that to the world.. that I, a spiritual seeker, teacher, messenger for Spirit... I, who have actually taught a class on vision boards.. don't have a vision board?

Oh so I guess I am stuck with the other topic... what is on my bucket list?

Several years ago when I found myself in transition from a life that revolved around my chosen branch of organized religion and also in transition from my first husband, I actually did come up with a bucket list. On my list was everything that I had been taught all my life was a sin or at least not allowed.. or not a good idea if you were to present yourself to the world as a Christian.


I got a tattoo.
I got multiple piercings in my ears.
I got severely, tremendously, laying on the sidewalk outside of my girlfriend's apartment drunk.
I got intimate with someone that I was not married to...
I attended a new age church.
I got a reading from a psychic.

These things, although now looking back, are very mild and bordering on boring, were life changing for me.

I will admit that there were a couple of things on my bucket list I never got around to...

I never did smoke marajuana.
I never made it to Sedona Arizona.


No, I wouldn't say that.

But the other stuff I have always wanted to do or see or visit I am either doing now or have done.

I love that I am doing my spiritual work and helping others on a regular basis. When someone says to me, "your words changed my life, (which, by the way, or not my words, just words given to me by Spirit.. I am a pretty good repeater), that makes my heart leap for joy!

I love teaching classes on various spiritual subjects.

I love meeting new people in all kinds of various places and under different circumstances.

I love learning about various belief systems and adding them to the cosmic soup I live by.

So, you ask me, have you added anything to your list?

Hmmm.. I think I would still like to visit Sedona Arizona some day.

I would like to meet a real, honest to goodness shaman in some remote tribe somewhere sometime. 

My husband says that when I visit Sedona or I meet a real shaman that I may be disappointed. Sometimes the fantasy is better than the real thing.

He said that also about our recent trip to the Mayan ruins. 

I guess you could say visiting the Mayan ruins was on my bucket list. I had a picture on my refrigerator for, oh, about seven years or so. This year we went. 

No I was not disappointed. It was amazing. Spirit gave us the best tour guide. He was incredible! We went with a tour group called Go Mexico..(I highly recommend them!) He was telling us to feel the vibrations of the pyramids and talking about energy and stuff like that. ..hmm.. come to think of it, maybe he was the shaman I have been wanting to meet. Shamans come in regular people's clothing now....

Is it time to update my bucket list? I don't know. I am pretty content with my life. Sure I would like to one day leave the Post Office and just do my spiritual stuff for a living. But whether or not that ever happens... I am content. Life is good.

What is on your bucket list? I would love to hear from you! Feel free to comment and share!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this post. Using your list as a way to break the hold that certain taboos and social/religious constructs had on you was brilliant. It obviously had a profound result!

    Now it has me wondering if there is anything holding me back that might benefit from a rebel flavored list :)

    1. Hi Tina! Thanks for checking in! I think we all have some sort of beliefs that hold us back from being the awesome goddess we all are! Usually what things we are meant to do in life are the very things we struggle with. It was very true in my case!

  2. I don't have a vision board either, or a bucket list come to that. Although now having read yours I'm drawn to go to the Mayan ruins and Sedona, so perhaps I need to start a bucket list. Well done on the tattoo! I'm a big wuss when it comes to pain so there's no way I'd do that...ear piercing is my limit. Andrea

    1. Sometimes we just need to go out on a limb and do something we have always been told we can't do. Or maybe it is that inner critic who told us that we "can't". Either way, a bucket list is a great way to expand our horizons. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Everything on my bucket list has to do with traveling. I would love one day to visit the Egyptian pyramids.

    1. I would also like to visit the pyramids in Egypt. However, the ones in Mexico were awesome too!

  4. Hey, even though those previous goals might be "boring" to some people, they were important to you! I'd say it's likely you did meet that shaman on your trip :)

    1. Renee, I know that didn't occur to me until I was writing this blog!! Sometimes our gifts come from the Universe in packages we don't recognize.lol

  5. Oh my gosh Joy, you're just so fun! If your goal was to make me smile, I did that all the way through your post. Loved this! :)

    1. thanks Nicole! MY goal in life is to bring people JOY... however it happens...:)