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.
THAT'S IT? YOU SAY? THAT IS ALL YOU HAVE EVER WANTED TO DO?
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.