A sacred path is the direction you move each day. Using the word sacred allows you to understand it’s importance. We are given one life and it is a choice to make your journey, your life, your days, sacred.
To honor your life is more than simple acceptance of the road before you. A sacred path is chosen with intention and commitment. Waking up each morning to deal with today’s challenges, get through today to go to bed to begin again tomorrow, rarely looking at your direction you are heading, making safe choices from sheer exhaustion does not allow you to become all you are here to become.
“I do not believe that God put us on this Earth to be ordinary” Lou Holtz
Understand that each day as you wake is separate from all other days, not simply a roll over from the day prior, a new day in which you are offered the chance to create a new vision for yourself and your journey.
By stepping off the path that has been worn bare by many before you, quieting the fear to move in a new direction, you are paving your sacred path as a visionary woman.
I know well that fear and uncertainty can keep you from veering off into the unknown. Since your sacred path is never a straight line through your life, instead weaving in and out through your days it does not allow a clear vision of the road ahead, offering only a glimpse of the horizon ahead.
People assume I always had this vision and the perfect plan laid out long before I stepped off my path. My life had been comfortable and safe so there would have been no good reason to exchange it for the unknown.
My plan consisted of one thought; help women understand how to create amazing lives. I went on to write my first book ” All I Want is … Everything, A Guide to Love, Peace and Happiness” tell my story and share the questions we all must ask ourselves, with the hope that it would help and inspire someone, that was it.
The months following the decision to veer into a new direction and try things I never believed I would dare, honor not only my days but the rest of my life would on occasion feel like a freefall off a cliff but it also brought the most extraordinary joy.
That one decision allowed me to see that there was so much I was missing by playing safe. I am proud to say that once I decided I never allowed fear to stop my forward progress ~ EVER! If I fell I got up, if I made a mistake I learned from it and I when fear grabbed hold I shook free and trusted that this is what I was meant to do.
Since that time I have heard the voice of so many women who realized that fear had not served them well and rose above it when a deep and meaningful hunger for something more in their life grabbed hold of them.
It is when the questions: why am I here, does the life I am living make sense, does it have the meaning and purpose to fulfill me, over takes your rationalizing all those questions away that you begin to risk veering off your current path.
This is a defining moment and as a visionary woman the opportunity to ask God, your higher power or whoever you believe in, what is it that you would have me do and who am I meant to be?
We have an entire generation of women who feel they have been lead astray by following the path laid out before them, finding the pursuit of possessions a distraction for the real work that must be done to embrace passion and a higher purpose in their life.
We are in search of sincere connections with real people, we are becoming more willingly accept our importance in the world and accept what we have always known down deep ~ that love is the foundation on which everything is meant to be built upon. All these realizations are what illuminate our scared path.
So ask yourself; am I playing it safe? Am I stuck in a routine of comfort when I should be reaching for something higher, bigger or more meaningful, and yes risky?
Then dare to step off the worn path by taking a small first step, volunteer somewhere that you feel uncomfortable, maybe it’s at a retirement home or a pet shelter or visit a sick friend, if that is uncomfortable for you. Be kind to the unkind and love those who have no love for you. This is how it begins.
Find what makes you say I am uneasy and try it and then take the next step doing this again and again and you will soon find yourself on the path.
The number one regret of people who are dying is that they wish they would have had the courage to live a life true to who they were meant to be, not allowing their own fear and the expectations of others to keep them captive.
I want to leave you with one of my greatest inspirations and an amazing example of a visionary woman. She graduated from college in a time few women did so, traveled the world, spoke out against civil rights, campaigned for world peace and human dignity for all and marched for women’s rights. She counted among her friends John F. Kennedy and Mark Twain. There were no boundaries to her overcoming fear with determination and faith in her own sacred path ~ the person was Helen Keller and she did all of this as a someone who could not hear, speak or see.
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” Helen Keller
Take this moment to claim your spot among the many, as a woman not only with the gift of vision but an understanding of the sacred path you are called to travel.