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Day One - May You Travel In An Awakened Way

Ok girls – HI!!!

I can’t believe that we get to do this next forty days together. You have connected from quite literally all around the world. So that means in the Southern Hemisphere you are awake and Northern Hemisphere you are winding down for the night.

I am genuinely seeing this community like the cheer squad that intentionally positions themselves at the end of the marathon just before the last few miles.

So some of you may get a fresh wind, others of you may have paced yourself and be full of energy, others of you may be crawling, but let’s do it as a sisterhood.

One of the very first scriptures that I read on land that we can boldly claim as inheritance was this one ...

And Moses swore that day, surely the land on which your feet have walked shall be an inheritance to you and your children always because you have wholly followed the Lord

Joshua 14:9

‘....where your feet have walked ... ‘

We are going to walk on land over this 40 days that we would never have entered if we didn’t set aside the focused time. You are going to walk with a sure footing.

So maybe you should go buy yourself a new pair of shoes today to symbolize the places you are going to go (you didn’t really need permission did you??)

Or go and put paint all over your foot and step out your feet over a blank piece of paper …(when we gathered to do this last year some of our sisterhood in Mexico joined in and sent me their pictures of their footprints - it was so profound!)

Or jump in a puddle with bare feet. Or if you’re in the throws of winter like we are in Montreal I wouldn’t advise the bare foot thing!

Let me bless these next forty days ..

A blessing for your travel

Every time you leave home,

Another road takes you

Into a world you were never in.

New strangers on other paths await.

New places that have never seen you

Will startle a little at your entry….

When you travel, you find yourself

Alone in a different way,

More attentive now to the self you bring along…

You unexpectedly attune to your voice

Opening conversations

And a new silence also goes with you

And if you listen you will hear

What your heart would love to say.

A journey can become a sacred thing;

Make sure, before you go,

To take the time

To bless your going forth,

To free your heart of ballast

So that the compass of your soul

Might direct you toward

The territories of spirit

Where you will discover more of your hidden life

And the urgencies that deserve to claim you.

May you travel in an awakened way,

Gathered wisely into your inner ground;

That you may not waste the invitations

Which wait along the way to transform you.

John Odonohue

Lets travel awakened today ..

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