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You are capable of true greatness – living large and joyfully

April 13th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Syncronicity is one of those things you don’t go looking for – it sneaks up in front of you and then, bam!, it hits you right between the eyes.

There has been a lot of syncronicity in my life lately. I don’t really know what to put it down to except a ‘quickening’… that point at which things start to domino of their own accord.


I guess Debra – my Feng Shui friend – would tell me that I’ve been clearing out a lot of stagnant stuff in my life and my home, and the chi is starting to flow… and yes, I believe that is a part of it. We’ve been renovating the kitchen and laundry (still not finished..) and so that has meant a heck of a clear out – when you drag absolutely everything out of your kitchen cupboards (and those deep, dark recesses of the laundry) you only want to put back those things you use and love. Nothing more. NO junk! Since we moved here 13 years ago, some of those cupboards havent really seen a good clearout. And so there must have been a heck of a lot of stagnant chi in there, cluttering up the space and clogging my life.

And so, on many levels, the overwhelm and sheer exhaustion I have been feeling a lot lately since the renovations started (vacuuming and mopping and wiping down surfaces of plaster dust for the upteenth time can really start to get you down) has been worth it. I know there is more to come… but I now know that the space and energy and flow this will generate will be worth the pain.

One of the syncronicities recently, as I took a break from clearing out the junk in my youngest son’s room (boy, was THAT overdue!) happened as I checked email.

I found a friendly email from Rosa letting me know she’d tagged me, to write about my goals and Live Large! (the goals you just gotta get so you can truly say you have lived your wildest dreams). And then I received an email from Carrie Hart in Daily QuadoYou Are Capable of True Greatness that started:

You are capable of true greatness.  This is
not a question, a wish or a hope.  This is a simple fact.  You are capable of
true greatness.

True greatness is not something you hold up
to a standard you or society have set and ask over and over, "Is this it?"  True
greatness is a flame inside, a truth that is you.  And as you go through life,
this truth can become buried.  You may need to unravel the consequences of some
past actions to clear a space for it.  Or you may need to balance the time and
effort required to carry your burdens with the time and effort required to
excavate your shining wonder.

But it is there.  It is real.  It is true
and it shines.

And so, I accept the challenge Rosa. I am stepping up to the plate, fully aware of the synchronicities abounding in my life as I clear space for more and better to come.

And to the rest of my dear friends – a little announcement. Following on from my participation in the March Love Affair with Books over at Joyful, Jubilant Learning – I have accepted the generous invitation of the founding writers there to become a more permanent contributor.

In honour of this amazing invitation to join a very inspirational community of bloggers (thank you so much for the invitation guys, I was thoroughly honoured and thrilled to be asked, and even more honoured to accept!) you can find my first official post as a regular contributor over there today, as I accept Rosa’s tag and write about my goals for living large and with intention.

Tags: Noticing Miracles · Reinvention · Wonder Woman

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris Owen // Apr 15, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    We are delighted to have you as part of the crowd over at JJLN and your introductory debut(in your new capacity) is a STUNNER!!!!
    EVERYONE should go right over and read it!!!

  • 2 Caren // Apr 28, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Found your blog through a link on Verna Wilder’s Out of the Cube – I’m so glad she posted it! I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but just in case — there’s a book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, that I really *love*. http://tinyurl.com/2fq7py It’s really just the nuts and bolts of how stuff affects our lives. This post has motivated me – I was already thinking of doing a major clearing this weekend – now I’m sure I will! (A little at a time, etc. – I’ve learned the hard way!) Thanks so much for your words!

  • 3 Karen Wallace // Apr 28, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Caren,
    thanks so much for visiting & welcome. I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon.

    I love Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston – I think it was a defining moment in my life when I found and bought it on a whim – but you’ve reminded me that it is high time I took it off the shelf and absorbed her inspiration again.

    Good luck with the major clearout – a little at a time and getting enthused with your own progress is truly the way to go.

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