I walked to Lake Geneva today on tree lined dirt lanes, past swiss cows and little baby goats, with one of my favorite people in the world. We were sharing deep personal conversations, laughing and being silly, while enjoying the beauty of the flowers and the ancient moss covered walls. This was after a lovely walking tour of Geneva this morning with a really lovely group of spiritual beings. Touristing interspersed with deep connections and heartfelt conversations.
The Chateau de Bossey is over 500 years old, with beautiful old building, lovely restorations, and modern additions. It has a fantastic view over lake Geneva into the Alps. I have a 5 minute walk up a tree lined country lane to the converted barn where our rooms are, slightly away from the hustle of the whole conference center. We are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers, and quaint little villages.
We finished the evening with dinner under the huge trees outside, and a lovely wine and cheese reception in which we explored deep spiritual and theological ideas about New Thought, ministry, and spiritual growth. The whole day was a bit like being in a dream or a movie.
I used to be plagued with that old feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Or I was busy noticing all the little things that weren't right or that could go wrong. Or worse yet, I was desperately trying to get people to like me while being massively judgmental about them and keeping myself closed and set apart. I didn't believe it really could be this good. And yet, this is my life. The life I'm experiencing based on the choices I've made about who I am, what I do, and how I choose to show up in the world. Today, rather than being worried about what might happen next, I can say with a grateful heart - I love my life! What a difference. To own and accept that not only am I responsible for the sh*t that I've created in my life, but I get to be just as responsible for the good stuff. Not only do I have to look at, learn from, and grow through the challenges, but I also get to revel in, enjoy, and savor my amazing demonstrations. Wow! I am so gratefl!!