Category: Soul Food

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

Breaking Open

Not long after our return from our Soul Food Journey to the UK, I had what I’m calling a breaking open.

A parking cop was in the process of giving us a ticket for the scooter and I managed to talk her out of it. No small feat in San Miguel 😁. I then proceeded to hurry to leave the parking spot. Turning to exit on the three wheeled scooter, I caught a big yellow metal road divider with my front left wheel and went down breaking my collarbone.

And boy, did grace show up.

I jumped to my feet.  Right away, a man ran out and picked up the bike for me. David came out immediately. A good friend who is also a physician had been sitting with us, checked me out and he and his wife drove me to the local hospital for an x-ray, while David road the scooter home and picked up our car. Another doctor friend called one of the best orthopedic surgeons anywhere, and he met me within 10 minutes of arrival in his clinic 45 minutes away.

So only five hours after the accident, I was in surgery. A titanium plate was installed, and I awoke from surgery as if I had been in a lovely sleep.

What is the breaking open you might ask? (other than my collarbone 😁)

  1. A Greater Connection to the Divine

Three weeks into what will be a several month healing process I’ve necessarily given myself time to rest. In that state of openness, I feel a greater connection to the divine source that is always with me.

2. Receiving More

And I’ve had to open up my ability to receive even more. David has lovingly assisted helping me get dressed, wash my hair and of course prepare fantastic food. And dear friends and neighbors have brought food, flowers and sent lovely notes.

3. Loving Stillness Everyday

At the moment,  I cannot physically do things I might otherwise be doing. And I need rest to assist the healing. There is a stillness in that rest, in just being, that is some of the soul food I need.

4. Allowing the Divine to Lead

I’ve been really focused on getting myself out of the way to allow spirit/the divine/source to lead. I couldn’t have used my will to make what happen run as smoothly and easily as it did. The shock I experienced necessitated that something other than my will prevail.  Grace is relentless and always available no matter what the circumstances.

5. A Greater Feeling of Gratitude 

In the deepening of gratitude for all the love from friends and the Divine, my soul has been deeply fed. What a terrific blessing a broken collarbone can be, don’t you think?

 

In love and gratitude,

Susan

p.s. Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

Soul Food Pilgrimage

Iona abbey

SOUL FOOD PILGRIMAGE

We’re back from our soul nourishing pilgrimage to England and Scotland! The trip was a profound evolution for us.

We now understand that everyone’s life is a pilgrimage and we each need soulful nourishment — Soul food —  to thrive.

One aspect of Soul food comes from sacred places where people have been pilgrims for a long time. We traveled to places in England and Scotland where people have been pilgrims for thousands of years.

David Susan and Dwight at Stonhenge

David Susan and Dwight at Stonehenge

Poppies near Silbury Hill                            Everything was so alive! Poppies near West Kennet Long Barrow

Silbury Hill           Potent energy at Silbury Hill where the Michael and Mary Ley lines cross. Pilgrims have been coming to this hill built by humans over 4400 years ago.

Pilgrimage walk in EnglandWe walked miles and miles along pathways and ley lines receiving and infusion of life from the land. And even managed to drive a car on the left-hand side of the road.

Glastonbury Tor

We climbed sacred sites like Glastonbury Tor

Well of Eternal Life Iona

 

 

 

And drank from the Well of Eternal Life on Iona

We knew we were receiving sacred blessings that were beyond words.

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor friends

The trains carried us from London to Cornwall to Iona in the north. And friends old and new nourished our hearts.

 

 

 

 

We have all done amazing personal work to transform ourselves. And we knew that in ourselves and for those we work with that something was missing.

Have you noticed that no matter how much personal work you’ve done that there is an underlying hunger for something more?

Defining what our souls need to stay strong and well-nourished is what Wisdom Rx will be focusing on in the coming months. We each have a unique recipe for the soul food that will keep us truly connected to source, so that we don’t have to be starving in the journey of our lives.

Please share your thoughts with us below.

Love,

David and Susan
Wisdom Rx