We each walk our paths on our own. Along our journey though, we have visitors.
“There are three kinds of friends:
Friends for a reason,
Friends for a season,
and friends for a lifetime.”
These visitors can be people, animal companions, music, and art. They can be events and emotions. Ebb and flow of dreams and desires. They all come to us in time and stay for a time.
The path is winding and twisting for the most part. It can be overgrown and tough to push through. The path can also be straighter and you may glide upon it easily.
However something you notice after a time and after several experiences is that the path is a spiral. We come across our “visitors’ again. Some times physically; other times it will be mentally. The radio kicks on that song you used to dance together. An image of a dog that looks just like yours pops up on your Facebook. When packing boxes to move, a stuffed animal falls out.
All of these visitors taught you something and maybe they have stayed with you. But we revisit the path because we can look back and see our lessons. We see new situations with more experience and so the story changes this time.
We become empathetic.
We become softer.
We become more.
Lately for me, I have gone back to the beginning and seen with fresh eyes old information, old songs with familiar feeling, and scents and feelings on the winds of autumn.
I invite you to reflect on your spiraling path with me. I invite you to breathe and fulfill yourself on the truths you’ve learned and your beginning foundation. I invite you, my visitors, to show me what needs to be seen.
So mote it be.