Profound shifts in my life have occurred in the past few months. Personal choices coupled with the change in our economy led to a lot of free time during the course of the last year. Time that would have otherwise been spent devoted to other people’s problems or projects became time focused on me. My needs, my wants, my way of life, and, my purpose: the reason for being and surviving.
As I asked to be told and demanded to be shown my path, I began to move beyond merely noticing the synchronicities in my life to actually paying attention to and following them.
Although this process began long before I can actually remember, I noticed it a few years ago when I had my “God at the kitchen sink” moment. What quickly followed that was the leaving of a husband and the comfort of the “known”, moving 1700 miles away, becoming unemployed and involved in another not-so-wise relationship, and humbly visiting the local department of social services office to ask for food stamps.
If, at any time during the course of this process (or before-hand) had anyone asked me if I’d consider myself a spiritual healer, I would have looked at them in the manner that implied a third head had sprouted from their neck!
However, truth now be told, I am a spiritual or energetic healer. Funny that. It took being in a place where I could hear what I needed to and engage with myself in a way I otherwise would not have to come to this odd and interesting place. In finally finding it and developing an understanding of it–this new role I have in the world–other shifts (or gifts) have occurred as well.
Although I’ve always been intuitive at some level (I’m actually one who believes we all are), the role my intuition plays in my life has increased dramatically. I see differently. My physical vision is better. There is a clarity of sight that is mirrored in my other ‘vision’ as well. I speak differently. I act differently. And, according to a good friend, even my smile is different. When I expressed that I was having a hard time articulating what changes were occurring in and around me, Mark said, “You’ve gone from being happy to finding joy.” And, that, folks, sums it up.
I’m still an adventure-craving, travel-needing, argument-instigating, red wine-loving, occasional cigar-smoking smart-ass and firecracker full of life (and, occasionally, shit–I admit it!). However, I’ve now recognized and begun to use what others saw in me years ago.
To facilitate the growth that continues to occur within and around me, Oliphant Consultants as it has existed will cease to exist. I have learned an enormous amount from colleagues who became mentors and friends. I am grateful for each opportunity that has presented itself and lessons learned from each project and program.
I will continue to support the communities with which I’ve developed a particular affinity for: law enforcement and other first responders, courts and corrections personnel as well as military servicemen/women. However, I will be doing so in a different, more beneficial, manner for all of us.