People go on sacred tours to places like the Holy Land and Machu Picchu and other places. I am on a sacred tour with my husband, and we are in the San Francisco area where he grew up. The purpose of this trip is closure and healing on many aspects of his life and also a celebration of all of his life’s journey. I am grateful to be on this sacred tour with him.
I believe we can all go on a sacred tour any time we choose, and we do not even have to leave home to do it. We can do it right where we are by not being afraid to visit our past, to forgive those who might have challenged us and even harmed us in some way, and to mostly forgive ourselves for any time we have held back our greatness because we got stuck in the past. Again, we do not need to leave where we are to do it. It is a mental, emotional and spiritual journey that takes place in our hearts no matter where we are.
Today, as I begin this sacred journey with my husband, I can feel my own healing taking place. I can feel the magnitude of my accomplishments and the letting go of those things that no longer serve me. I am grateful.
What does it take to go through this process? For me, it is first acknowledging the past, the happenings, the hurts, the things we felt like we couldn’t control at the time, the things we wished we’d known better about. By acknowledging it, we give validity to our feelings and our part in it. We can see more clearly our innocence, how we were doing our best at that time, and also the great gifts we might have received. Gifts that include strength of heart, kindness, compassion and love for the self. Gifts that include blessings for all of those who were included in our journey. Emma Curtis Hopkins, the 19th/20th Century mystic and healer, once admonished us to bless everything. By blessing everything, we are not condoning it, we are accepting the gifts and wisdom garnered.
We all had a life. We all had a journey and continue to journey. We aren’t here to be perfect. We are already perfect. What happens in life, the pleasant and the unpleasant, are the journey of the soul back its self. Those events are not our identity. They are our teachers. We are all eternal beings on the road of unfoldment.
This is the time in our evolution for the unveiling of our true selves. The only way to this true self is through our individualized journey. The only way is through the acceptance of life as the giver of joy even in the pain. Joy because we had the opportunity to experience whatever it was and come out the other end a new, loving, person, willing to take the wisdom gained and create a new life with it.
The evolutionary part of it is that we do not get to repeat the same journey. We get to let go and build a new life, a better one than even our parents had. Since there is no time in the 5th dimensional world, where all healing truly takes place, we get to heal not just our lives but their lives and the lives of generations to come. True evolution is the untying of the knots of repetition and the embracing of a forward and upward movement. I believe we are all being called for to do this. It’s challenging. It takes great courage, and we have all the support within and around us, seen and unseen to aid us.
As I continue on this sacred tour with my husband, I look forward to what will unfold, even greater than we anticipated. That is the way life works…if we let it.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andrilelo-Feren, Co-Founding Director CSL Kaua`i and the Institute of Magnificence and Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment,” both available on Amazon.