“Our only real job is to let go of our seriousness and find the delight in every exquisite jewel that life places before us.” Richard Rudd in The Gene Keys
Isn’t life amazing! We think that we are in charge, when actually we are volunteers in this amazing expriement called life. It seems that Spirit is “working us” as we are “coached” to release our fears and to open our hearts to really love ourselves and others.
As doubts, fears and questions crop up in front of me, I sometimes wonder what I am doing out on the road by myself. Then the jewels appear to reconfirm that I’m on the path after all.
One of the very first jewels that life put in my path on this journey just a few days after arriving at my April House, was an invitation to join a group studying The Gene Keys by Richard Rudd. It is a modern adaptation of the 2000 year old Chinese wisdom known as the I Ching or The Book of Changes.
It is certainly a perfect gift for “my” journey and I have been spending time in deep study and contemplation of the process. Finding Rudd’s “exquisite jewels” quote this morning started me reflecting on some of the delights of my journey since my last post.
I’d enjoy sharing a few with you and hearing about yours.
Family pilgrimage to the beach at sundown to eat boiled shrimp.
Grandson, Bryant, enjoying a moment on the night before his high school graduation.
Celebration of Bryant’s graduation, start of summer vacation, and new beginnings with family and friends.
Comfortable hotels, a visit to Auburn, Alabama to check out my Bryant’s college, road side picnics in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, joy at first glimpse of mountains, relief at finally looking UP to discover my destination hotel on the hill ABOVE the road.
JUNE HOUSE JEWELS
The comfortable, interesting Lynchburg, Virginia home of my oldest childhood friend – full of light, books and gourmet cooking gadgets. I’m house sitting for the month of June while they are visiting family in Maine.
A wide front porch with visiting deer who came a dusk and was there, big eyed, peering at me over the top of my car the following morning.
Ancient trees, tiny feathers, secret gardens, a historic cemetery with a rose garden and a farmer’s market right down town.
Needs met by a chiropractor in historic Bedford, Virginia, a massage therapist right here in Lynchburg and tomorrow a much needed haircut.
And what seems to especially validate that I am in the perfect place is that behind the space where I have been studying The Gene Keys sits my friend’s collection of I Ching resources. A sparkling jewel!