This is a choice I get to make every morning and often I choose both...go to the beach, then go to work. Most mornings over this past summer, I'd walk to my self proclaimed Love Altar: a big boulder upon it the word LOVE spelled with twigs, rocks, shells and flowers. It was a mystery to me who created it, it changed often and I was fulfilled by it's message with each visit. One morning it was gone, the twigs and shells scattered on the ground. My heart sank...What?!!! There's NO LOVE today?!!! Oh there WILL BE LOVE, I declared aloud. And so it began. My daily walk became a pilgrimage to nurture my own Self Love, to send wishes of Love to my community, my family and to the world. I tended to the Love Alter diligently and unknowingly became part of the Mystery.
And then more Mysteries presented themselves along my morning walks:
Driftwood animal carvings
Pennies propped in unusual places
Beach garbage disappearing
One morning as I was standing at the Love Altar, a woman approached me and asked, "Are you the one who creates this?"
I smiled warmly and responded, "Well no, although I tend to it. I use it as a reminder to offer LOVE to myself and to others."
"Ahhh, have you ever seen the pennies?" she asked.
"Yes! I have, I've always wondered about them!" I shared.
She looked down the trail and said, "Oh! It's him...this man walking towards us,
he's the Penny Placer!"
I smiled, I see this gentleman almost every morning and had no idea...
This was his role in the Mystery.
As a daily walker I began to recognize other daily walkers and soon we were on a first name basis. I had discovered and created a new community for myself of whom revealed to me to the Mysteries of Lincoln Park. I met Dan who picks up garbage from the beach and the Stephen and David, the father-son team who created the driftwood carvings.
We all are part of the Mystery.
Everyone has something they tend to that speaks to their heart.
And how wonderful it is that YOUR gift is another person's Mystery?
What will you offer to the Mystery today?
My mission is to offer you a unique blend of tools to help you tune into your heart so you may become your most Brilliant Self---to live your most luminescent life and to create positive ripple effects in your world!
Wisdom Coach, Reiki Master, Heart Ambassador