Wiser and Softer

by Julie on December 10, 2010 · 5 comments

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Glendalough

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. ~ Rumi

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Reverb10 Day 10 Prompt:
Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?

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My wisest decision this year was to travel to Ireland. My decision to go was based solely on intuition and trust. I trusted something felt, something unseen. Something deep inside called me there.

Jeff wanted to go to Maui. We’d had a very foggy summer and he was ready for warm sun and water. I went there last year and loved it. And, even though the moist land of Hana called to me, Ireland called to me in way I couldn’t analyze or understand. I just knew I had to go, and Jeff willingly agreed.

We saw much of the Republic of Ireland during the two weeks we were there. The land was enchanting. The people were some of the friendliest I have ever encountered in my travels. We saw many sites of the Sacred Feminine and soaked up the Land of the Goddess.

There, in this lush, wild land, the earth welcomed me home.

It is wise land. It felt as if it held a wisdom ripened over thousands of years. It affected me in countless ways – some seen and obvious, and some unseen and mystical.

The land of the Goddess seeped into my cells. That’s the only way I can describe it. Even now, months later, sitting in my home in California, I can feel her in me: the peat of Connemara, the rockiness of the Burren, and the wild heather of Glendalough.

Ireland was a great teacher. She polished my heart and taught me to trust in that which can’t be seen. She taught me to trust in that which is felt and known, yet can’t be explained in any logical way. She taught me to know that her wildness is my wildness, her beauty is my beauty, her sensuality is my sensuality.

I became wiser and softer in her care.

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crtclms December 11, 2010 at 1:28 am

Your blog post’s premise is just lovely. Thank you.

Marjory December 11, 2010 at 7:55 am

Wow Julie,

your love just poured into my heart, the love that opens, softly.

“She taught me to know that her wildness is my wildness, her beauty is my beauty, her sensuality is my sensuality. I became wiser and softer in her care.”

YES.

Thank you.

eb December 11, 2010 at 10:16 am

I long to visit Ireland, too. We were going to go this year but decided to put it off until next year. You post makes the longing all the more dear.

Katharine December 12, 2010 at 6:07 am

Lovely, Julie.
And I visited the Reverb 10 site….wonderful concept that echoes my foray into blogging…to have a chronicling of this “year” to discover “what next.”
A wise decision, still in the playing out.

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