In August I wrote about what happens when life presents us with experiences that at first don't seem to be what we ordered. On November 3rd we had a flood in our home that is now requiring extensive repair work including a complete dismantling of my home office. I can't honestly say I am thrilled about this! But the process has helped me clear out 9 years of papers, books, and other objects that I no longer need in my work. Imagine my surprise when I found tax returns from 1998 in my closet as well as photos from the 1980's.
As I continue in my sorting process, I have the opportunity to evaluate what is truly meaningful for me and what is just stuff. Those priceless treasures that I carefully wrapped and stored in my garage cabinets are those that have personal history and significance, and full of energy. There are also papers, books, and knick-knacks as my John calls them that simply take up space. There is no longer room in what will become my new environment for anything superfluous.
I chuckle when I think that I was compelled to write my book starting Sept. 1st and completing it in late October just before the flood. Could essence see what was coming? Did it prompt me to get going with the writing so I would be ready, or not, for the next challenge? Probably so. Regardless, I am grateful that Spiritual Turning Points is safely at the publishers and that I can look forward to the spring and renewal while appreciating the beauty of this unraveling.