Saturday, October 29, 2011

Discovering Like Edison








I don’t remember personally as I wasn’t there but…….supposedly, after struggling to develop a viable electric light-bulb for months and months, Thomas Edison was interviewed by a young reporter who boldly asked Mr. Edison if he felt like a failure and if he thought he should just give up by now. Perplexed, Edison replied, "Young man, why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp." And shortly after that, and over 10,000 attempts, Edison invented the light bulb.

Well, I now know one more location that I will not manifest my Spa Retreat. Not that it wasn’t part of my path as I believe all experiences have value on our journey. Part of the magic is to have the wisdom to see all the blessings and miracles along the way. Tropical living is definitely something that calls to me (minus certain annoying chitres) so my 2 month adventure on Isla Popa in Panama definitely provided many useful lessons.

I am now with my lovely Florida Family that has graciously taken me in to rest and re-focus. Back at the drawing board I continue to look for clues, signs and information that will help me to discover the best path to take next. Btw, if anyone has any information on underwater birthing with dolphins, I’d be very grateful to receive it.

Another thing many asked me before was, “Why Panama?” Well, it wasn’t the human labeled country “Panama” that was calling me. It is a tropical location with a certain “energy”, including a fairly secluded stretch of beach for running and more, warm water to swim in (& possibly for birthing babies), mostly off the grid with as little government interference as possible. Ideas of where that might be are welcome too!

Relatively few learned to create a light bulb from Edison yet countless numbers over the decades have been inspired by Edison to be patient, persistent and follow their mission/calling no matter how many twists and turns in the road.

While I have always known that life is a journey, not a destination, I am beginning to realize it is the journey of following my calling that is actually part of my mission. I am supposed to inspire people to act upon what their heart (instead of their wallet) is telling them no matter how unrealistic, crazy or impossible it may seem.

The Spa Retreat Quest continues for me. May your purposeful quest delightfully continue, or begin if you have recently made the choice to follow your guidance to your Higher Calling!

Blessings on Your Journey ~

Michelle

PS. I was having difficulty getting the pictures uploaded where I wanted so, in the interest of time, I will leave them where they landed. Better to get this out today then have them perfect....on second thought, maybe they are perfect ;-)

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