Oh Deb, Everything is Possible, Everything: Time to draw a line in the sand
In the January of 2004 I was so miserable with my life and myself. I had been a single mother since my son was 9 months old, I had a good job, paid the bills, looked after my dad who lived a few hours away, was free and carefree, but I was DEEPLY unfulfilled. You know the go…. make the most of it, but something is missing and you are not sure what it is that’s missing.
I knew I was settling for less. I wanted more and then I would think that I should be happy with what you have. I had a deep desire to be more, to feel more, to experience more, and I am not talking orgasmically, just so you know! This can’t be all there is… I would scream in my sleep! I had a yearning to somehow change but you didn’t know how to do it or better still what to do about it? I was really in a thick pickle.
In my misery I went to visit my drinking buddy Jane Fonda…..Yes that is her real name, and no, it is not Hollywood’s Jane Fonda. I could see in her eyes that she just did not know what else to say to me….as my clearly miserable life was all I talked about, and so she said, have a drink Wan! Between her and I we drank a bottle of Scotch, and as a consequence I could not drive home. My beautiful son came to collect me….’Oh mum, you are a little…….. hammered’.
You would think that the next morning I would be sick and have a head ache! No that was not the case. I knew I had to do something……..so while I was sitting on the boudoir I had a thought……if I could pick anything in the world what would it be that I wanted……if I wanted to go anywhere in the world right now where would I go? Europe, nup did that; New Zealand, nup did that…and so one. Looking down on the bathroom floor, I noticed small type in the newspaper which read….Come to the Yucatan. Enjoy beach style resorts, sunshine, arts and crafts bazaars, and explore ancient Mayan Temples…….ooooooh that’s me I thought!! But where the hell is the Yucatan?
A quick google search showed me Yucatan is in Mexico……mmm never thought about going there before. Just at that moment, my old school bestie Debra was on the phone, ‘hey Wan what you doing?’
The answer I gave her surprised myself. I replied: ‘Oh I’m going to Mexico! He he, wanna come?’ After a short silence, my bestie replied ‘when do we leave?’
Within 24 hours of that conversation, we were on our way to the Yucatan, which by the way is Cancun, Mexico. The travel agent guy had two cancellations on a Qantas flight to LA, and off we were. Unbelieveable! When you are on the right path, the Universe opens up doors and everything falls into place.
Thinking back that was the best move I had ever made. Nothing stood in my way because I loved myself enough to know I needed to give myself time to find what I was looking for. Did I have money to go? NO Was I scared? YES. Was I going to stop? NOT ON YOUR LIFE!I had DRAWN A LINE IN THE SAND!
When you want to change your life you have to step up! And here lies the reason why I have created a course for you, so you too have the opportunity to STEP UP and create the life you really want and deserve.
Did I know what was waiting for me in Mexico? NO I didn’t because once in my life I gave UP trying to control an outcome that was limiting me, I could not see it then.
I want you to step into your creative zone, we all have it! I will help you tap into this zone so you can hear your crying inner voice, yearning for FREEDOM of stupid thoughts that HOLD YOU BACK. You cannot see what holds you back. You are what I was!
Inside this safe space of the weekend retreat, you will start to realise HOW DEEPLY important your life is, and you will find what it is you are searching for. You must trust the process.
You will see when you step out of your comfort zone, and get CREATIVE with your thinking, and take a risk to change your life, to another path, a whole new world of possibility opens up for you!
Now I had no real money to go to Cancun with, I paid with my Credit Card! And strangely enough all our costs were somehow minimized.
When we boarded the plane for LA, yes I had a twinge of nerves, but I also knew there was no turning back. I had decided to take the road less travelled, my line in the sand was the point of no return for me.
Our trip to Mexico was so fantastic, so amazing I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. We had the best time! We were so blessed. We met some wonderful people, created some very funny and happy memories, danced on too many bars and drank too many Pina Coladas. I even sat in the same spot as my most favoriute artist in the whole wide world, Freda Kahlo….So much to be grateful for.
I thought I was running away from my life as I knew it, but really I was running to my new life, and there it was waiting for me in Mexico. Was it a man? Heck no! That came later. My new life was ME realizing I had the power to change my circumstances that I could create whatever I wanted to create in my life! How old was I when I did this? Well I was 44 years young!
So my beautiful readers are you ready to draw a line in sand for yourself? That is the big question.
After Mexico, my life took on another shape and size, another reality. My career changed for the better, totally different! I felt empowered I felt NEW. I moved house. I started Tarot reading at festivals in different States. I started a healing course, I learned about Shamanism, I taught at the University about Creative Visual Arts. I started to design a life I really loved which gave me the experience to share with you the tools, the heart and mind of positive change for you. I want to share this with you. This is my purpose. And really I know you can’t see it, but it is really easy. I will be your creative guidess for the weekend.
Within two years of my journey to Mexico I became married, I am the founder and director of my own business Anise Art the business of transforming lives. Here is the link to the website. I really want you to get what I got. Standing at the top of the Mayan Pyramid in Chitzen Itza, Mexico, looking at the beautiful rolling landscape, standing in the spot where ancient priestesses stood many years ago, my dear friend Debra looked at me and said, ‘well Wan, what else is there?’ And I replied, ‘Oh Deb, everything is possible, everything!’ Don’t wait another second. Come join us for a weekend of miracles!