It is great when the Challenge Of An Obstacle is overcome with Love. Each obstacle makes us stronger and prepare us to smile and be happy with life.
How are you all doing? Well, life continues as we enjoy our summer with the whole family and neighborhood. Last year we had a surprise adventure within our borders. It came as a rather pleasant venture and at the same time I felt I was caught between the spade and the wall, in Spanish it is said (entra la espada y la pared). I was able to confront the Challenge Of An Obstacle.
We were invited to spend some wonderful time in Tennessee to help with a spiritual project which is another story. It became a wonderful and memorable journey of personal discovery. That journey became the beginning of a world that I hid away as I began the path to become a mother and a family. As I became a mother everything seems to fade away and the horizon was that of my children and their world. The love affair I had with my other half became the lost oasis. I did not realize how much I gave up as I became engrossed in my children’s life and a chance to further my education; I somehow was not able to find a balance.
The feeling of the country air and seeing the mountains made me feel that nostalgia, the pulling of a balance of my world gone by. As the plane touched the pathway, I felt as if I had found all I wanted. A world of adventures, fantasy, dreams and my family all in one. It felt as if both my worlds began its journey as it merged into one Universe. The journey to the Smoky Mountains brought joy, happiness and much more; unknowingly it brought my world into perspective.
The joys of life brings challenges and adventures. There were many challenges and confrontations. Some we confront and learn a new dimensions in life as we prepare for the future. Some In this particular journey, I was tested to the Challenge Of An Obstacle. I love being in the mountains, enjoy the country air and many other factors. I admired those who drive at liberty on the highway. The feeling I compare this to is like soaring in the wind like a hawk in the sky in control of your destiny.
The test of fate came on the day I asked for some groceries. As a passenger, I enjoy the ride, the awesome scenery and view of the valley in the mountains. It is breathe taking! I never dreamed of seeing the valley as a driver. I was confronted by the Challenge Of An Obstacle as I was asked to drive into town. Well, I was baffled and for a moment, speechless. Well, that is something out of my comfort zone and would eagerly find an alternative.
As I mentioned before, The Smokey Mountains brought joys and obstacles which became a challenge and later an adventure to enjoy. I felt like the girl I was before I became a woman and a mother energized by nature around me which merged and became one; ready to take the challenge of what I thought was an obstacle.
I had a choice of driving to town and back home or drive into town or drive from town. Well, with my heart in my mouth, I drove into town. The deep curve and dip in the mountain seeing the clouds in the sky and the house in the valley below felt like a dream. I was called to earth as I felt the cars swished by and the vehicle’s horn down the road. We arrived safely and radiant with happiness as we arrived at the cafe and celebrated with some coffee and freshly baked pastry.
The ride in town was refreshing compared to the Miami crazy drivers with no respect for the STOP signs or lights. Sorry but I live with it, it has it’s advantage which is the weather which I dearly enjoy and will not change for anything. OOPS, laughing and happy! We had lots of laughter seeing the town or was it city? Honestly, it brought memories of times spent with friends in San Ignacio, Cayo district in the country of Belize. I was making memories with my family and friends. I felt my wings flapping with renewed energy filled with harmony and happiness.
The ride back was just filled with angel filled music and laughter. I was taught how to use a manual shift gear in a car which I was not successful with before but one day if it is ever needed. We decided to enjoy the scenery and stop when it was possible to enjoy the view of the Smokey Mountains. It was really great to be bare feet and feel the warm earth or cool green grass. It was really a joy to feel united with the elements of the Universe (earth, air, fire and water.) It is always great to enjoy the wonders of the Lord.
It was a marvelous day of success of overcoming the Challenges Of An Obstacle! It is all about feeling the joy of doing what you can do and believing in yourself. Love overcomes all! Although my life was fill with love, I was not able to associate my life as a mother and that of the girl of the wilderness. My time in Tennessee was a time of reflection, the union of my worlds and a beginning of LOVE in my life. Sometimes bonding with nature helps to reflect and feel that love that rumbles around us and in our hearts. It took me awhile to understand what happened on Smoky Mountain and looking forward to visiting again but for more adventures and exploring the wilderness. Was there ever a time when you were not able to find a balance in life? Have you ever visited the Smoky Mountains? Please leave us a comment below and enjoy life!!!
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