I often think that from "down here," life can often look like a messy bunch of jumbled up events, relationships, ideas, and non sensical stuff that have very little to do with one another.
I also very much believe that if we were able to look at all of this from way up above (or with some time distance), we would most of the time see how it really all makes beautiful sense. How one unpleasant event many years ago, turned out to be such a great gift. How a name that crossed our path "for no good reason," ended up changing our life.
The tapestry of our lives, if we could see it from up above, would most likely look like a perfectly harmonious mandala. Colors dancing with each other, symmetry, too.
Today, I want to share with you one of my Magical Previews. Something that seemingly came out of nowhere and which took over 20 years to fully simmer into a perfect soup (this was shot during a long beach walk, and you may have to pay close attention to hear me above the sound of the waves.)
I know these Magical Previews are all over your life, too. Sometimes, we just need to be patient...
Essential Happiness Retreat
January 10 to 20, 2019
Guadeloupe, French Caribbean
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful, heartbreaking, exhilarating experience with the world."
"Thank You Laura for sharing, for teaching and spreading loving kindness. "
"I think I love you. You bring good things into my life, or remind me of things I love and know, but have let go of."
"Laura, you are so good for me. I laugh and sniffle and get the shivers when I read your essays. Thanks so much for letting all your wonderfulness run around loose."
"Heart-achingly beautiful, your words and how you reveal your truth."
"Thank you so much for who you are and what you share with the world. Your mere being transforms lives as it has transformed mine. This particular post did to my heart what water does to parched soil."
"Thank you for your gentle words that are packed full of wisdom. I have been struggling with the concept of what words can do to another person when they are negative words. Your words are the flip side of our word power, and shows how delightfully powerful kind words can be. Thank you."
"Once again Laura Lavigne takes you on an adventure of the heart. She has a way of pulling you right in the car with her. Asking you to consider changing a fear to taking thoughtful action. Whether she's teaching a class, leading a retreat or heading for a happiness sprinkling, Laura will invite you to shed old ways of thinking and be completely authentic. Join in!"
"Essentially pure love.
I enjoy how Laura is kind to herself and to us other humans who dance in and out of each other's lives. "
"Don't miss a post!
You can count on Laura for warmth, humor, charm, and a lift to your day and your heart. She inspires me to be braver than I am, and to love the world out loud. She's a gem, and a generous one at that!"
I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.