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Go West, Young Man



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Just now, a lovely young barista took her break, and sat next to me.  We chatted about nurturing ourselves, about making us our first priority, regardless of what others or society thinks.  A man, probably in his late fifties, with piercing blue eyes sitting across from us was intently listening, while poring over a map.  One of those ‘old-school’ paper maps, that you unfold.  

He overheard me say I was in Greece years ago, and said he lived there for years.  We talked about how the lifestyle there was so much more healthy and relaxed.  People lived more in the moment, and spent more time savoring the sensual joys.  There seemed to be less stress because they took time off daily from work each afternoon for two or three hours.  Stores closed down to practice the daily ritual of rest and cuisine.

In fact, he was taking time off from his job because the stress sent him to hospital with a serious case of hives.

So, now he was traveling domestically, taking road trips, starting on the East coast here.  He just drove down from Massachusetts, his current residence.  So, now he was considering going back up the coast, or maybe going to Colorado, where one of his children lives.

In that moment, he looked at me as if he wasn’t sure what to do.  So I asked what his heart was telling him.  He said, it was to go out west, starting with Colorado, and then maybe California.

I enthusiastically responded, “Then that’s where you should go!” Adding with a hearty laugh, “Go west, young man!”


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We talked for a while about allowing ourselves to explore new places, and follow our joy.  It seemed he needed permission to do that, because he was feeling guilty and wondered if he was being irresponsible by taking time from work.

I said, it would be irresponsible not to,

So, as he left, and I was getting my coffee refill, the young barista and I agreed that the man was lovely to talk to.  That it seems he needed validation to do what his heart wanted.

Within moments he came back in from his car to thank both of us for helping him to make the decision to go west.  He was glowing with joy.  As he left again, we both cheered the amazing synchronicity.  We felt a rush of joy, the kind you feel tingling throughout your body, and shared it with an old school, high-five.

Enjoy California from Smell the Roses


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Author: soulsoothinsounds

Our lives are like great paintings or great pieces of music. If we focus on all the technical 'imperfections' we will miss the true beauty of the work. We won't see, or rather, FEEL the essence and spirit of the masterpiece. I no longer identify myself as a writer, artist, or musician. Rather I express my divinity, and my humanity through the media of art, music and writing. I began this blog because I wanted to give voice to my experiences and insights, and I wrote for myself primarily. Almost a decade later, I am still writing for myself, and I am discovering that my experiences are not personal but universal - galactic even. And now I am more sure than ever that I am a new consciousness teacher, as each of you are. The way we teach is by going through the very human experiences, and as we ascend and shed our old selves, with love, and as we embody spirit in this lifetime, which we are all doing, we become the standards for others of the new divine human.

10 thoughts on “Go West, Young Man

  1. Excellent! Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms

  2. I love this story!! Then again I love all your stories…..😉
    Interestingly I was just telling my cousin (who lives in Colorado) a couple weeks ago that I hadn’t even MET a man in the past decade that I’d even want to have coffee with let alone date. While reading your account here though I thought well gee a guy like this might be interesting to have coffee with! (Piercing blue eyes never hurt either LOL)
    Love to you dear friend!

    • (I mean a guy willing to listen to and follow his heart…..around here the men only take off work for court dates and casino weekends lol)

      • Elila, that’s funny, you thinking about the idea and talking to your cousin from Colorado about it.

        And, this fellow struck me as very unique, too, from the types of men I see around here. In the short conversation we had, I discovered, even though he is what I would call of 3 D, he is very open minded, and quite progressive.

        And, to your point about following his heart, I was impressed that he was so adventurous at his age. And, I liked that he genuinely and intently listened as I shared a bit with him, my own experiences.

        So, it was one of those nice, fleeting encounters that left me feeling great.

        I guess at this point we make the best of where we find ourselves. We pioneers are where we need to be, even places that are not exactly liberal minded or diverse.

        Love to you my dear friend. 💕

  3. Heh! Love those moments, I totally get the feeling you’re talking about!.
    I couldn’t help taking the story further…
    He goes to see his children and soon everything turns to custard.
    But ONLY in the minds eye.

    He’s getting triggered by his old wounds, they’re bubbling to the surface, and he’s left thinking, ‘this is NOT what I wanted at all, I wanted a great time, to travel, to be free…I was ‘wrong’, I should’ve gone the other way!’

    However, in fact going west was absolute perfection. It took him to the place that would bring all this to the surface, to be released. So that he will in fact BEcome a ‘free’ man.

    And like you say, it’s trusting (embracing) what the HEART is telling you, even if that seemingly leads you into the fire.
    It’s ONLY the ego that says, ‘you went the wrong way, now look what’s happened’!

    Because the truth is the Soul would never say that, it’s not in it’s vocab. So nothing can ever be ‘wrong!’ There is no right or wrong in truth.
    You’re just constantly playing to perfection exactly what is needed for each next opening of growth. WHATEVER plays out is perfect.

    So happy travels young man! 😁

    • EXCELLENT point, Jax. Thank you! In fact, that ran through my consciousness earlier, as I reflected on a recent experience, a fall, that upset me physically, and energetically. It felt random, but I knew on a deeper level it was what I needed in that moment.

      And I agree, the human personality really hates it when those things happen. It feels like it is out of control. It goes against the idea of think happy thoughts and happy things will happen. Yet, in this transformation it doesn’t work exactly that way, at least initially.

      It drives the mind wild. It takes time to begin to trust that our Eternal self is there, and is really a presence we can rely upon.

      Happy trails to us all. 💕

  4. I can relate to a ‘random fall’, I fainted and broke my jaw mid last year.
    It was in my ensuite, so A VERY small space, yet I missed everything surrounding (sink, shower, window etc) and fell diagonally onto the floor..?!
    …I laugh, it’s almost like I was ‘placed’ diagonally..
    ‘We need the fall to get things moving in THIS direction, but nothing toooooo severe’, LOL

    Anyways, despite the open gash chin, bleeding from ear (jaw penetrated from inside out) and broken jaw, I felt no discord with the whole thing.
    In fact, there was a slight excitement in my belly at this ‘new experience’..

    All in all, it WAS perfection! It changed my diet and awareness of what food is ‘saying’ in my body.
    It changed my breathing (shallow to deep), which in turn keeps me more in the moment. I’ve become VERY aware of my body and where it holds its tensions, where I’d hold my repressed emotions (ie. Holding shoulders up around my ears) etc
    So I experience life quite differently now!

    So, .. Did I NEED to break my jaw to find all this out? Perhaps, perhaps not.
    Was it a ‘bad’ experience? Nope.
    Was it a ‘good’ experience? Nope

    It just was what it was. Taken day by day that’s now morphed into this absolute new awareness.

    I don’t feel anything is EVER random, an accident or a mistake.
    The soul just needs/wants to get done what it’s here to do!
    The only (supposed) struggle with ANY of it is the judgement the ego bestows upon the situation.
    Without that, the ‘scenes’ are neutral. Just are what they are. And we get EXACTLY what we need out of everything 😁

    • One thing I have noticed is that when I do have a bodily accident, and a few times a car accident, I was out of connection in a big way with my soul. I was pushing myself to do things, overburdening myself. Other times, I was very distracted, mostly too much thinking. I like your point about being in the body. Which is what this whole integration is about.

      Inviting our soul into our body, and enjoying life in all its sensuality. It feels to me when I am experiencing that blissed out state I am experiencing my soul in my body in the most sensual and intimate way. Not off somewhere mentally, but fully grounded here in this time and space reality.

      It’s like my soul has dived deep into its own creation and enjoying it in a way it has never done before. And those are the times when I am literally high on life.

      In a way it’s so beautifully simple. And I can feel that those ‘accidents’ will become less necessary as we relax and trust more in that expanded part of us.

  5. *In a way it’s so beautifully simple. And I can feel that those ‘accidents’ will become less necessary as we relax and trust more in that expanded part of us.*

    Yeah, I totally agree 😊

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