I had a wonderful time at the Empower Music Posi Awards last Sunday evening in Tampa, FL. What a blessing to meet musicians from all over the country who write and sing songs with a positive message. The awards show was actually more like a concert. Each nominee performed their song before the winner was announced. I was grateful to be there soaking up the loving energy and positive vibes created by those committed to using their gifts and talents as a force for good in the world.
My heart was wide open as I drove home to Fort Lauderdale on Monday. I headed south on Interstate 275 crossing a huge bridge known as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. This beautiful piece of architecture connects the gorgeous beach city of St. Petersburg to Terra Ceia Island. Because the bridge makes an arc high above the waters of Tampa Bay, as I approached it the road appeared to take off into the sky and never come down. I was not able to see the other side. In fact, the only things visible were the road in front of me and the towering steel cables supporting the bridge in the center. It caught me by surprise when a little wave of fear passed through me at this sight.
At that moment it occurred to me what a beautiful metaphor for life this was, especially now that I am about to embark on a new chapter of my life. We never get to know exactly what’s on the other side of the bridge waiting for us in the future, and that’s okay. We simply have to focus on the road in front of us and trust that if we keep going and stay on the road, it will take us someplace magical. This moment felt like such a profound message from Spirit that I had to grab my phone to capture a photo. I know. My guardian angels work overtime to keep me safe. When you see the photo you’ll notice there were no cars in my immediate vicinity, but the sunlight beaming down through my windshield let me know I was protected.
This message had a double meaning for me because Terra Ceia (which I have been told translates to “Heaven on Earth” in English) is where I attended my first Native American Ceremony over Valentine’s Day Weekend in 2004. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I said yes to that invitation, but something in me knew I was supposed to be there. That weekend I learned about Animal Totems, the Native American Medicine Wheel, and how to honor the Four Directions. It’s also where I met my Rose Quartz Family and began the ritual of placing tiny rose quartz crystals everywhere I go to create a web of love and peace around the planet. Needless to say, this spot on Planet Earth feels magical to me and will always have a special place in my heart.
Even though I hadn’t been back to that island in over ten years, I found myself being guided right back to the house where my teacher used to live. For those who know my sense of direction or lack thereof, this was a miracle in itself! I felt so grateful to be back on the land that gave me so much learning and healing. I parked my car as inconspicuously as I could behind some trees at the edge of the property so I wouldn’t alarm the new owners if they happened to be home. I rolled down my windows, tossed some rose quartz into the trees next to my car, and then just sat there in silence for a few moments. The peaceful energy was just as I remembered it. What a full circle moment to be able to honor where my spiritual journey kicked into high gear fourteen years ago (two cycles of seven) almost to the day. I wonder where this next sacred cycle of seven years will take me? The good news is, I don’t have to know that now. I just have to keep focusing on the road in front of me and trust that I will be able to create magic and miracles wherever I am.
Are you having trouble seeing how the road in front of you will take you someplace magical? I would be honored to help you cross the bridge from where you are now to where you want to be with a Life Coaching session or series of sessions. During each hour-long session I will give you tools and share new ways of looking at things so you will have the confidence to keep going. Family Constellations is another great way to reveal and release what is holding you back from the happy, healthy, and prosperous life you were meant to live. Please join me for an upcoming group session or send me an email to schedule a private session in person, by phone, or via Skype. To learn more about my Life Coaching or Family Constellations sessions visit my website at JohnHaroldMoore.com.
Until next time, do your best not to get too preoccupied with the future. Just keep focusing on the road ahead of you and trust that it is indeed taking you someplace magical!