This morning as I was driving to work, I realized that the men in my life have been my guides on my spiritual journey. These men taught me many lessons about myself, and brought me to places I never would have gone alone. These men showed me how to stand up for myself as many abused me, emotionally, physically, and sexually. Others showed me the world by traveling with me. Some brought me to places to do my spiritual work. Others showed me the next step on my journey forward.
For some reason, none of them stay in my life as I move past them after several years. Maybe it is the nature of guides to point the way, but they do not necessarily travel on the path with us? I also meet them under unusual circumstances. For instance, I met my ex-husband in Alaska, and he turned out to live within 6 hours from where I was living at the time.
Three years ago, I met my next guide in Cinque Terra, Italy who shows me that I am finally ready to re-engage with my family after being away for many years. He just happens to live near my family in California. He is a spiritual man who is an art teacher, painter, sculptor, and musician. I don’t know if he will remain in my life, or he will be like the others who do not travel forward with me.
In each of these relationships, I needed them to serve as my guide to become the woman I ultimately will become. Therefore, I have no regrets because without them, I would not have become the woman I am today. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)