I’m writing this from my new home on the Oregon coast. It honestly feels surreal to write that – to really take it in.
Just two months ago, I shared here about my dream of wanting to move to the beach – of longing to live by the water and take in the ocean’s energy. For over a year, my soul had been whispering that this is what I needed to fully heal my body and to fully align with my soul. I knew it. I could feel it. But I was afraid to make such a big leap.
Well… I had no idea that declaring this intention to each of you would supercharge my dream and speed it up. I had absolutely no idea that just weeks after I wrote that post that I would be living my dream – spending each day in a beautiful home where the sound of the ocean’s waves lulled me to sleep. I had no idea that it would take just three minutes to go from my driveway to the ocean’s shore. I had no idea that all of this was about to happen – that this huge long-held dream of mine was about to come true.
But it did. It has. It’s real.
I’m still settling into that. I’m still coming to terms (in a good way) with that. I’m still wrapping my brain around that.
I had visualized this for so long that it almost seemed like it would permanently be in the future. I had thought about living here for so long that it seemed perpetually just out of reach – something that would happen “someday.”
Last November, I had one of the biggest health scares of my life when my adrenal glands went into full crisis mode. I was sicker than I have ever been and absolutely terrified. After recovering, something inside me shifted. I realized that I didn’t want to wait on my own happiness any longer. I wanted to allow myself to be fully happy and fully alive and fully healthy. I no longer wanted to allow pushing and pushing and pushing myself to be the norm. I didn’t want to look back one day and think that I was a really good worker and accomplished so many great things all at the expense of my own health and happiness.
I wanted to embrace life. To smile. To laugh. To feel free.
And while I knew that I could do that anywhere, I knew that it would be much easier to do so while at the beach – my soul’s sanctuary.
Getting clear about this intention and really knowing that I was ready was all the universe needed from me. It took over the details and everything fell into place in what felt like record time. Just weeks later, we were living at the beach. Just weeks later!
This is such powerful evidence for me to remember how quickly things can happen once we align ourselves with our dreams.
So here I am. A new house. A new life. New priorities. New boundaries. A new awe of this amazing universe. And a new love affair. While I’ve never lived near the ocean before, I have always felt a strong connection to it. I always feel the most alive and the most myself when I am near it. I am completely in love with it.
Dan and I went to the beach for the first time on Christmas Day to celebrate our wish/dream coming true, and I immediately burst into tears upon seeing it. I was home. Everything that has happened in my life has brought me right to this moment – has led me back home.
And that truly is a miracle.
Dreams really do come true.
They really do.
We just have to find a way to align ourselves with them. Oftentimes this means stepping out of the way and simply letting the universe take over and watching the miracles flow in.
That’s what I’ve done, and I am in absolute awe and will most likely stay in this space for a long, long while.
I am just so grateful to be here in this dream space and to share this moment with each of you.
It’s my wish that your dreams come to life this year as well. We are all so deserving of having all of our dreams fully realized. We really are.
Hugs and love,