In a few hours, I’m headed for the airport and leaving for Israel for my honeymoon. For the next 12 days, I’ll be exploring sacred sites, tasting delicious food, learning more about ancient and modern conflicts, and showing Garrett a place that has been so important to me.
It’s weird and surreal to be leaving for Israel today. Considering I just started packing last night at 10:30pm, it hasn’t fully hit me yet. I’ve been so busy with our Open House, the introduction of Value energy to the Mastermind level, and closing off this current Sacred Circle before we go. Not to mention getting Roscoe set for our time away, helping Garrett with a grant proposal, and making sure the work things are in place so that I can be totally disconnected while away. It’s been a busy week.
And then, in a few hours, we’re gone.
I don’t know what to expect. I have this feeling that something is waiting for me there. Something big and powerful. And that I’ll come back and tell you it’s life-changing. But I really have no expectations, and if it ends up just being a nice vacation, I’d love that, too. Still, something feels really big about this particular trip.
I remember the last time I went to Israel. It was for Birthright, and I had no real expectations. And then, of course, like every other story you’ve heard about Birthright, it changed my life. In ways that are hard to articulate.
I’ll be visiting with a solider whom I met on that trip. The same soldier who surprised us at the airport on our way home. Who took off his dog tags and gave them to me. Because he said I changed his life.
And I spent the whole plane right home—all 11 or 12 hours—trying to figure out what I did or said that might be life-changing. It was a lesson in humility, for me. It was a lesson in realizing that I can’t necessarily ever control or even predict how people will react to anything I say or do. Because that’s inherently disempowering. But I can just keep showing up. Keep being. And it’ll resonate with some. And not resonate with others.
And just being myself—just being me—is enough. In fact, it can be life-changing. And I don’t ever need to know. Or try. I can just be. In fact, that’s the greatest thing I ever can be.
I still think of that moment—and that lesson—whenever I look at those dog tags. And, of course, they’ll come with me to Israel.
The last time I was there, I still worked in public relations. I hadn’t started the work that I do no. I hadn’t worked with any of the Master Energies—at least not consciously. In some ways, I’ve changed so much. In others, maybe not at all.
Space is so powerful for me. And it’s always powerful to go back to a place that marks for me a particular time in my life. And then witnessing how it shifts and changes. And how I shift and change. And what it imprints in me upon returning.
It will be a trip, for sure. A powerful trip. And I’m excited to share all that happens when I get back. So I’ll be gone for the next 12 days. Across the world. Completely disconnected. And diving headfirst into the experience.
I hope that you have a great adventure while I’m away. And I’ll see you on the other side.