Is this the appropriate place to talk about my career choices? I suppose, since I've always considered myself a writer first and anything else second. But the seasons of life inevitably take us through changes and expansions of our horizons, new vistas and the manifestation of visions given to us a long time ago by God.
If 2011 was the Year of Letting Go, 2012 is the Year of the Harvest. For me, it is the beginning of the culmination of many things I knew and only saw in part several years ago, but God continues to be a torch to my path and is showing me the way He wants me to walk.
For those of you following my writing career, never fear, the novel is still going to be published, one day. Of that I'm sure. Do I obsess over it constantly, as I did for the major part of the past couple of years? Nah. But do I still wish my editor would be more speedy with her comments to me? Of course. The story deserves to be told, and I believe, one day, God will allow it to succeed in order to bring glory to His name.
But for now, this season, my vision of building a healthy living retreat for environmentally ill people is foremost in my mind. Perhaps, because I've noticed a decline in my health since last summer, when the electric company installed a smart meter on the side of my house and I developed chronic headaches whenever I was in the kitchen. Many intellectual and emotional miles later, I've decided that helping people recover from this onslaught of environmental pollutants can and must be my first priority in life.
God allowed me to be healed of my disease for a reason--to build greater compassion and passion in me for the plight of a highly marginalized and often forgotten group of people. Since then I've learned a lot about bioenergetic healing modalities, hands-on bodywork, and the wondrous complexity and order of God's ultimate masterpiece, the human body.
I attended a specialized touch therapy class last week and was blown away by the pure brilliance, elegance, and simplicity of God's design for the systems of the body. The regenerative and restorative properties of the body can be encouraged by the mere touch of the fingertips, and the body will respond. How awseome is our Creator, that the complexities of healing the sick can not be surpassed but by the inimitable gift of human touch.
There is poetry, symmetry and divine order in all of this. Do I know what is on the horizon? Nope. Am I afraid? Nope. I'm just thrilled to be along for the ride. So I'm going to open the floodgates of the harvest and prepare to receive God's abundant blessings in my life.