Sometimes you are so in awe that you forget to close your mouth in amazement. Being transported to another world and still unbelieving in the possibility of such a world. How does one even comprehend a world let alone living it and most importantly coming through it with the steely determination reserved for the likes of a member of the elite SAS squad.
Can you imagine my heart in my mouth while I’m moved, touched and inspired by the fighting spirit of a woman who has easily surpassed any other human being I have met to date. To put it into perspective, her story is NEW to me and unfathomable that even if I was a good enough writer I wouldn’t be able to do her story justice.
Yip sometimes, you just meet people that stop you from talking and thinking. You appear slightly gaga. You hope you don’t look like a fool. Turning momentarily to hide tears of sadness. Returning quickly to the reality of a truly inspiring individual. You can hardly believe you are in the presence of such a courageous spirit.
OH! What a gift to the world your story would be. Alas, it is your story to tell, not mine.
Meanwhile, across the ditch in an old stomping ground A SPACLALS Hui was in full swing towards a “NIU” (new) Oceania . The spirit of the Hui was far reaching and laid the foundations of what has been a momentous week for me. The superwomen network is expanding especially my much needed Samoan superwomen. You continue to be my teachers where I am the most grateful student in attendance.
Transporting my spirit back to my present world. Another inspiring teacher, sharing a part of her world with me. Even now, after all that the world has thrown at her she keeps telling life to, “BRING IT”.
A brilliant single mum and highly intelligent career woman she still has time to share with me her savvy shopping prowess. How a single mum makes it all work. Taking care of both her and her sons needs. No want for anything. No excuses. No complaining. Life is a gift.
Sometimes when you take that next step in your life towards your goals. You are given the people you need for that next step. She was my initial step. She has opened the door to a new community. A community full of tangible results at my finger tips. Helping me along my own journey. Standing for Pacific Island Health all around the world.
Excuses are redundant in this world. When you declare, “YES”. When the student is ready to LIVE. The teachers show up. We live in an abundant world. Get together and get out together in your local community.
Thank you my beautiful Amazonian juicing sister. Rawwwwwwwwww!
Meanwhile, in another part of the world and salivating at uploaded images I’m in the same space just a different location.
By the end of the week I’m exhausted. I have made connections with another organisation to begin work with a womens refuge next month. I laughed hilariously with the lovely Visual Arts Major student and her beautiful sisters while locking up her canvas weaving project. Sunday evening presented my next teacher. Literally a school teacher who has taken up a cause full time.
I do wonder whether I have been grooming myself for something way bigger than I think I am. It is scary. It is also another story. In any case I am “WRITING MY METAPHOR”. Thank you SPACLALS for being my wings last week.
Love and Light to you all