Insights from my first year in Hawai’i

A lot can change in a year. Certainly, that has been the case for me. A year ago today, I moved to Hawai’i, unsure of how my life would unfold, but trusting that God was guiding me towards my highest good. I can write a list of significant events that have taken place this year, but these can be found on my blog.

Instead friends, I’d like to share with you some insights, insights that are born from my experience, struggles, and ever increasing awareness of my thought life this past year. And so it is, that I can move to a new location, get a new job, meet new people, and still over time, begin to experience a restlessness or lack of fulfillment. And although, I have set the intention to start a family, I know that relying on family alone as a source of fulfillment is not fair to them or me. One of my greatest desires in life is to experience freedom, peace, joy, and happiness-independent of my external circumstances. I also desire healing, on all levels, not just for myself, but for my fellow human beings-and have set the intention for it. And thankfully, despite the ups and downs, I have this deep knowing that it is happening. I also believe that the Universe is guiding me towards leading a fulfilling life independent of external circumstances.

This evolutionary path has certainly brought me great joy but has also stirred up feelings of fear and anxiety, as I have been made aware of the need to release certain behavior and thought patterns in order to evolve into the person God has created me to be. I don’t have to run away from these feelings. I don’t have to attach myself to them either, but I can be open to observing them and breathing through the experience, and approaching it with love-the love that is within and all around us.

I am definitely excited about the possibilities for this year-traveling to different places and meeting new people, spending time with family, looking into starting my own family, getting a new job, but I am also appreciating the inner transformation-guided by love-that is currently taking place.

“I have decided to love…If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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About Magaly L.

Five Facts About Me: 1. I was born in El Salvador, grew up in NY, and after being in the United States for almost 33 years, I finally became a citizen in 2013. I was super excited when I voted for the first time! 2. My personal favorites: chocolate, desserts, dancing, the beach, leisure travel, reading, juicing, gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and writing. I really do love chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate, but any chocolate is better than none. I also love red velvet cupcakes from my favorite bakery in NYC, Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side. And I love spending time in nature. There's something so peaceful about listening to the birds or listening to the waves break, that centers me in the present moment and reminds me that Divine order is at work in my life. 3. I come from a large family and I love it! My parents, two brothers, one sister, LOTS of cousins, aunts, uncles, abuelos, and my "gotitas de amor"-my nieces and nephews. 4. I am an educator both by training and at heart. 5. I have been living with PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) since 2007. Though this condition has been life-altering and challenging to live with at times, it has also led me to a more fulfilling life, strengthening my faith and helping me have the courage to pursue my passions and chase a couple of dreams.
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