My last month or so has been whirlwind of prayer and discernment, and the outcome is that I am leaving California for a small town in Minnesota. This decision has been very spirit led, and somewhat surprising, but it feels right. I am buying a home in a St. Joseph, near St. Cloud; selling my home in San Rafael, and driving the dog and the cat cross country with me on August 27th, planning to arrive in St. Joes on the 30th, ready to move in and search for a job!
While this feels like it is moving fast, it feels right. From the word God gave me as I was praying, to the ways the house buying and selling seem to be falling into place fast and furious. From the mostly calm feeling I have, to the confirmation from people close to me and those not so close. And I will be sad to leave California, that has been my home for 20 years, my friends, my beaches and hiking trails…. And at the same time I’m excited to see what Minnesota has in store for me, the lakes, the winters, the new friends and a simpler way of life.
As I walked last night a flower caught my eye that had not been in bloom that morning. It was flame like, orange and yellow, delicate and beautiful. And the word “Unfolding” came to me. That what this process feels like, an unfolding, petal by petal, beauty by beauty, hour by hour (and sometimes second by second!!), of what God and I are creating for me to step into and live into with a simple Yes!.
May this part of my journey continue to unfold, to open, to bring beauty to the world.