Hellooooooooo my sweet Sisters. I know some of you may have wondered where we disappearded to? It has been a little quiet on the Sisters On Purpose front. Well we’re baaaack,… Look Out! Some passionate living is in store for us and maybe you too.
On our retreats, the topic most explored is life’s many transitions. Some are incredible moments of growth while some are challenging moments ... of growth.
My dear Italian cousin once told me “during the life there are negative and positive periods. It’s better there is only positive periods, but we know it is utopistic. Giacono Leopardi, a famous Italian poet of 1830, told in “La quiete dopo la tempesta” (The quiet after the storm) how during the storm the nature and the human are in a catastrophic, uncertain and pessimistic situation, but after the storm appears the sun, the serenity, the happiness, the tranquility and the optimism.”
My friends, I feel as though I have been through a great storm and am now experiencing the beautiful serenity. I am ready for a re-birth, to once again focus on being aware, living passionately and with love within my heart. I wish to thank the many, many of you that reached out to me during this time and stood by my side, offering kindness, love and compassion. I am so very grateful! And many of you may not have known I was in this storm but you were still a beacon for me. Often I thought back to our retreats and the wonderful conversations with profound messages and of the love and comradery shared. New sisters were gained and love and compassion exchanged. Remembering you and your words and these moments have been instrumental in weathering my storm.
Although these moments in life cam be difficult, they provide an opportunity to learn and grow. The insights I have gained are life-changing. I've discovered my inner soul and beauty and, completely unexpectedly, found surprising hidden gifts. The picture at the beginning of this post is one of 30 mosaic glass art pieces I have created in the last year and a half. For a right brain, science, mathematician, engineer type of person this exploration of the artist within myself has been not only healing but exhilarating. Oh … and I’m writing a book “Wisdom Through the Windows of My Soul” which will hopefully be published early next year and released at a gallery showing “The Glass of Me”, am art exhibit of my windows. This is just a few of my “Big Dreams.
So many of you have been in my thoughts. I hope you are identifying your “Big Dreams” and enjoying pursuing them! I have missed our adventures and want to let you in on a little secret: Sisters on Purpose will soon announce a retreat to Italy in June of 2020! It is such a thrill to share my favorite place in the world with you. Sylvia and I will introduce you to the magical heart of Italy. Please keep an eye out on our website for the announcement and details of this amazing adventure.
I would love to hear from you and look forward to seeing some of you soon!
My soul is filled with a gratitude and love I’m looking forward to sharing with you!
Your Passionate Living Sister, Katy