Standing in the light of my own energy, I felt no doubt, no fear, no self judgement. I knew exactly what I needed to do next. I went home and scheduled my visit for a holistic healing consultation for February 25th. I'd always wanted to take a cooking class with my daughter; we love cooking together. Just for fun, I purchased an Organic Soul Chef cooking class session with Sister-Mama Madea Allen. The Universe was orchestrating one good feeling opportunity after the other to prepare me for what was coming...
Almost at the end of the day Thursday (February 23rd) my Supervisor at the DOES came over to my desk and asked to meet with me in an empty office. He seemed very nervous. I, on the other hand, felt a serene calm. The HR person sitting next to him seemed very uneasy. She pushed a one page document in front of my supervisor for him to give to me. With shaky hands and barely audible voice he pushed the letter across the table and said "I just wanted to give you this." I felt empathy for my supervisor; he seemed so dissatisfied with his life. Without reason, I was placed on administrative leave (with full salary paid) for two weeks with an release of duties effective March 9th. I tried to contain my elation and the urge to thank the Universe out loud. I was truly relieved. I would not have to force myself to spend another minute in what I experienced to be a highly stunted and toxic environment. I was so happy to get out of there that I completely forgot to take my house key off the work-key chain and gave them both.
While I felt relief I did not feel regret because as I am learning life's contrast is what helps me to know what I do want. In my six months at the DOES I learned so much about my talents, I developed my skills and gained further insight to what I do not want to do with my life. I have an authentic desire to help others through my life experiences and to better understand my power to heal my body, my mind and my spirit. With this self knowledge I hope to empower others who are seeking their own unique holistic healing journeys.
And, because the Universe is always filling our requests, I had an awesome weekend queued up with wonderful Sisters who are living their passions. On Friday, my daughter and I had a fun time with Mama Madea in her Organic Soul Chef cooking class where six Wombyn who had never met before (and two brothers) of different generations laughed, shared stories, recipes and cooked organic soul food together. Saturday I had an amazing "me day" with Sis. Mayasa at the It's Time To Heal Sanctuary. The Universe has our back, all the time...if we allow it.