I have the privilege and honor of caring for people’s homes and animals while they are away. One of the questions people always ask me is:
“Do you ever become jealous or envious when caring for other people’s homes?Do you go into the comparison mode and wish you had more of this wealth and abundance.”
Am I envious? Absolutely not! Sure, there are times my mind wanders into that lower energy place of lack and feelings of unworthiness, but my work is to guide it back to the light.
Right now I feel like I’m on the set of “Under The Tuscan Sun.” I feel so fortunate to be in this space. I admire the beauty of it all and I enjoy the responsibility while I’m here but I also enjoy the freedom of my regular life when I’m at home.
This will sound bazaar to most, but I never really wanted the responsibility of owning my own home. I wanted to feel free to go anywhere in the world without being tied down by the physical responsibility of a house. What can I say, I was young and that’s how I felt. Now, that’s exactly where I’m at in my life today.
Today, though, I’m here in Malibu– enjoying this blissful space and reaping the rewards within right now. The rewards really are within! And the rewards really are right now!
The question really isn’t “what can I get”, the question is “what can I let”–what can I let into my soul that will bring me joy and peace and beauty and ease. I don’t have to GET anything to feel those feelings.
Feelings transport me into a high-flying place where bliss is all I see and hear and feel. Beautiful chimes mixed in with the sound of real raw wind whipping through the palm trees and a fountain dripping below. I sit and watch and feel the beauty within and there is something so simple about that. All power is in the present moment and I am anchored in the here and now.
When all is said and done, I remember my favorite quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide.”