Nepal Trip ~ Day 23: I AM the Master of My Fate and Reflection

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Today we are going for it! The energy on this mountain is high. We are freezing, our skin is wind and sun burned yet the feeling of happiness and accomplishment is being felt. As we journeyed Bhanupriya started to recite a poem:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

Mastering our fate and knowing when it’s time to give up…

This is what I am thinking about today.

How are we the captains of our souls when we allow others to steer the ship?

Have you ever held onto something longer than you needed to?

Have you ever had an idea that no matter what was going on around you… YOU just refuse to let go?

Make a decision!

Make a move!

When one idea doesn’t work move on to the next one!

These were the message I received today.

Why are some of us so stubborn? We can’t tell the difference between something that is no longer working or serving us, holding an idea so tightly, fighting for it and not being open to the possibility that perhaps it has expired.

Bhanupriya told us a story about two women, a woman who just could not let go of old ideas who met the woman who was a master of her fate.

The woman was convinced that she would never have another good idea. She dedicated her life to this one idea and didn’t realize she was missing out on something amazing that was what she was really meant to do. She became stuck with this one idea completely fixated on it that she could not see what was right in front of her. A woman with perfect eyesight and no vision… she was getting closer to the potential of a more grander, and greater plan, but refused to open herself to it.

She was a master of her fate!

Because she would not let go she was not open to what was trying to arrive to her. She was missing something… she believed that she couldn’t come up with something new of her own.

The other woman explained to her that once she allowed herself to be open the miracles would finally arrive. That the journey of mastery is continual.

REFLECTION

I am meditating on MASTERY…. on masterpieces…

There was a line from the movie Ray, the story of Ray Charles, where he was switching from one record company to another, he was tired of being exploited, he was recording music in the studio and delivering hit after hit after hit. It was time for him to take control of his fate, of his art, of his career and he began looking for a better opportunity. He went into a meeting with a top studio requesting not only a great deal, but complete ownership of his masters… complete ownership of his work; something that was unheard of during that time period and especially significant because he was a “Black” artist demanding his masters. He changed the rules, knew his worth and became a master of his fate.

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Owning your masters…. mastering our fate…

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

This to me means that I get to decide.

I am the one who allows myself to be guided, but in the end I am the one who decides.

There are projects, stories and ideas that I am done with. They have served their purpose.

We are not without ideas. We are not without talent. We get frightened at the mere thought of letting go of something we have worked so hard for never realizing that perhaps we are done with it…. and something greater is waiting us on the other side.

Today I am owning my masters… and I am a master of my fate.

I will remember to surrender, and let go of old ideas that have come to an end, and allow myself to be guided by new ways.

I am back in the studio again!!!

I am connecting to my words, my work and to the methods I intend on exploring.

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And so it is. Namaste. Aché

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With all my love,
Alicia

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