My Hot Pink Suede Suitcase
My new journey towards awakening began when I walked out of and far away from a life that I was very familiar with…
This life that I once lead felt relatively safe and stable, and yet I was far from fulfilled.
I knew there was so much more for me, so I walked away from it all; the husband, the home, the money and the job. I relocated to the opposite side of town and then found myself being drawn to an ocean escape.
And so I packed my cases and found myself on a plane heading towards Perth – remote, Western Australia. Perth was my first stop before I would make my way to Monkey Mia.
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist resort located about 800 km north of Perth, known for its bottlenose Dolphins that have been coming close to the shore of its pristine white beaches for more than forty years.
Monkey Mia was a strange place, with a dirt road for the airport strip, oddly located in remote north western Australia.
It arrived in vivid color. The white sand, the Persian blue ocean and red dirt.
As I walked into the caravan park incongruously carting my hot pink suede suitcase, I was given my room key.
There began a journey in itself, wheeling my over sized suitcase through the sand paths toward the beach I realized then that my journey – a journey that I didn’t understand, was about to take place.
I opened the door to my room, dropped my luggage and books off, then quickly changed my clothes and ran out to explore.
With the first exquisite moments of the sand between my toes, I knew that my adventure had begun. I felt that I was about to transform whilst not knowing what, when or how all this would transpire. Nor did I have a deep enough understanding of myself at this stage to really grasp the magnitude of what I had brought myself to experience.
I dove into the ocean playing like a mermaid, connecting with the water and enjoying the dance of mind, heart and spirit. As I swam, I found myself going deeper and deeper in the water.
Then for a brief moment I was frozen in time … I felt the brush of something very odd around my feet …
And time stopped.
Was this where I had come to die? Was this the place I had come to find the deepest peace within and with the world?
On many levels … yes, it was the place that I had come to find peace. And here I would receive what I had asked for.
I sunk into oblivion as the innocent Dugong calf swam and gently nibbled around my feet. I felt a connection to the earth that I have never felt before. No words can do justice to this experience. Not knowing what was at my feet, paralyzed by what could possibly lay ahead of me and then in the next instant realizing that it was a young dugong calf coming to let me know I was going to be okay.
I found myself in a magical place … in the water swimming with the young calf and his mother. The internal healing power and the power that came through them, nourished me. The magic of their touch and their beauty filled me with a great love. I felt such gratitude for what Mother Earth had given us all in that moment. She filled my heart with joy for all the years I had forgotten so much of who I was.
I liken experiences like this to a sacred journey to a temple. People go to places of worship to connect with and embrace that place within that is still and quiet. It is in this place that freedom finds it’s meaning – that place of quietness where I can sit and be still and have the freedom to be clear of judgment and fear. That place that I came to understand myself and ALL that I am.
I am so much more than the limits imposed by others.
I began this journey feeling so lost. I had just left a rocky marriage filled with violence and disarray.
Yet upon my return, I was coming home awakened. I was brought back to life internally. I felt like I had gone home and touched a part of my spirit that had been closed for so long, reconnecting with nature and the earth in a way that opened my heart once more to the joys of being.
In the past, I was caught up in a world of money, fear and hate. Now I had returned to a place of non-judgment, a place of beauty deep within, with an open heart that was filled with love.
Too often we allow the external world to cloud our judgments and our perceptions. Yet perception is never the true reality of things, as everyone experiences things differently. We experience every moment as ourselves … uniquely as ourselves.
It is when we understand this that we understand all. Love is the essence of who we are ! I am thankful for my visit and for reconnecting with my home, the ocean. I remember thinking, if only I hadn’t swapped my tail for legs – I would not have felt all the pain that I had felt in this life.
Yet if this desire were granted neither would I be the woman I am today. I am a woman strong and full of heart. A woman that because of her experiences has allowed herself to reconnect with her Truth. A woman who now wants to share this Truth as many other people that will allow themselves the space to open to their hearts and embrace themselves for all that they are.
About the author – Kylie deMole: My mission, purpose and my Legacy is what is important. I will share those with you.
My mission is to awaken as many women as I can to turn on the burning flame within, to turn you back on, to help you remember all that you are without the limitations taught to you by life itself.
To break it down for you and then to take it a little deeper.
My purpose as a woman is to leave the world a better place than how I have found it. With that I mean this. We are constantly hurting one another, we go to war with one another, countries and nations, we fight and argue with one another, especially those whom we love and who love us, constantly causing pain and harm to one another. We kill those without a voice of their own for our own benefit; we kill our children and one another physically and emotionally. We destroy our lands and allow our egos to control us in many ways. Visit My Blog
Through love we nurture, through fear we hurt. The Legacy here is to help more of us remember this, to align the heart and mind and ask at all times, “Am I coming from love or am I coming from fear?”
Love is the answer, nothing else matters, “Love is all there is!” The greatest leaders of our time teach us this, Why do we keep ignoring it? It is the shortest journey we can take, to align the heart and mind, yet the longest one we take.
A Queen with a servants heart, serving humanity to understand the eternal laws of the universe, to incorporate them, live them and aspire others by doing so.
Life has taught me many things, the greatest gift I have learnt to date, is that of Love, Appreciation and Gratitude for all, and of all things.
The mind is so much more powerful than that we can imagine.
When we change our thought processes, our language and our behavioral reactions towards ourselves and others, we change the world as we see and feel it, therefore regaining the ability to alter the way the world responds to us.