This photo was taken last winter during the first snowfall on The Farm. It reminds me of all the beautiful things that can happen in just one short year.
Looking back on last winter, I remember still feeling a lot of worry about our decision to move to the country. We took the leap of faith, but it felt like we were in a holding pattern, like we really hadn’t started living on The Farm yet. Many of the buildings, the barn and the chicken coop, felt vacant. Well actually, they were! The Farmhouse surely wasn’t vacant, but it wasn’t home yet. You know that feeling, when you look around your new home and see the old space you were in because all the safe and comfy memories you have are still nested there? This holding pattern, so to speak, was really unsettling to me. So I asked for peace and patience. I asked for Me to be peaceful and patient for I knew what we wanted had to be just around the corner. I’m a big believer in The Laws of the Universe and I understood, as long as our dream for The Farm was aligned with Love and we felt worthy of our dream, the Universe would conspire to bring it into reality with us. The worthy part is important here because I can dream big, but if I do not believe I am worthy of the big dream I will manifest into my life what I believe I am worthy of. So what I feel I deserve must match my dream for my life. In studying The Laws of the Universe, I have come to understand that it is impossible to not manifest. We are in constant manifestation. Even by doing nothing, I am manifesting that nothingness into my life. So I decided that I was worthy of more than nothing and I aligned my dream with Love and put my order in with the Universe: I met my perfect mate, moved to the country and indeed, just around the corner were our chickens, garden, ponies, bunny- Life on The Farm! I remember coming home from a business trip to our pony corral and inside stalls. The life that Mike, his dad and brother breathed into the barn exploded my heart. Our girls are definitely occupying the chicken coop abundantly- we got our first farm fresh egg on July 4th- FREEDOM Day! They have been fruitful ever since. And our Farmhouse is definitely home now. I loved our life in the city- but I don’t miss it, nor do I even see myself there anymore. Home is where my heart is and my heart is here on The Farm with my family. Believing we are worthy of our dream, along with a boat load of Peace and Patience has surely paid off!
Thanks Universe for all your help- now back to the dream board because we have another flourishing spring just around the corner!!! :)))
In the fall of 2011, Mike and I moved to a small farm in Central Illinois where we immediately found ourselves rescuing horses. The rescue was not part of our original plan, but we felt the calling while doing a search for a pair of ponies we did plan on caring for on the farm. Since childhood, my entire extended family and I have been horse owners. Mike and I wanted to continue this tradition. Upon searching the internet for a pair of ponies, we were overwhelmed with the number of horses that needed a rescue and/or a home.