Updated: Sep 14
I'd been feeling off for a few weeks. Foggy, unsure about my niche, questioning basically everything. Was it just a small bump in the road? Was it anxiety from the rush of summer plans? I told myself to get over my privilege of being able to even question it all and move forward.
Then, sickness hit me hard when I returned from our yearly family vacation. Aches, sore throat, negative COVID test. No, no, no - I'm supposed to hit the ground running, clear-eyed & fresh with ideas from my 'downtime'.
And it only got worse. More pain, fever, hallucinations (hearing the Minions language in my head-WTA?). Another negative PCR COVID test. Finally, a sympathetic Physician's Assistant & a Z Pak prescription. Strep & influenza - well, hell.
The universe said 'enough with the hustle Lisa' and I had no choice but to comply. I remembered what Oprah said during one of her Masterclasses (an oldie but goodie podcast btw)
"I say the universe speaks to us, always, first in whispers. And a whisper in your life usually feels like, 'hmm, that's odd.' Or, 'hmm, that doesn't make any sense.' Or, 'hmm, is that right?' It's that subtle. And if you don't pay attention to the whisper, it gets louder and louder and louder. I say it's like getting thumped upside the head. If you don't pay attention to that, it's like getting a brick upside your head. You don't pay attention to that—the brick wall falls down. That is the pattern I see in my life and so many other people's lives. And so, I ask people, 'What are the whispers? What's whispering to you now?'"
My brick wall came tumbling down. I sat in the rubble & went still. I let my sons take care of me. I cried; I slept. I thanked God, the Universe, and my spirit guides, as I know it could have been much worse.
I woke up this morning almost healed, and I'm changed. I can't explain it. I feel it deep within. I don't know if it's a new chapter or possibly even a new book. I will let you know what I discover as I head into my next adventure.
What's whispering to you?
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