The Universe Nailed It


I walked the Camino in the fall of 2015.

I absolutely had no idea what to expect, or what was coming next for me in life in general.

That trip was a game changer, and I was ready for it to be.

The big, full story is for another time, but I will share now is that while I was walking along the way, I had several vivid visualizations of myself in a place that I had never been to before.

My mind and heart kept showing me this exact same moving picture.

I didn’t know where it was, but what I understood at that time was that although I had already traveled far and wide, there was still somewhere waiting for me that I had not yet been to.

I pictured a subtropical climate, with hilly/mountainous surroundings, rocky beaches and open ocean for days. It was colder than what I was used to, but it’s sheer beauty made up for it.

I had a dog (maybe 2) and was wearing a white, flowy dress. I embodied a wild sense of freedom, seemed to be very grounded and serene, appearing to be living a very happy and fulfilled life. It was paradise.

It felt so real, even though I didn’t know where it was, or how I would find it.

Shortly after I finished walking the Camino, I returned to Ontario to start making my onwards plans. I looked worldwide first, before even considering returning to Canada as an option to live and work.

And then, She rang.

The West Coast got me on her direct line.

She scooped me up, and had the strongest magnetic pull I had ever experienced in my life.

I’ve always allowed myself to move fluidly and transiently, mostly driven by feeling alone. But this magnetic force was unlike anything I had ever known before.

So I booked a flight, enrolled in a holistic healing program, of which I knew hardly anything about, and was on my way.

And then I came to Victoria.

I didn’t piece the visualization right away, and I certainly wasn’t willing to give up my nomadic ways just yet. It took time for me to lean into the notion of staying, and laying my hat for awhile.

I put up a pretty pathetic fight, but I surrendered to the fact that I had found a piece of blue that felt really true.

So although I still don’t have a white flowy dress, and my hair isn’t as long as in the visual, I have a pup, and live on Dallas road - taking strolls like in this photo on the regular.

I’d go ahead and say that the universe nailed it.