• Jessy Raspiller

{2020} Wild Diaries :: Day 4

“Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

This quote has been with me since I closed The Alchemist 4 years ago. I think about all the ways the Universe has come to test me over the years, but most specifically on these journeys. Yesterday was no short of a test to follow my curiosities. I shared in the podcast what it means to truly Align + Flow with the messages that you’re being shown. I mentioned in the recording that where my day took me would be another story, for another time.

As I unpack yesterdays musings, I unintentionally looked at myself through others eyes, and momentarily judged “what the heck were you doing”. And then I smile because I’m headed towards my own Oasis. I could very easily have been satisfied with the beauty and bounty that I’m surrounded by in my home every single day, but true growth and change never happens in our comfort zones.

Let me be clear with you. This journey is Lonely. At times I’