My Journey 2 Enlightenment

Blog By Jill Swenson

About Me

Hi I’m Jill.  Welcome to my website!

I’m on my way to enlightenment.

This past September I traveled to Ireland – a lifelong dream of mine!  On my trip, I discovered that my journey to enlightenment had officially started.

On my travels I’ve met some awesome teachers who have helped guide my journey. I’ve also met friends who are also on their roads to enlightenment.  I’ve learned the one thing we all have in common is the journey.

Thank you for visiting my website/blog.  May you find your journey to be enlightening, also.

See you on the journey!

So, here it is, the first day of the rest of my life….what should I do with it? Remember that line from the ‘60’s?  Sometimes I think I wasted a lot of days, a lot of weeks, a lot of years doing nothing to propel myself into the future. Then again, what happened in those days, weeks, years that led me to where I am today, writing this blog? Experiences happened. There were choices that were made that sent me one way or another. I’m not saying my choices were always in my best interest, or anyone else’s for that matter, but they provided learning experiences that I look back on as essential to where I am today.

I experienced some dark nights of the soul in years past. There were also a couple of wonderful teachers who came into my life, sat for a bit and taught me things I needed to know. One especially I miss. I miss the conscious conversations we had about life and what it meant and what it held for us out there beyond the stars. It was a brief lesson taught by an intelligent, spiritual being who suffered many dark nights of the soul. Experience is a wise teacher. I’m not sure I listened as closely as I should have. But one thing I learned, whatever has once been can never completely not be. For that I am grateful.

So what am I going to do with it? I’ve been allowed to see things, to feel things, to hear things that have opened my heart, mind and soul to a new way of being, to a new way of understanding. New friends have appeared in my life as if ordered from a catalog. There is a new freedom to just be. I’ve come to understand that freedom is something that comes with a price, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay. I am on a journey to enlightenment and I have found a joy that nothing else can match. I intend to stay on this journey for the rest of this lifetime.  As Buzz Lightyear says, “To infinity and beyond!”