The best way that I can describe September is "WILD, WILDER and EVEN WILDER!" Each week became increasingly more intense and more full of urgent things to do. In a frenzy of relentless rowing -- Row to the right! -- Row to the left! --Look out for the rocks! -- Row faster!!! -- we were plunged along the Wild Rapids of Change.
Then just when we thought that we didn't have the strength to go further, we could hear the huge, resounding roar of a mammoth waterfall right ahead of us. There was no time to react, no time to escape. All we could do was go over the edge in our tiny boats and hope for the best. That's when we started falling - falling - falling - falling into the Unknown. We are taking the plunge....
In September, some of us were faced with the most Ultimate Perfect Storm imaginable. They were created by extremely rare alignments that were brilliantly put together to push us through the Black Hole that would strip away the old world and make us infinitely truer. They contain a nearly impossible profusion of tasks that must be accomplished in a very short time. They challenge us to our very core. They touch upon our greatest fears. They present us with a massive testing of our inner knowingness as a True One.
These Ultimate Perfect Storms take many forms. Many people experienced the unanticipated death of someone close to them. Others were given impossible challenges to achieve in a short period of time that felt like running a relay race through an obstacle course. The Good News is that we somehow survived these Ultimate Perfect Storms and did what was needed, when it was needed. Passing through the Black Hole of our Ultimate Perfect Storms stripped off innumerable layers and made us truer than ever before.
My Ultimate Perfect Storm took place with the impossible alignment of organizing an 11:11 Gate Activation and moving from my house at the same time. I have never been so challenged and so overstretched in my entire life. I haven't had a day of rest in a month. And I still don't know for sure that my house is truly sold, although I should find out next week. Here is my story:
In August, I signed a sales contract for my house, yet the house sale wouldn't officially close until the second week of October. My buyers' final loan approval wasn't due until the last minute. And although we have now passed the deadline, we are still waiting for all the paperwork to be finished. This meant that I had to prepare for moving out of the house where I have lived for eight years, without knowing that the sale would happen for sure. I had to take the plunge without the safety net of having a new house to move into. And I had to be completely out of my house before October 8th. This situation was immensely complicated by the fact that I was in the final month of feverish preparations for the Ninth Gate Activation and had to leave for Bali on October 2nd.
This meant that I couldn't simply move from my old life in Hawaii to my new one in Peru. I couldn't pack my suitcases with what I most needed for the cooler climate of Peru. Instead, I had to fill precious suitcase space with hot weather 11:11 Activation clothes and microphones for Bali.
For the past month, I have had no outer confirmation of some of the most essential elements, except for my inner knowing that it was the right time for me to move. I had to proceed as if the house sale was definitely going to happen, without knowing for sure that it would. It took a super-human effort, and the crucial help of several people, to go through all my things, sell off and give away multiple truckloads of stuff, arrange for storage of what I was keeping, sell my car, and completely empty my house. At the same time, I did office work all day, organizing Ninth Gate, canceling utilities, finding a mover to put my remaining possessions in storage, booking airline tickets, dealing with Surf Subscriptions, and packing until late at night. The final week Hawaii had a heat wave, and I had already given away my fans, so it was like working in a sauna. All of this was miraculously accomplished by the late afternoon of October 1st. On the morning of October 2nd, I jumped on the airplane to Bali.
I left my old life with a one way ticket. I left an empty house. I sold my car. I got rid of many of my possessions. And yet, I still don't have outer proof that my house is sold. Everything was put on the line and I followed my inner knowingness. This was a supreme test for me.
As soon as I shifted worlds and arrived in Bali on October 4th, I leapt into a series of meetings with our Ninth Gate Master Cylinder hotel and found the right Activation Site for Ninth Gate. Now, it is October 6th and after yet another meeting, I had to change hotels this morning. Another shift in worlds.... Upon arriving at my new hotel in Ubud, they unexpectedly upgraded me to a beautiful villa with a private plunge pool. So it is here, in exquisite surroundings and lush gardens, complete with a small Balinese temple, that I am given my first chance to write the October Surf Report and finally replenish my being.
So for the present moment, I am "homeless" in a beautiful hotel in Bali, in the Transition Zone between my old life and my new one, and still residing in the expanded HERE and NOW. In the middle of November, I will finally go to Peru, find a place to live and get settled as soon as possible. Then hopefully, things will calm down.
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If you didn't experience your Ultimate Perfect Storm in September, please know that the huge waterfall is waiting for you just ahead.... most likely before the end of this year. We are all going to experience our Ultimate Perfect Storm, in one form or another. We are all going to pass through the Black Hole. We are all going to take the plunge, in some form or another. And there is nothing to fear about it. We will survive these challenges and become infinitely stronger, wiser, deepened and more real.
Whenever your Ultimate Perfect Storm does occur, it's vitally important to hold onto your inner knowingness as a True One that ALL IS WELL. And know that people will appear to help you when it is least expected and most needed. Some of these are people we've never met before who suddenly appear and help make an impossible situation possible.