I turned 50 years old on Sunday and I am still quite overwhelmed by the many mixed emotions rising to the surface. Having just lost a dear friend from the spiritual community on the very same day, I guess a part of me is just damn grateful to have lived through a full half a century and feel blessed to still be alive. Life is certainly short, and I do believe we are meant to cherish every moment of it. Unfortunately, every once in a while, we do receive a solid reminder of just how sacred life really is.
Having made it to my 50th year milestone, there are also notable signs of relief for having accomplished the things that I have over the years, knowing full well that free will and divine order don’t always line up in perfect harmony. There is excitement in the air and a feeling of celebration, with so many blessings in my life that I revere and deeply treasure. But mostly, if I’m being perfectly honest, I simply crave a reprieve. A sabbatical of sorts where I can spend my days doing whatever the heck I am guided too, with not a worry in the world.
But life does not always work out that way. There always seems to be bills to pay, people to help, work to be done, obligations to fulfill, pandemics to work through, ongoing battles between people and/or nations, and the list goes on and on. I don’t think I am the only one out there who has struggled to find a comfortable balance between all things lately, especially during such significant and sizable proportions of change. Nor am I the only one craving a more simplistic lifestyle moving forward. And no, I can’t control all things, but I can control how I organize my own life and wellbeing. So, to commemorate my Jubilee year, my goal is to find balance between my worldly obligations and my personal and more soulful decrees still rising to the surface.
I quite enjoy the term Jubilee. It means a season of celebration, especially on one’s 50th year. Traditionally, it is viewed as a reset and year of rest. Honestly, I feel we could all stand for a little Jubilee. A year where karmic debts are paid, divine order is restored, disputes are settled, and people return home to their own divine essence held within. A great big cosmic do-over if you will. Yup, sounds heavenly to me. I think the entire world could benefit from this kind of recalibration. I also actually happen to believe in the divine cosmic clock in motion and the reset already underway. However, unlike traditional texts, I don’t believe this monumental task happens without conscious co-creation. Instead, I feel we must all do our individual part and take responsibility within our own lives to come back to a more soulful alignment and divine balance held within. And yes, we certainly can achieve this state of being despite the worldly unrest still in motion, it just takes intention, compassion, motivation, and perspective to fully obtain. Individually, we each hold the power to make peace with the past, offer forgiveness to ourselves and all others, purge old beliefs and mindsets, let go of old trauma, revisit places from our past, reconnect to those we’ve lost touch with, change up old patterns, set new goals, and allow ourselves to officially move forward into a new era of time. Because, let’s be honest, we all have moments we wish we could move forward from, yet for whatever reason are hesitant to put change into motion. For myself, if ever I needed a sign from above or a beautiful silver feather to know when it was officially time to implement change, I certainly received that message loud and clear.
Personally, I’ve been hesitant to adjust my own lifestyle for quite sometime. But, with my year of personal transformation and celebration officially on the clock, it also happens to be the perfect year to listen to my soul and make the changes I personally crave. That will include some reduced work hours. More time spent on health and wellness including way more time enjoying the great outdoors. More quality time spent with friends and family. And even some extra tweaks here and there at SOULworks. But don’t worry, they are only minor changes compared to the larger shifts I have already worked through over the years.
I find many people who have come to know my SOULworks have known me during various phases and transitions of my own personal journey and business pursuits. Maybe you came to know my work during a session, energy healing, or mentorship. Perhaps our paths crossed during some of my larger spiritual teachings and workshops. Some may have rented space here and started their own practices from within these very walls or came out to attend various events I have hosted to help further myself and all others along our own paths of spiritual expansion. Others know me as an author and have read one or more of my books or perhaps even heard me publicly speaking about my experiences with both prophecy and working with spirit. There are some who simply know me as the store lady here at SOULworks from where you can find metaphysical treasures and calming energies. Then of course there are many people who have no clue who I am or how my life path has transformed over the years and that is okay too. As for me, well I’m just truly getting to know myself after years of ignoring my own soulful past and life calling. So, with my third book officially published, my plans are to take it easy for a time and enjoy this year of celebration. Not that I am retiring or walking away from SOULworks. Hell, no. Technically, I just finally arrived! But I will be taking it easy for a time. Meaning I plan to enjoy working the store for a while longer, interacting with customers, new acquaintances, and even old friends who bravely venture back during this reset opportunity to reconnect or just to say hello.
And yes, I do promise that at some point I will inevitably get back into some type of events and/or teaching – thank you to all those who have been asking. In the meantime, life is the best classroom and I offer my services here at SOULworks as simply the store lady and a welcoming face when seeking your own reprieve for a time. A place to pop in from the hustle and bustle of your own life for even just a mini reset, soothing energy, quick pep talk, or even a little guidance from time to time. To me, SOULworks is my safe haven and sabbatical space where I can be myself, enjoy my expanded awareness, answer questions, and help others gain confidence in their own life path and calling. So, although I am deeply grateful for the many years of helping people one-on-one through sessions and mentorship, I am officially ready to move onto the next adventure and simply be here to both meet, greet, and celebrate with you as you further embark on your own adventure. Technically, I am still doing what I have always done. Holding space for humanity, being a calm energy and guiding light to the many lightworkers out there finding their own footing and life calling, providing a soothing but honest reality check, bigger picture kind of perspective as the world continues to move through our collective upgrades of expansion, as well as helping all others work through their own unique yet equally as divine enlightenment process.
If you are new to SOULworks, are a part of my past, or are a frequent flyer here at the store, I extend an open and personal invitation for you to stop in, enjoy the vibes, find some mystical treasures, and allow for the greatest cosmic reset in our collective history to further unfold. I also invite you to take part in my Jubilee year. Now is the perfect time to let go of the past, celebrate what the lightworkers and spiritual communities across the globe have already achieved, and allow ourselves the freedom to fully enjoy the present moment of divine synchronicities, while still holding space, anticipation, and excitement for what is yet to come. Despite what the world may look like right now, huge transformations are already underway, many enlightened souls are consciously creating change each and every day, and it is officially time to come together and celebrate what we have already achieved.
Love and Blessings,
In loving memory and tribute to Candais Bakke