I breathed a big sigh of relief when I turned 50. My 40’s
had been some pretty rough years.
Oprah reached that milestone five years ahead of me. She
showed the world that 50 was just the beginning of some of our best years, and
I felt a complete kinship to her because of that.
But even fortified by Oprah’s example, my 50th year didn’t go as well as I had hoped. That year saw the end of my short-lived marriage, and for the first time I was completely alone.
Which is exactly what I needed.
This last Saturday I was lucky enough to be one of about 60 women led in meditation by Davidji. Have you heard of him?
Years ago when I started meditating I would listen to Deepak Chopra tapes to help me. Well, Davidji was Deepak’s lead educator and dean of his university for 10 years.
He is also the creator of the 21-day meditation process that Oprah swears by.
So, yeah, he’s a big deal.
My oldest son graduated from high school in 2002. Which was the same year I got my real estate license, and the same year things started to change for me.
Recovering from divorce takes time, and money. I had spent the time healing from it, taking care not to drink or do anything destructive. That is except date a guy who was destructive.
How I missed the signs of emotional abuse from the beginning is beyond me.
He was an angry controlling man who lashed out at me and his daughter. What a complete mess I was in. I wrote before that it would take three events for me to finally break free of him. Continue reading