What happens when you let go of 99% of your belongings to make a dream come true?
November 30, 2016
Dear Mindful Friend,
My name is Suzie Sandoval.
I’m the Founder of OrganiZEN® and...I AM The Ultimate OrganiZEN® Client.
Yes, I am just as much of a student of this divine transformational work as my OrganiZEN® and Soul ZEN clients are. I happen to be the extreme version so I can help my clients in many capacities create mindful and minimalistic spaces in their lives, too!
After living in Portland, Oregon for 25 years and reaching my tipping point of heartbreak, burnout and a spiritual crisis, life delivered a synchronistic rendezvous meeting with one of my spiritual gurus, Teal Swan in which I received a beautiful blessing. You see she's a phenomenal spiritual catalyst and I had been practicing her work for nearly 2 years which led to this connection to manifest. The experience created a nuclear explosion of my inner world. I had little I was attached or holding onto for the first time in my life.
When you feel like you have nothing to lose, you have everything to gain.
I decided to live out a bucket list dream of mine to road trip across the United States with the intention of seeking out a new home and place to establish my business. I am open to alternative lifestyles and am currently digging being inspired by the tiny house movement, the Van Life and experiencing the free spirit, soul nourishing, spontaneously simple and thrilling, adventurous aspects of myself come alive.
My daily morning mantra is, "Dear God, where will you have me go, what will you have me say, and to whom?"
I've surrendered my life completely to be in service to society and humanity and to learn more about why I'm here on this planet and what really matters to me. A spiritual journey to discover new truths about what life, home, success and relationships mean to me. This is a completely new experience for me to live this free and face my fears to new levels in life.
Yahoo, yowza, yowza, yippee kayae, boom chicka, laka, chicka laka, chicka boom, boom….AWESOMENESS!!!
As I sit here in my nearly empty studio tonight, nestled in the majestic beauty of the West Hills, in Portland, Oregon, right down the street from my best friend backroad Skyline Blvd., I look around and feel free, light, inspired and good with the remaining belongings I've chosen to best serve me in life, and most importantly my new lifestyle change endeavors. I've reduced my entire life belongings to what will fit into my car.
Now, fortunately luck is on my side because two weeks before my big move and road trip across the US, my car broke down and I had to buy a new one. Buying a new car was not my first choice but it's what ended up being the aligned choice that met my needs that I didn't even know I had! With my brand new Fiat 500X (I've never owned a new car before) it has a spacious hidden storage compartment so I'm able to keep my dressy & professional wardrobe now, phew!
I’m feeling extra sentimental tonight, not only because it’s the holiday season and I’m moving out of portland after living here for 25 years but also because I’m about to take a huge leap of faith in my life into the depths of the unknown; I'm learning how to follow my intuition, my heart and my angels, divine guidance and I'm allowing my dreams to come true!
Now, I'm stepping into living a laptop lifestyle, a dream come true to work from anywhere in the world, providing profoundly exceptional services, getting paid to be me.
I’ve reduced 99% of my belongings (I went paperless a few years ago which makes for easier travel and mobility) to answer this calling and make a bucket list dream come true.
I could not have reached this epic point in my life without my friends, and the connections and resources available via the internet and social media. I love Oregon and I am grateful to have loving friends here and a place to call home. It's never easy to let go of what you love. I will think of Portland whenever it rains, wherever I go, as I will alway embrace, appreciate and love rainy days.
I’m calling my road trip journey, "My Date With Destiny". Yes, it is inspired by Tony Robbins, for all ya’ll Tony Robbins raving fans out there. I'll be experiencing dates with myself in new ways, for all ya'll Julia Cameron, The Artist Way raving fans out there.
Tomorrow, December 1st, 2016, I'm moving out of Portland officially, with no final destination yet determined. My home IS where my heart takes me. I’ll be heading down to the San Francisco Bay Area where I grew up, visiting friends and getting grounded back into my roots.
I’ll also be providing my services (virtually and in person) all along the way. Stay connected and inspired on facebook, instagram, youtube and my blogs, as I take you along with me bringing the magic of OrganiZEN to you all across the US!
ZEN blessings to you,
May all your dreams come true,
GOODBYE PORTLAND, HELLO DESTINATION UNKNOWN
My 240 square foot Studio nestled up in the west hills in Portland, Oregon. I loved living in this location, centrally located - perfecto for an all over town commuter like myself - and walking distance to the beautiful rose garden, Washington Park, the Zoo, the light rail Max station, and NW 23rd and downtown are minutes away. Including access to amenities like a pool, hot tub, fitness center, sauna and awesome hiking walking right my door. It's crazy to move from but I'm beyond overdue for really answering my true callings!
Today, I look out my window and I see the weather here is covering us with gray foggy clouds with drizzling rain, rainbow trees and lush greenery all around.
For my Date With Destiny road trip across the US. I've been getting lots of questions about my downsizing process so I thought I'd share my progress. Here's what I'm down to and it still feels like too much. I just can't bring myself to let go my scarves, mittens and hats. One bag is designated for my accessories! Ha, ha! It's crazy but 240sq ft of stuff felt like too much. I can't believe how many things I've let go and donated.
It's really fascinating to really see what I actually need in life.
ONE OF YOUR DREAMS OUT LOUD,
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF
TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE?
I'd love to hear your shares below.
I believe there is great power in dreaming out loud. ~ Suzie ;)