by Maria Koropecky, Ammolite Wellness Coach
“Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison is one of my favourite songs and I feel like I “sailed into the mystic” myself this past weekend.
The strangest thing happened to me after I posted my blog, “Coaching is a Creating Conversation.”
In the post I shared a video clip from the movie, “Elizabeth the Golden Age: The New World,” where Sir Walter Raleigh describes the New World to Queen Elizabeth I.
To me, Mr. Raleigh really captures the essence of coaching. It’s a creative process that starts as a smudge on the horizon of your imagination and then somehow grows into something you can actually walk into in real life.
Anyway, for my blog post, I chose to include a photo I took a couple of years ago from Island View Beach near Victoria, BC. It was the closest thing I had to seeing land from the sea as in Mr. Raleigh’s story.
I like the photo because there’s symmetry with the birds, and off in the distance, across the water, you can also see some sandy cliffs on an island.
In my own head, I’ve always called those sandy cliffs, “The Cliffs of Dover” because I didn’t know their real name.
Two days after I posted my blog, I got a completely unrelated text from my sister-in-law asking if I’d like to come and visit the mainland for her brother’s 50th birthday party. She also said for me to bring my passport.
“Why would I need to bring my passport?” I asked.
“Because we’re going to Point Roberts first and that’s in the States.”
“Oh. Good to know.”
I figured this would be a good opportunity for me to do a dry run travelling with my new backpack and my passport, 10 days before I set off to walk the Camino in Spain, so I said “Sure, I’d like to come.”
So, on Saturday, my brother and his family picked me up from the ferries and we headed to the U.S. to visit his friends from architecture school who had just bought a house in Point Roberts.
Until then, I had never even heard of Point Robert before even though it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from Vancouver Island.
After we crossed the border, it was like we had stepped into a mythical forest – everything was so green and lush!
We arrived in the middle of the afternoon. My brother’s friends offered to take us on a short hike from their home to the beach and we all enthusiastically took them up on their invitation.
And that’s when I saw the “Cliffs of Dover” up close!
I had actually walked into my own photo that I was looking at a few days before!
Also, just by chance, purely for dramatic effect as you’d find in the movies, there was a major thunder storm brewing further south and we saw some lightening strike across the sky, too!
Later at the 50th birthday party, there was a Mariachi band — it was quite the day for me!
Days ago, I had no idea that Point Roberts even existed. It never occurred to me that I’d actually go to those sandy cliffs myself someday. I just admired the cliffs from afar for the last 22 years.
And then through no conscious effort on my part, no force, no ego, and no wheeling and dealing, I went there in person anyway!
It’s the magic of coaching! One day you’re staring off into the distance, dreaming about something with no agenda or attachment, and the next day you’re experiencing it for real!
I think that’s so cool and I just had to share this update with you.
Have you ever had a mystical experience that you can’t explain? I’d love to hear about it. Please send me an email and let’s make an appointment to chat.
In the meantime, embrace the mystic — it’s all around us!
About the Author
Maria Koropecky is a Wellness Coach and Blogger who specializes in self-care. Maria is currently accepting new wellness coaching clients. If you’d like spiritual guidance on this topic, please make an appointment for a Crystal Mapping session with Maria today!