I believe that they are signs everywhere. They are the gentle whispers and subtle notes of the Universe, guiding us always. Spring is a beautiful time to be open to these signs and messages. The last few days I have been greeted by the Robin. I was sure she was trying to tell me something and so when I looked deeper into the meaning of the Robin it was of no surprise to find out that she is said to symbolize rebirth, new beginnings and renewal. I am writing to you all with love and gratitude in my heart to let you know I will be moving on from my current position at Aangen. When you are so in love with your life it is hard to imagine change. We often associate change with fear, negative thoughts and feelings, change seems to be greatly resisted. Ever since I can remember I have embraced change, as it was a constant companion of mine. I changed homes, I changed schools, I changed friends, I changed the answer to who I wanted to be when I grew up, and it was this constant unfolding of life. Eventually the constant change wasn’t change anymore; it was simply the perfect progression of life. Each uncertainty was a new unfolding that had been divinely calculated for me.

You can never imagine the power you possess until one day the things you had only dreamed of and wished for become the very fabric of your life. When I was 23 years old I had my first glimpse into a life I could absolutely love. During a Vision Boarding workshop I sobbed and consciously contemplated my life. It was clear for me that I wanted to be contributing to the world, giving of myself and being of service. I surrendered to the unknown and let go of my fears and a couple of months later I quit my corporate job and began volunteering at Aangen. That was almost 5 years ago and it was than for the first time I could clearly see how incredible and magical the world truly was. Gurbeen and Aangen unlocked this vault of possibility to which I had always held the key.

There are no words that can convey my gratitude for being a part of Aangen, and maybe the reason I don’t feel like this is goodbye is because nothing is really separate. In transitioning on I don’t feel like I am leaving anything behind, I am simply following the winds and stars which will continue to nurture and shine on us equally no matter where we are in this world. We truly are One.

Michelangelo once said with respect to his sculpture ‘The David,’ “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” I felt like I was The David and Aangen was my Michelangelo. My time at Aangen was not about finding or changing myself, it was about unbecoming everything that wasn’t me and being completely set free in my truth and in my power.

To everyone who I have had the incredible pleasure of meeting and working with over these 5 magical years, thank you for being on this journey with me. Thank you for your faith in me and your unconditional love and support. To my Aangen family, Constance and Grace who I have grown with, thank you for nurturing me. Thank you for your wisdom, your guidance and your Love. I know Aangen is safe in your warm and loving embrace!

To Gurbeen, you lived up to your promise and I am extremely grateful to be able to Live a Life I Love. You are a mentor, a sister, a friend and an outstanding human being. Thank you for taking this leap of faith with me together. We have walked the road less travelled and it has been the most amazing adventure of my life. Thank you for seeing the woman in me I was unable to see for myself. Thank you for standing in your truth always. I Love You and I See You.

With so much Love Always,
Heather Maciel

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