Well, this beautiful story could continue… in fact it could continue on for years since the connection between Guy, Emil and my current husband, Ilker, is very interconnected. This has been a full circle love story that I will hold close to my heart forever. It’s the story of how I became the Spiritual Woman I am today and how I truly live “The Elegant Life”.
Here is the short version of how things ended with all of the key players in this beautiful story…
I did see Emil one last time – in Prague. That story can be for another time because it wasn’t the kind of meeting I expected, in fact I felt heart broken at one point and then strong and resilient near the end.
The interesting part is that after I returned to Canada, an amazing thing happened to reconnect us and I spent months trying to find a way to get him over to Canada. However, in the midst of this, I met my husband. When I finally told Emil about my “boyfriend” we eventually stopped communicating. The last time I heard from Emil was on my wedding day.
I hadn’t heard from Emil for years but on the morning of my wedding day, which was in Turkey, just next door to Bulgaria where he lived, I opened my email to find, you guessed it, an email from Emil saying he missed me. Yeah, I know….
Talk about a year!
1997, a year that began with drama and things I never thought would happen to me in my life…to experiencing things that were amazing, AMAZING!
In one year I went from stressed, insecure and scattered to spiritually aligned, peaceful and confident in who I was as a woman.
During the remaining months in France my relationship with Guy as well as my spiritual evolution flourished.
I left France with a daily practise that I did every morning without fail…and still do to this day.
When my sister came to visit me in France, just before I left, she was in awe at the reaction I was receiving from people on the street.
“Did you SEE that?” she’d say. “Look how people are reacting to you!”
I was oblivious to it – I just thought their stares and double takes were perhaps because they thought I was someone famous.
But no, there was something different about me.
I felt inner peace.
I felt connected to my “Divine Nature”
I felt beautiful.
I intimately knew and LOVED who Erin was. I loved what her style was and I knew what she required and what she desired…. I just loved her.
WATCH the video above, at minute 5:44-6:30, for a little giggle:)
Guy is, to this day, the greatest gift of my life. He GAVE me the life I have now, as it’s because of everything he showed me, did for me and taught me that I am the woman I am and that I have the life I have now.
This is why he and I were meant to come together that year. I served the evolution of his soul and he served the evolution of mine. No, it wasn’t meant to be a long term relationship, but it was truly a year we will both always remember and be thankful for.
I’ve not seen him since 1998, but we spoke regularly for years.
A period went by when our communication totally stopped.
He got married, I got married. We both had children, etc. but a couple of years ago Sandra, he and I almost reunited in Paris. (Sandra and I did and that story is one I MUST tell you since it miraculously occurred after I used my Elegant Clearing Process™).
Sadly, Guy is divorced now, but he is still teaching yoga and is highly respected in what he does.
If you go back to post #1 of this series, “The Making of a Spiritual Woman: A Pilgrimage That Began in Paris”, you will see that it began with Guy and I sitting on a park bench and me staring up into the sky saying with such sadness and hopelessness, “I just want to be happy, Guy. I just want to be happy.”
Well, here’s where I will end this series…
Picture it being July 26, 2003 and I’m on a boat, with 150 plus guests sailing down the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.
I’m wearing a simple, elegant wedding dress that is so ME, and I’m with my father. We are dancing to the Father/Daughter song and all I keep repeating is, “Dad, I’m so happy right now. I’m SO happy.”
I felt peace in my heart and full JOY and contentment with my life, who I was marrying and who I was as a woman.
I want to say a massive thank you to my husband; my dark-haired, spiritual, generous, guitar playing, great cook, music loving, great lover of a husband for loving me unconditionally and gifting me two incredibly beautiful souls…our children.
Tomorrow I will do a post on the culmination of ALL the lessons I learned in France and what that means for YOU.
I always felt I needed to share this story, but I never wanted to share it just for ME. There was a purpose and the Divine told me I needed to share it.
The beautiful responses I’ve been receiving privately just solidifies WHY I needed to share it.
The post tomorrow will share how we’ll be moving forward here at The Elegant Life.
I really cannot wait! It’s been 20 years since I began my pilgrimage back HOME to the truth of who I am, both as a soul and as a woman, and I finally feel ready to BE the woman I was meant to BE; to share these exquisite Elegant Processes & Principles it took me years to learn and embody.
Now it’s your turn to begin your OWN beautiful pilgrimage, but the good news is that your pilgrimage will be supported by exquisite Elegant Processes!
It’s going to be a beautiful journey:)
See you tomorrow!