Leaping into the New Year – My Edgewalker Journey #12 – Patricia Campanile

“Leap & the net will appear!”

Developing the courage and trust “muscles” to follow the signs and listen to your instincts is necessary, yet not always easy, as you leap into the unknown. I often hesitated and questioned with doubt and fear whether my choices were crazy, or Divinely guided as my Edgewalker journey magically unfolded.  What if I made a mistake? Could I ever go back? What was on the other side of my decision? Would I be OK?

I recalled a scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies where actor Harrison Ford is running on a path through the jungle being chased by angry and frightening natives. As he reaches the ledge on the end of the cliff he looks down and sees a deep, dark chasm. He has a choice to either turn back and be ravaged by the natives who are determined to kill him, or take a leap of faith into the unknown, trusting that the he will be miraculously saved by some unseen force. Being the brave warrior that he is, Indiana Jones chooses the scary unknown, takes a step, and magically a path appears under his feet. He safely walks over the abyss to the other side, to his future. The path then disappears before the angry “natives” arrive so they cannot chase him. He is saved!

I am so inspired by the symbolism of this scene (thank you Steven Spielberg!) My take away is that BECAUSE he took a leap of faith and chose the path unknown, life, the Universe responded and provided a new path, guiding him to safety, to his future, to himself.  If we choose we can co-create with the Divine, our Higher Selves & listen to our deep intuitive wisdom.  We can leave behind what is scary and sometimes familiar. My Edgewalker Journey to my authentic Self, to my future and new life, often involved blindly stepping into places, relationships and situations where my rational, resistant and intellectual mind thought I was crazy.

However, since I was and continue to be committed to cultivating and practicing with patience and awareness the Edgewalker qualities, my courage and trust “muscles” have strengthened over time. Most of us have the seeds of these ‘qualities’  in us, but some people more naturally have been able to develop and integrate them.

As we approach the New Year 2018 I invite you to commit to your personal evolution, take a leap of faith and step into your new year and the new you, waiting to be birthed and expressed. Because YOU matter, the “net” will appear to support you.  You are worth it!

Here are the Edgewalker Qualities to support your magical journey in 2018 and beyond!

1. Self Awareness

Awareness of your thoughts, values, and behavior, and a commitment to spend time in self-reflection with the goal of becoming a better person.

2. Passion

An intense focus on your purpose or the use of your gifts in a way that adds value to your life and the world.

3. Integrity

A commitment to live in alignment with your core values, to align your words and your behavior, and to keep your word.

4. Vision

The gift of being able to see what others cannot – possibilities, trends, the future, guidance from the spiritual world.

5. Playfulness

A joyful sense of fun and creativity, and an ability to keep everything in perspective.



  • By Karen Keller, December 31, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    Thank you for the reminder to trust myself, that I am being supported by the divine.
    Happy New Year my friend! <3

  • By Judi Neal, December 31, 2017 @ 4:04 pm

    Patricia, Happy New Year! Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

    Over and over again I have seen you take leaps of faith and watched you courageously step out into the unknown. As a result, you have found the love and life you always dreamed of. And the dreams have not stopped. May you continue to dream big and to manifest fully in 2018!

    Aloha, Judi

  • By maria, December 31, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

    Hi Patricia,
    You are so magical.
    I love the post and your lovely picture.
    I wish youth best new year ever.

    I keep taking the leap and crashing.
    wondering if i ever land on the safety net.
    big hugs

  • By Patricia Campanile, December 31, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

    You are always safe dear Maria even though it often does not feel like it with the uncertainty and disappointments of life. Take care of your heart and I wish you courage and peace and love in 2018! Thank you! Patricia

  • By Patricia Campanile, December 31, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    Happy New Year Dear Karen!
    Yes, you are stronger and more courageous than you even realize. Love and abundant trust to you and for you in 2018! Love, Patricia

  • By Patricia Campanile, December 31, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

    Happy New Year Dear Judi!
    As always I appreciate the support and reminder. A journey worth taking that I keep growing into as I evolve. May 2018 be filled with all your dreams and hearts desires. Much love and aloha, Patricia

  • By Leslie Freimuth, December 31, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

    Happy New Year Patricia,

    My word for 2018 is ‘gentle’. I had the amazing experience of going to Ateeka’s workshop yesterday at Island Spirit and we dove into a delicious (not always easy) yoga somatic practice and pandora’s box got reopened once again to see that we need to look within way more often.
    Hope you have a fabulous night my friend,
    We are hosting our friend who lost her hubby a few months ago and looking forward to a night of remembering all those we love and cherish.
    With peace and gratitude,

  • By Patricia Campanile, January 1, 2018 @ 6:46 pm

    Happy New Year to you and Bob and your family Leslie. So sorry to hear of your friends loss. Your workshop at Island Spirit sounded wonderful and profound. I hope we can visit soon and reconnect. Every blessing in the New Year! May it be gentle, with ease, grace and flow. We went to scared labyrinth at Kapalua today for our 2018 intention walk. Powerful energy. My word is CLARITY as I align with my Divine in all areas of life.
    Love and aloha, Patricia

  • By Ricki, January 1, 2018 @ 7:57 pm

    My dear Patricia, Happy and Healthy (in all ways) New Year. love your “5 Qualities” as they are in total alignment with mine, and will share them as yours on my FB site if you don’t mind. Am looking actively for new venues for speaking; have a mentor, actually 2, and am excited to pursue my dream of being the National Advocate for Senior Citizens to “Reduce, Replace and Regain (the new “3 Rs”) Control over their health/lives”. My words for this year could be Persistence and Believe.

  • By Patricia Campanile, January 2, 2018 @ 5:42 pm

    Happy New Year Dear Ricki! Yes, please post if you wish and I am so glad the blog supported you. I support you in living and being your words of Persistence and Believe. I see you speaking your passion and vision. You have an important message and much to offer. So many places need speakers, even in initially it is free (you can of course get paid too!) If you get our and get visibility it will grow. Keep me posted. Love, Patricia

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