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The Wealth of Mystery

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Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life”.  Rachel Carson

What would our lives be without mystery?  I would not want to imagine that sort of world.  A world where everything is explained away as having  one particular meaning or understanding.  A world where the sacred spark that  starts the heart for the first time is explained away as a biological function and the mystery of a caterpillar being turned into the liquid form of imaginal cells that assist the creation and emergence of a stunning  butterfly with the opening of the chrysalis is monarch-emerging-from-chrysalis2downplayed as just nature doing its thing.

Even our very breath that keeps us alive.  Where and how does your breath emerge?  Have you ever thought of it in terms of a mystery instead of attempting to pin it down in scientific terms?  What happens with that first breath, the 7,000 each day, the 500 million in a normal lifespan, and the last exhale that flies from our bodies to soar elsewhere.

Breathing supports every experience you have.  You exchange 10 billion trillion atoms with your surroundings with every breath you take.  The atoms that you inhale every day have traversed the bodies of living beings across the universe and across time – a testament to the law of giving and receiving.   What mystery connects us all in such an intimate dance in something as simple as breathing in air and All things share the same breath the beast the tree the man the air shares its spirit with all the life it supportsout air – each breath having emerged out of or taken in by another living form.  Always interconnected….

Even the cosmos beyond, around and within us bubbles with mystery of the unknown.  Man’s efforts to pierce the veil of something so immense that one cannot even grasp a very tiny bit of it’s character or vastness is at best futile.

Perhaps the daily mysteries that face us as we walk through the moments of our lives are meant to provide the spark for opening our arms, our minds and our hearts to moving forward into the places that hold no explanation….but instead hold a place for awe, wonder. and creativity.

It is within this dance of creation that we feel the life pulse that creates the greatest natural art piece that we will ever behold.  Know that the beauties and mysteries of the Earth and all that surrounds it will always hold the meaning for our lives.  It is this which we indulge in.  It is this that keeps us awake and present to the endless mystery and wealth that is life here and now.

Indulge and be shaken apart never to be “put back” the same way ever again.  Soak in the mystery and behold that you too are a part of this natural dance of the Divine.

When we surrender to (Grace) we surrender to something bigger than ourselves – to a universe that knows what it is doing. . . . We learn to trust that the power that holds galaxies together can handle the circumstances of our relatively little lives.” ~ Marianne Williamson

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The Dance of Light and Dark – Navigating Change

 

 

Today Richard and I received an e-mail from one of our community members which very eloquently requested guidance on being present to the vast changes and shifts happening all around and within us.  Our reader writes:

“The reality is, as you are undoubtedly aware, very turbulent and the earth and we are going through a lot of changes. So a grounded consciousness is required to navigate through it. There is a transfer of wealth taking place before our eyes so we may as well be on the receiving end of that too. So what I would like to have is more guidance from your experience. … The integration of spirit and the nuts and bolts are essential to expand the creative mind.”

There is widespread global agreement that we can no longer rely on systems and beliefs that have contributed to the devastation of planet, economics, social justice, and overall well being.  As this community member states “the integration of spirit and the nuts and bolts” is essential to re-balancing what has gone completely out of balance.  This also is about what Richard and I feel are the feminine and masculine energies coming back into alignment with each other on all levels.

I will leave the financial and economic wealth advising to Richard, but here is my contribution to the whole from a feminine perspective.  A day ago I read a story that struck me powerfully as a wake up call to pay attention to life moments and all that happens around us.  This story revolved around relationship, death and choices.  Very simplified this is what is always in front of us.

On a deeply spiritual level this is where our wealth and power to ride the waves of change rests…in the moments and the opportunities to integrate the heart with creative mind, engaging in the building of whole systems and relationships that contribute to the well being of all life. Accepting that death is a part of the living experience so that new life can evolve and awareness can be born.

Is it the smallest of events in our lives and the moment to moment choices we make that have contributed to the larger shifts that are upon us?  The beauty and the darkness dance together asking us to choose in every single moment.  In that very choosing and active engaging we ground ourselves over and over again.

Leon VanderPol writes: “It is all there in black and white, the dance of the light and the dark. While the puppet masters scheme for a world in which power is centralized in the hands of a few, a force of great magnitude shines brightly as it calls out to each and everyone of us to make a choice—to become truly engaged.”

What if the navigation system for this time that we are in is one in which we are absolutely present to the daily events and choices of our individual lives.  From that place we assist each other within relationship to work towards the good of the whole organism which we call Earth…one minute dot in the entire vastness of expanded life outside of our planet.  The wealth we seek is NOW in the choices that we make.

It is important to understand and have a feel for the shifts and transitions that we are in the midst of.  Yet,  if we take our attention off of the opportunities, choices, and decisions that present from moment to moment and become consumed and overwhelmed by the challenges that face each of us and our very existence….. we are lost.

So much is going on in any one moment.  What will we choose to engage with?

“I come to a tree so rich with autumn’s golds and reds it makes for a mild ache.  I lie down under it, close my eyes and let my mind wander.  I think of all that is happening elsewhere, as I lie here.  Nearby I can hear the sounds of a road crew.  Somewhere else monkeys chatter in trees.  A male seahorse becomes pregnant.  A diamond forms, a bee dances out directions, a windshield shatters.  Somewhere a mother spreads p-nut butter for her son’s lunch, a lover sighs, a knitter binds off the edge of a sleeve.  Clouds gather to make rain, corn ripens on the stalk, a cancer cell divides, a little league team scores.  Somewhere blossoms open, a man pushes a knife in deeper, a painter darkens her blue.  A cashier pours new dimes into an outstretched hand, rainbows form and fade, plates in the earth shift and settle.  A woman opens a velvet box, male spiders pluck gently on the females’ webs, falcons fall from the sky.  Abstracts are real and time is a lie, it cannot be measured when one moment can expand to hold everything.  You can want to live and end up choosing death; and you can want to die and end up living.  What keeps us here, really?  A thread that breaks in a breeze.  And yet a thread that cannot be broken. ”

Eizabeth Berg from Never Change, pg 214

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Stand Tall And Root Your Toes Into The Wealth of Life

Dear Richard,

When I found this picture it literally demanded to be placed directly in the center of this particular post.  A giant redwood in the California Bear Creek watershed stands tall amidst the other trees in this old growth forest.  There are many things that caught my attention here.  My experience with old growth forests is that they are quite different from forests that have been cut down before.  There is a unique smell and feel to the earth and other life forms that inhabit this sacred and beautiful natural resource.   The quiet is so pervasive that when there is a sound it immediately draws your attention.  It almost feels as if you could put your ear to the bark of the tree and it would whisper untold wisdom into your ear.

When walking in one of these forests,  awareness expands and broadens as attention is caught by the fact that these trees have been living for much longer than we have years to count.  They have survived natural disasters and encouraged the trees around them to grow and thrive just by their very presence in the forest community.  This one tree has obviously been present much longer than the others marked by its sheer size.  One might feel by looking at this picture that this one tree is guardian standing as protector with a much more expansive view.  However, each tree is deeply interconnected to the others and has its’ unique role to play.

In yoga class this morning our practice was guided by 3 teachings of Milarepa who is generally considered one of Tibet’s  most famous yogis and poets..  One of those teachings was “Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourself, and hold fast to this rule.”  When I saw this tree standing so much taller than the others I immediately thought of each of us in our lives and whether we consciously make the choice to “stand tall”.  By “standing tall” we declare that we are not ashamed of who we are, but instead choose to show the world our fullness and actively bring our unique gifts for all to see.   There is no way that this particular tree can hide!

As were the dancers at the event I was privileged to see last evening.  Viewing a magnificent expression of the dance arts I witnessed a performance that literally had me mesmerized (and wishing I was back in my youth again!).   Each dancer found the energetic flow and rhythm that was uniquely their own expression within the choreography, and then combined it with that of other dancers sharing the stage with them.  Even amidst the demonstration of angst and conflict during a few pieces there was a sense of something much larger expanding….a greater story, a more expansive view……… than the small one unfolding before your eyes.  At times one or two dancers would take center stage, yet there was always movement happening around them expanding the focus and the story.

What wealth we accumulate in our individual lives when we choose to “stand tall” no matter what is happening.  Our actions in every situation and every relationship can uphold living a life of fullness.  Each and every one of us is a magnificent expression just as these trees and dancers are.  The trees so much lower than the single one are “standing tall” as well in their own unique ways.  The Divine Design of our life awaits us to wake up and root our toes into the wealth and creative passion of our lives….. leaving any thread of shame behind.   Life is simply too short to waste on anything less……

Standing Tall In Austin, Texas –

Gaye

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By Nature We Are Generous

As 2012 begins I am struck by the generosity of the natural world and the reflection that it mirrors back at us of our own true and essential nature.  The water flower above radiates an energy that is so perceptible it feels that even if you could not see the flower you could feel it!  The water droplets only add to the magnificence and the depth.  I believe that we are meant to be that generous with our being….. G.A.

IT FELT LOVE

How did the rose

Ever open its heart

And give to the world

All its Beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light

Against its Being

Otherwise

We all remain

Too Frightened

~Hafiz

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Wide Open Mindful – Resting Within Change

Dear Richard,

Recently it became very clear to me once again (it seems we have to keep teaching ourselves these same lesson over and over!) that there will never, ever be another day just like the one I am experiencing now.  Not even close.  Change is what happens every single moment of our lives.  We work so hard to keep things “the same”, yet that is absolutely impossible.

What if you had finished an appointment having had your hair cut and had an hour to wait until a friend of yours arrived to share lunch in the same location.  Mind might have you going off to do errands, getting on some electronic device, going to a regular walking path about a mile away, or wondering what the heck you were going to do with that time.

In fact, you had gotten in the car and were about to drive away and lose your precious parking spot, were in fact half way out of it, and then stopped completely as you took a breath and realized that perhaps there might be a different opportunity right here where you were.  Magically,  directly ahead of you, a well worn dirt path past a baseball diamond appeared.

Locking your car and putting on walking shoes the journey begins.  A short little dip in the path lands you on a most amazing walking path shaded by trees and along a waterway.  It feels as if you have just stepped down into an imaginary world so different from the business of the city just above.

This in fact did happen to me recently.  A path much less frequented than the one that I would have driven a mile or so away to walk upon – and filled with the magic of herons, mallards, squirrels, birdsong, a multitude of trees, and smiling faces of all ages.

Walking an unknown path often means that you wake up to what is around you, seeing and experiencing things in a different manner.   In reality we always walk a different path every single moment of our lives adapting, changing and creatively maneuvering each step along the way.  Yet, if we don’t pay attention, we miss huge segments of our lives completely!

A young female mallard that I watched closely on this particular walk reminded me of this change.  Seated on a rock wall with my legs dangling, reaching towards the lake not far below, I watched this particular female attempt to negotiate with the wind that was blowing across the water.  Her small community of other ducks had found a place to stand on rocks basking in the sun with their heads turned backwards into their feathers to rest.

Yet, this duck decided that the wind was much too cold for her so she kept attempting to shelter behind a rock while floating on the water.  As soon as she would get her head settled back into her feathers to sleep the wind and tide would take her out of her shelter and in direct contact with the wind as well as her sleeping companions.

Abruptly taking her head out from sleep position she would paddle back to the same place that she was in before.  I watched this happen over and over and over again.  Does it sound familiar to you?!  Finally after 15 minutes of this she realized that this just wasn’t going to work as the perpetual movement of tide and wind were very much in control of whether she was going to rest in a sheltered place.

I, of course, saw several places that she could rest in without being blown about, and proceeded to tell her so suggesting that she ground herself someplace to rest.  Applause on my part broke out as I watched her settle herself on top of a nearby rock, take her head back into her feathers, and sleep.  Now this was in the wind, but instead of being moved about by the ever changing currents she found that there was a way to rest within the elements.

What I learned from this young female duck is that adapting to the ever present changes in order to take a restful time out is part of living with the constant ebb and flow of each moment.  Doing the same thing over and over again and not achieving what you really want has a useful lesson in it.

Allow the shifts and changes to teach you about possibilities.  Imagine into another way.  The day you wake up to this coming morning will never be repeated in just the same way as it is today.  What an amazing adventure!

With Love,

Gaye

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Whatever You Focus On Expands

“A Sioux Indian story… My grandfather took me to the fishing pond when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person. “You may create lots of splashes in your life, but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures,” he said. “Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles.” “You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others.” “The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both.” That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt, or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is splashing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all other circles of life. Remember the eternal wisdom: WHATEVER YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS…”

~Author Unknown

I start with this story as I was inspired by your last post on the man in the park Richard.  My version of your experience occurred last Sunday when I took an afternoon break to stroll on the path around our local lake here in Austin.

Whenever I feel isolated or alone the practice of a walk around Lake Austin on Sunday is the elixir that will always shift my inner territory very quickly.  Like the man in the park this lake trail is right smack next to downtown Austin.  Now mind you it is nothing like Hong Kong in size, but it is a busy city.

On this path you will see all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors of people and dogs.  There is room for engagement with others, focusing on a run or workout, or simply just being quiet to take in the natural surroundings and the presence of others enjoying their day.

It was in the midst of this that I had a decision to make.  Would I hunker down inside of myself nestled into separation and barricade away from the activity going on all around me, or would I engage with my world in a loving and curious way as the old man in the park engaged with his practice – fully and completely while being in the moment?

You might guess that I chose the latter and here is what happened.  Just “simply being”  for the first part of my walk my clinging to inner thoughts opened into a moment to moment delight in taking in all of the sights, sounds, smells and activity.  As I felt more of the ground beneath my feet my attention was increasingly drawn outward as that pebble dropped into the water.

The ripple effect from within me then drew in experiences that reflected my openness and willingness to engage.  Seated on my favorite bench high above the water I was awaiting an entire flotilla of stand up paddle board people that I had seen in the distance, before I sat down, to emerge from beneath the bridge that I was on.  Standing up I gazed down at the water beneath me to see where they might be as it was taking an awfully long time for them to come out the other side!

Meanwhile, behind me people were lined up looking down at the water on the other side of the bridge.  Curiosity got the best of me and I strolled over to see what they were looking at.  There were the paddle boarders – all women and all dressed in Halloween costumes from mermaids to harem dancers to pirates.  They were talking with all of us standing above and enjoying every minute of having their picture taken.  The bystanders, of which I was one of, were all smiling and laughing, and small children were being taken up in arms to gaze down at this playful display.

An older man came up right beside me after they were back on their way towards where they had come from (they never did come through the other side of the bridge!) and we engaged in conversation around the women in costume, life in Austin (he is a native), and music.

Smiling we both walked our separate ways and my walk back reflected the splash of feelings I radiated out from inside.  A flash of knowing hit me that I would see “Bob” the dog and his owner Nancy on my way back.   Sure enough about 10 minutes down the path there they were .

Now Nancy and Bob are regulars on this path as like me they live alone and love getting out into the company of others tucked into nature.   Bob is a very large Bassett hound with long floppy ears and he is often seen dragging his lease behind him with the perpetual plastic bag tied around it in case he needs to relieve himself so to speak. Upon seeing me he immediately laid down right at my feet (well actually on my feet to energetically bond) and proceeded to show me his belly to rub.  Now, mind you this is only the 3rd time that I have seen Bob and Nancy on the path!

Nancy and I agree that Bob, who is getting on in his life at age 12, must really enjoy being a dog as he brings so much delight to everyone that comes across his path.  This day he was to delight a 1 1/2 year old little girl who was ringed in smiles as she realized that this doggie was shorter than her and she could pet him.  The absolute delight in this little girls face upon that first touch of Bob’s fur was priceless and radiated right smack into my heart.  How simple happiness can be!

And expand that happiness did!  To Nancy and I, to the mother of the little girl, to the many others that walked past during this exchange, and certainly to Bob!  My return to openness, curiosity and love of being in the moment to moment experience of life collaborated with all that was around me and made a regular walk extraordinary.

How many times in a day do we have the power to shift what is happening not only in our life experience, but in that of everything and everyone around us?  I would say with each inhale and exhale….

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath

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Surrendering to Emergence

Dear Richard,

Emerging is a theme that is happening constantly all around us.  Whether it is transforming within embodied form or  passing on to become part of the vibration and energy that is a part of all change.  Everything is interacting with everything else and co-creation emerges.

Your last post Richard points the way to this within and without of the emergence that is constantly present.  This unseen rhythm is felt, and somehow is becoming more real to many of us as we remember the deep interconnection that orients all of life.

It is just this that I want to give a personal example of from last night.    Let’s just say that events of the last few days have conspired to test my awareness and my willingness to be out of balance.  Black and white anxiety based thinking, and ego driven control resulted in what I call a “crash and burn” syndrome tipping me way off center.

It is not important what the “crash and burn” details are, but more relevant are the ways in which I was informed that being out of balance had some definite rewards and rich territory within to explore.  Releasing attachment to being “in” balance brought me back  “in balance” if you can believe that!  It also brought experiences  that will serve well the next time a tidal wave comes into my life!  And there will be those times for all of us.

What I couldn’t see, feel or even conceptualize was right there within the territory of imbalance.  After a few days of dwelling in this place of imbalance an event happened that took me so far into an emotional outpouring that my black and white thinking and presupposed conception of what next steps to take were shattered.  Other possibilities then emerged…and I surrendered.

Last night was the second night in my new home sanctuary here in Austin, Texas.  There is quite a bit of space as no furniture or other niceties of home have been placed or chosen yet.  Now I could be in a hurry to get this remedied (black and white thinking) or I could surrender to the feeling of spaciousness and light coming into and out of this dwelling surrounded by trees and green space.

I chose the latter – and nature contrived to send me numerous messages within my dream and awakened sleep time.  There was a visitation.  Right about now you may be thinking that I am certainly crazy, but I do believe that it isn’t until we remove ourselves from a rigid cultural and past experience controlled perception of how and when we should think and act that we can truly open into our lives.

I was visited by what I call the Spirit of the Breath….and the force and flow of the rain.  Deep in the wee hours of the night my entire being was aware of “being breathed”.  There was absolutely no effort involved and the freedom and sensual feeling was way beyond what I experience in my day-to-day life.  All breathing spaces within my body were expanding softly, fully, powerfully and with grace and absolute ease.

The pleasure and ease of being breathed is what I believe we innately are coming to as the global shift speeds up.  As we individually and mutually agree to move into and out of balance deep trust will emerge that we will find our way.

Our breath moves out of shallow, holding and contracted states in order for the Earth and all life to heal.  We are living in and connected to a breathing Earth and are a direct reflection of what is going on throughout the cosmos. We are the Earth.

Woken up from within this deep breathing state the rain came next pouring through my open sliding door reminding me to come back home to flow.  Informed by this water element, of which we are a major part, that there is a way around obstructions by surrendering to the pathway that is always to be found.  Going out of our way at times…… trusting that the larger Source always calls us home.

Natures messages and the rhythm of my own breath remain signposts along the way as a reminder to come home to the possibilities imbedded in each moment.  Are we waking up and collaboratively emerging? Or are we demanding control, in denial,  or running away?  I trust that I am part of the first group.  How about you??

With Love,

Gaye

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The Tipping Point – Falling Into Comfort

Dear Richard,

The line I love the most in your last post (and there were many of them) was “…the most important thing about playing the Great Game of Life is not to try to WIN it, it’s to help each other to regain the freedom to come out to play!

I have taken that to heart this past week given that I feel a force, much greater than I have ever felt before, present behind me.  This force has a gentle, but very firm hand on my back and (with a smile mind you) is applying an energetic pulse so strong that it is tipping me into a space of creation and trust that I have been way too afraid to inhabit.

I could say that this tipping point has occurred because the money that has gotten me thus far along the path seems to be draining away without any clear indication that there will be much more to fill the coffers.  But, I don’t believe it is about the money.  Money is simply a catalyst for taking a look at what is important in life .

When are we the most comfortable?  I say when we are playing – in free flow, having fun and loving each moment no matter what we may be involved in.  Yet the self imposed seriousness of life we take on as adults so casually, like a well worn piece of clothing, seems to dictate so many of our thoughts, feelings and actions.

I am not saying that there is nothing to be serious about, for we find ourselves in quite a personal and global predicament right now – a tipping point on a very grand scale.  But, what if that very struggle has been brought about because we have selected hard work that often co-opts our essential nature, monetary gain that doesn’t consider others, and imbalanced power that wrecks havoc on healthy relationship. with ourselves, each other, and the planet that we are so intimately a part of.  These ways may have been selected over living in  love, compassion, mindfulness, beauty, interconnected and integrated awareness, vital health and creative play in our lives.

There are many indigenous tribal cultures and so called impoverished groups of people that show us by their very being that a life well lived is far more about connection, community, creativity and story telling, gratitude for what is, and certainly play!  Even amidst the greatest poverty and seemingly difficult circumstances.

Being told that we need to move out of our “comfort zones” in order to grow many of us, including me, have gone the distance to do just this.  This often happens when we are prior to, and at, that “tipping point” that I am speaking to in this post.  For me it is a felt experience on all 5-stars of the Natural Wealth approach.

A startling realization has come recently that at the height of this tipping point I am putting life energy into focusing on the challenges:  minor health imbalance over the last month;  family communication concerns and business relationship growth; monetary funds dwindling with no clear sign or means of replenishment; a pattern of not trusting my fullest expression; and the presence of fear as I move into unknown territory within my purpose here in this life.

Another choice is possible.   I can solidly land myself in that comfort zone of play (i.e. creative life giving process) not always knowing what the heck I am doing or where it is going to lead.  Fear seems to dissipate within this process revealing what fun it is to be with the emerging life pieces to the puzzle.   The heart simply lends guidance and a gentle nudge from time to time.

I have found that play can take many forms and is absolutely up to each of us to uniquely create and co-create together.  I, for one, am putting attention on more play and less struggle in all areas of wealth.  Focusing on my bodies natural blueprint for vital health; heart based and honest communication and trust with family, friends, and business partners; and deep trust in the knowing that as I release each fear that arises about being in my fullest expression and essential nature,  the alignment will naturally bring in monetary support on all levels, as well as expand my life experience in a multitude of directions long dreamed of.

Parting words here: I am learning to live life in the creative comfort zone of play, especially when at that tipping point, letting go on the exhale with a big YESSSSSSSS! and dropping the “I can’t because…” from my vocabulary.

I imagine the many times I have ridden the crest of a wave on a boogie board, been in uninhibited joy and creative sensual play on the dance floor, felt my hands in the soil bringing new life to possibility, gazed into the eyes of a loved one and told them how I feel,  brought to the outside a written line that expresses the depth of my knowing and feeling inside,  laid my hands on another in pain with the intent to bring comfort, played outrageously with a child, or looked up at the sky and felt the significance of a life well lived.

I ask you and all of our readers.  Will you come out and play with me?!

Love and Gratitude for our dialog Richard!

Gaye

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To Struggle Or Not To Struggle – Is That Really The Question?

Dear Richard,

What a beautiful metaphor for the transition I am now making!  Thank you.  I feel in good company as many of us on the planet, and the earth itself,  are in great shifts right now – yes, a rebirth.

You speak of trusting this new support system coming in as I transition into the fullness of having streams of income be completely from my own creative efforts.  This transition I am finding is a powerful one, and also one in which there are choices to be made while navigating the new territory.

Last week I had a dream that I was out in the ocean by myself happily swimming around when I was caught in a rip current.  At first I was afraid of drowning and struggled a bit to free myself from its grip.  Then I remembered that you are supposed to simply let go and allow the current to take you where it is going.  Once I surrendered there was no more struggle and I was carried quite rapidly to the point where the rip current ended and was once again back into calm waters where I could then swim back to shore.

This dream was clearly a gift from the unconscious to support me during a time last week when I was attempting to do a task that would have taken a very steep learning curve to perform well.  In the time constraint that I was under my frustration level grew with the stress of knowing what I wanted, but realizing that there was no way I was going to pull it off if I didn’t ask for help.

I could choose to struggle or I could ask for help and not struggle.  But  was that really the issue here?  What was more at stake was an attachment to being the one that could pull this off and save some money.  The attachment was causing the struggle in the first place.  Was I going to sink, swim, or merely let go and see what would arise as a resolution to the challenge I was facing.  I do believe that the solution or resolution to any problem is there before the problem…and so it was in this case.

I was attempting to format a website (in fact the Natural Wealth website) and didn’t have the expertise to do so in a timely way.  But, I did have a resource that was right at my fingertips.  This person had already done some beautiful formatting work for us.  As I released the attachment to being the one to pull it off, it became very clear what course of action should be taken.

As the choice was made to have this task done by a professional I became free of the attachment and was in fact able to swim in waters where I could be effective without the struggle.  Breathing eased and opened.  My frustration level went to zero.

My efforts were then much more effective because I was enjoying a challenge that inspired me (swimming freely in the ocean) instead of frustrating me (the rip current).  Someone else was handling what felt to me like a rip current, but to her was an enjoyable challenge.

I can truthfully say that this new support system is powerfully nourishing……. if only I remember to let go of the attachment of how I “should be” within it.  No struggle necessary.  Be breathed and follow the heart indeed! On that note I end with this quote:

Carry a jar of bubbles in your car.
Add a little fantasy
to the next traffic jam.    – Jennifer Louden

With Love,
Gaye

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