It's Friday the 13th tomorrow. And a full moon today. Ooooo, spooky! Friday the 13th has never scared me, though lots of other things have and still do. There is empowerment in noticing that it's my thoughts that are the cause of my fear. The other stuff - that seems so real and solid - can do some interesting shapeshifting once i've changed the way i think.
Things are changing so quickly now. Life seems to be going faster. The Earth is adjusting herself with weather patterns that are strange to us. The Internet becomes more and more pervasive, offering us so much information. The new U.S. president-to-be has been cause for lots of questions and concerns. It can feel overwhelming.
Taking a step back from it all can provide clarity. When I’m caught up in it, I don’t realize that what I need is to step back. I think I need to get things under control. Fix the mess. When really, just walking away from the whole confusion - even for just one minute, one breath - is the way to sanity. Just long enough for recognition that the mess is not me, and it doesn’t have to be my life. It’s the difference between whirling around in a tornado trying to keep the chairs on the floor and the china in the cabinet, and taking one step outside of it to see that there’s a whole wide world beyond the spinning. Nearby, the sun is even shining. The breeze is blowing gently through the fields. Having a lie down here gives replenishment. Then, if you want to go back in to the mess, you can. Maybe in your time of rest you received creative inspiration for how to smooth some things out. Once the rest has been taken, the mess looks like less of a mess anyway. Sometimes it just vanishes into thin air. And instead something like a fun game is there.
Taking the rest, taking a breath, it helps me to see my own thinking, and the beautiful space in between. Taking a rest, I remember that I can create a thought and not just be run in circles by habitual thought patterns. Resting becomes the doorway to personal power.
I drew the Surrender card today, and I will be using that idea to feed me for a while. Have a beautiful day, going forward fearlessly in the knowing that you are perfect at the core of yourself, where all is always well.
Join me in Spirit this Sunday at 5:00 for a group meditation if you like. See previous post for details.