I just got back from my morning beach walk. The sky was filled with flocking birds and dragonflies, the sand was covered in shells and a peeping ghost crab one-eyeing me half out of his hole, and in the seas were dolphins in 3 directions, schools of fish disturbing the calm surface waters, and a giant tarpon jumped whole-body out of the air 4 times in a row! Dare I doubt for even a split second that this universe is miracle-providing!?! Sometimes I do forget.
It is so easy to get caught up in the swirling waters of fear that our western culture has been taught to live in. Catching a glimpse of the news the other night it became clear to me that we've been taught to think that it's smart to worry about things, that it's smart to always be thinking about the negative possibility, and that we must use our minds in these "smart" ways to control life's circumstances to get a couple of the things we want. The truth is, these teachings lead us to force rather than flow, dwelling in negativity, and giving away our power - not to mention getting less of what we truly desire. Look up at this picture above and tell me there is not magic in our universe!
Trusting this is how I make it through the pressure-sensitive times that arise. It seems like lately for me and practically everyone I spoke with last week, that things are coming up out of NOWHERE that are negative, nasty, annoying, angering, or worse. As much as I adhere to "you create your own reality", sometimes we're getting a little help from what is going on in the heavens above us. Everything is energy, and light variations from solar flares, equinoxes, and eclipses radiate different kinds of energy in our atmosphere which affects the vibration of the air around us. We walk around in it, shower in it, breathe it in - of course it affects us! With 2 eclipses this month, a super moon, and the autumn equinox energies all zig-zagging around it makes sense things may go flying off in crazy directions. In the middle of the chaos I remember it's ok to trust there is a purpose and gift to it all. These are times for exposing any lower-vibrating thoughts/fears/beliefs that lie within, and releasing them. How? I re-tune in to nature's perfection of flow, let go of the mind's "smartness" and become fully present, and take a minute to see the brilliant reasons why the negative thoughts were within me in the first place. Then I thank myself.
If you want to become a diamond you have to withstand amazing amounts of pressure. Let's go be diamonds!
May you sparkle like the glistening surface waters of the deep ocean on a crystal clear day you delightful diamond, you!