Let Go of the Branch and Swim

Let Go of the Branch and Swim

Imagine knowing that down a proverbial stream is a vast treasure with your name on it. You can’t see it but you know it’s there. So you think, hmm how do I get there? What if I don’t know what’s in the water?

So you climb a metaphorical tree and then you try to swing into the water via a branch but you really don’t trust that if you leave behind what you know and find yourself in the Uncharted that you will find the treasure.

Hmm, what to do? Ah HA! Hedge the bet! So you refuse to let go of the branch you swung into it from, just in case? Ouch right? Not only do you swing right back to where you were, but your arm got yanked and you miss the water altogether. Now you feel like a Gumby with crab claws stretched between two worlds going nowhere and feeling and seeing lots of distorted things.

You might have gotten your feet wet, but face it, you did not get too far! And never mind the “but I’m being flexible” part. The claws gave you away.

The same goes with having too much attachment to the way you think things should be, being too rigid about your outlook or too sure that the way you know already and the “how” you have all figured out is the only way things will turn out “right” and “perfect”.

I think back to when I couldn’t for the life of me understand why not getting what I wanted was a good thing. When doors closed in front of me it took me awhile to get it through my stubborn head that meant they weren’t my doors.

Better doors opened up – my doors! Hindsight reminds me of this all the time. I wonder if it has for you too.

Wisdom is acquired through experience and integrating what we learn and so letting go, and the skill of wearing the world loosely in order to see what Spirit has in store, needs to be practiced daily.

Not easy but very doable with discipline and determination and the willingness to forgive, let go and get into the mindset of curiosity and playfulness without losing sight of the efforting.

When setting intentions for your life in a deliberate fashion, one of the key components to a successful manifestation that I’ve learned intimately is to keep the essence of my desire burning in my heart but remaining unattached to how that desire shows up in the material world, releasing the when and how fully into the Conscious Universes capable energy and functionality.

Everything after all exists as a potential in the Field, In Spirit, (other names etc.) We call it into being by the consistency and repetitive quality of our energy (including thoughts and emotions, subconscious etc.)

That’s why it’s so important to meditate, to learn to discipline the chattering monkeys, bouncing puppies, and sneering goblin committees in our heads. The more we can observe and swim along with the current the more we can actually do without sabotaging what has been set in motion by the Greater Good. (especially since all we see is the sand irritating the oyster but not the pearl that will come from it).

Of course, it’s also useful, in addition to prayer (communion with Source, Spirit/ God etc.) and meditation, to have some other navigational devices so you can “phone home” for directions.

Where do I go next? Ah yes, follow the crumbs… see where all this leads. I have my oracle cards to show me which to follow and the gifts of synchronicity and wisdom about what to do as one goes. “Dear Spirit.. Thy will be done through me.. What do I do next for the highest good?” Etc.

You can use them too (free on my website).

This week remember we live in extraordinary times and we cannot know the greater wisdom for all that occurs and what can come of it all.

The calm is in the middle, the magic is there too, the miracles will arise but we need to keep swimming, and regardless of what you think of conditions, how you react to them, and what you do to yourself, others and the world will determine your journey and the kind of treasure you find.

Light Workers… Keep shining and smiling and laughing and bringing kindness and joy and love to the world (and granola bars and kumbaya songs to share in the most turbulent times).

My friends we really are in Uncharted waters. And it will result in beauty and peace… just keep swimming, in the middle. In the middle.

From the elders of the Hopi nation, to my fellow swimmers:

“Here is a river flowing now very fast.

It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid, who will try to hold on to the shore.

They are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore. Push off into the middle of the river, and keep our heads above water. And I say see who is there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves, for the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves. Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.”

For we are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Love you always and forever!

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