Who of you with a thought can stop the mighty flow of the river? The sacred presence in the momentum of your life continues whether you agree or not. When you resist the flow, when you struggle or doubt, when you try hard to follow your plan even when it’s not working, you are out of balance with life’s rhythm.
When you are in harmony, following the direction of the River of all Creation, you feel more peaceful, interested in life and inspired for new creative directions.
When you honor the seasons and moons, you are working with the natural rhythm of life. You can recognize there are cycles in nature that support you when you are alert to them.
There is an ebb and flow to these cycles that helps to show you how to manage the energy in your life. There are times of movement and also times when there seems to be a pause. Though sometimes frustrating, this slowing down is an opportunity. You are being guided to get quiet, go inside, meditate, journal and enjoy your alone time. This is a gift, so you can also join with loved ones, walk in Nature, and have more fun. These are all ways you fill your sacred vessel with love, spirit, awareness and new perspectives.
It is as if you were surfing life’s waves and paying attention to the cycles. It’s a long way to the beach for lunch if you expend energy paddling through the chaos of the shore break. With a little patience you can sit in the calm water between waves, enjoying the spacious feeling, and maybe even making a new friend with the surfer along side of you.
You know deeply within that another wave will come soon, so you need to be prepare yourself to catch the swell just as it begins to curl. Now you can stand up and ride, exhilarated, excited and in perfect timing.
Sailors know the wind dies and no matter how hard they blow on the sail, the boat won’t move. Surfers know there is a lull in the waves. River rafters know to stay out of the circling whirlpools and enjoy the calm water before they take the rapids.
Why do you believe you must be productive all the time? Why do you think there is something wrong when you are in the ebb waiting for the flow of the river?
No matter how important your goal is, you will reach it faster when you can slow down and breathe yourself back into balance. This time is a gift allowing you to integrate where you have been with where you are being led.
Allow Balance and Equanimity to bless the new life cycle coming your way and know all is well. And so it is.
Shanta Gabriel for
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