I’m certain most of you have watched a small child taking their first steps. They fall down often as they get their land legs underneath them. Yet, they always get back up again ready for the next adventure in learning to walk upright and exploration of the world around them.
You did this in fact when you were a baby, but some of us have forgotten this as we fall into the deep holes of life and can’t seem to find our way out….or we avoid, with all of our will power, falling at all!
Fall down/get up could be perceived as one move to a baby. It is a way in which they learn more about life and is fueled by intense curiosity. Perhaps we have something to relearn here!
Living life in a “straight line” never takes us anywhere we have not already been before. As Naomi Newman says in the comic dharma performance video below “nothing natural or interesting goes in a straight line and is the quickest way to a wrong place. If you know where you are going then you have already been there.”
Have you ever purposely surrendered to the possibility of becoming lost? I call “getting lost” a way of inspiring new possibilities for we travel to a place outside or inside of ourselves that we have never been to before. Then we have a choice. Engage with curiosity and a sense of exploration….or panic because we are “lost” and dwell in all of the fears that can result as we give them life, capturing us in a way that leads us potentially back to a dead end of sameness.
Almost three years ago now I decided to quit a job and four years of residence in Oregon and move to Texas without having any friends there or source of income. What made me do it? Many things actually, but it certainly wasn’t from a place of attempting to live in a straight line, but instead more out of a sense of trusting this leap into the unknown and knowing that I would discover more of who I am and what I have to offer within that journey.
Did I fall at times? Yes. Did I get back up making it one move? Yes, but sometimes with gaps in between as I waited for life and myself to unfold giving time for allowing possibilities to emerge. Did I learn a lot and am I still learning and growing? Oh yes!
Listening to that inner guidance system, which takes us in many and varied directions, and trusting that it will lead to exactly where we need to go next is a life long lesson. Be ready to become intensely curious, nurture a sense of exploration, travel in many and varied directions, fall down/get up, and wait for possibilities to unfold. You were so wise when young…..and it is still there within you!
Gaye Abbott, RYT assists individuals to drop the layers that cover the natural innate blueprint we came in with and reveal, through a combination of evolutionary energy work, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reiki and breath re-patterning, the larger purpose and co-creative expression that we are here for.
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Comments on: "Fall Down/Get Up Is One Move" (5)
You’re right…..keep on trying and remembering that it’s 7x down, 8x up.
YES! Let’s all remember that important distinction! Smiling at your comment…thank you!!! Gaye
Full of wisdom as always Gaye, this is another lovely read, full of great reminders about living life fully engaged and awake. Life is always full of ups and downs, forwards and backwards 🙂
Thank goodness for the diversity of movement in this dance of life. Without it we would be eternally bored….and fall asleep!
Indeed…the dance of life is a great phrase Gaye