Falling In Love With The Journey – Being Utterly Alive!
Falling in love with the journey is what makes life juicy! Otherwise, we put off living, as if there is something better around the bend, tomorrow, next week, next year, or in the next moment. Before we know it – our lives this time around are finished.
Time seems to be flying by these days. It is not just me that is aware of it. There are many of us that are feeling our way into a new reality. Perhaps a different location to live, the gathering of a tribe (community) to play and create with that aligns with our inner desires, dreams and values; coming into the expressions that we have kept in that silent place inside of ourselves because of fear or self doubt; or as Lone Morch states below in a quote from The Feminine Fad: about power, truth & the new feminine, perhaps finally seeing ourselves as sacred, co-creators of the world.
“On the societal, cultural level, maybe that means we move from seeing ourselves as mere consumers, sex objects and advertising targets to seeing ourselves as sacred, co-creators of the world, because, in our hearts, we know that for every action (thought, feeling…) there is a reaction. We don’t live in a vacuum, everything affects the collective, and each person’s choices matter. My sense is that when we can tell ourselves the truth of who we are, we can also love ourselves, When we love ourselves, we begin to trust ourselves, and naturally a lot of hole-filling choices, masks and needs might just fall away. We might see more clearly. We might feel closer to our self-authority. We might actually begin to feel utterly alive and begin to breathe with Mother Earth. A sweet thought to behold.” www.divinelyfurious.com
We all know that the journey can hold deep holes we at times fall into, mountain tops where we can see clearly, and the everyday one foot in front of the other where you never know what is going to show up next. The potential for being utterly alive is constantly present in all of these places.
Will we take a breath and step into the aliveness on the unknown path, or will be choose the “safe” and deeply rutted route? There is a vivid dream that I had several years ago now that pointed me in the right direction and that I draw upon even now when I forget – which is often.
In this dream I am attempting to get to a destination of “higher learning” and many are on the path in front and in back of me. I reach the cliff ledge and see in the distance the “place” where I wish to get to. My attention is totally focused on “how to get there” thus I am assessing and watching how others before me are making it down the cliff side – including ropes, climbing gear, negotiating narrow and dangerous paths, just jumping with parachute (or without!).
“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.” ~ Ray Bradbury
As I stand there in indecision I take a breath and turn my head to the left – my feminine side – and see before me a path that gently winds its way to this place that I seek. Ahhh – it has been here inside of me all along!
Now there is choice! An adventure down the dangerous cliff side by finding our own unique way to traverse it is possible, but not the only option. It would be the journey from that ledge of possibility that teaches about life. It is the falling in love with it from a place of trusting, and letting go from within that informs us.
Kerri Lake, in a recent piece entitled “Once You Are On The Freeway, You Can’t Back Up” speaks of a pivotal moment in time when mind became dictator and the voice of the universe, disguised in sheriffs garb, brought her back to her senses. You will find it HERE Thank you to Sherryl Fraunenglass on A Woman’s True Voice, and Kerri Lake for this inspiration!
Sometimes it feels overwhelming to take life full on, yet the alternative is to live imprisoned in a game that doesn’t excite us. Maybe, just maybe, we can fall in love with the journey no matter how dangerous or difficult it may seem, become sacred co-creators of the world, move forward in spite of our fears and doubts, and immerse ourselves in the gravity of love.
Ashes and Snow – THE GRAVITY OF LOVE – Enigma
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