Whew!!! I don’t know about you but these huge energy influxes coming into the planet feel to me like an intense roller coaster ride…sometimes thrilling and blissful and sometimes bringing up some of the scariest, darkest fears I’ve had in a long time! I did talk to one person I know, asking him how he is making it through all of this and he looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about. But he is the only one. Most of my friends have been experiencing the same ride that I have been on and are feeling somewhat confused and exhausted by it. How about you?
For me I can have days of feeling so trusting, so positive, knowing all is well, all will be sunny in the end and other days are spent sobbing and feeling like things are never going to change and this darkness is the best I can expect. Sometimes it is the body pain that hobbles me and other times it is the emotional or spiritual pain that brings me down for the count.
So how can you and I make our way through this with as much grace and ease as possible, with the fewest scars?
I am finding grace in summertime, as I stroll along the paths of my favorite local park, or drive to other favorite nature spots. Seeing the bursts of color after the cold, wet, gray winter of Seattle, lifts my spirit and reminds me that seasons come and go, things do blossom and sweetness can reach my soul once again. Inspired by flowers like the one accompanying this article, I am strengthened by seeing the strong yet flexible stalk that holds this flower upright through the rain and wind, bringing it nutrients from the soil, reminding me that we are supported by Mother Earth. My joy returns as I notice the bright face of the flower as it reaches and opens to let in the sunshine, just as the light that is constantly being shone on us from Spirit can uplift us.
I breathe deeply, spreading my arms, like leaves, to drink in this renewal, storing up nurturing to see me through any possible future storms of doubt or confusion. I set my toes free from shoes so I can wiggle them in the sand and soil, planting my own roots, feeling my connection to this beautiful planet and my commitment to assist in it’s transformation. As I learn to care for myself, I learn to better care for the earth. As I learn to love myself more, I learn to love the earth more. As I drink in the sun, the soil, the summer, I fill myself up so that I have more to give to others, and lend them a hand to guide them through this maze of change.
So please join me in remembering who we are, remembering Spirit and Mother earth who feed us, and the creative energy that we, too, hold inside that has the potential to burst forth in blossoms of beauty, just as nature does.
Let go and let’s enjoy the ride!