I Didn’t Know What to Expect

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

It is with trepidation I ventured away from home not knowing whether I would be able to focus and write for this loving community. How easy it is to listen to my mind and ignore my heart. Transitions are hard for me. Safety always comes first and in any transition, my safety is threatened no matter where I am. My body feels it first with stomach pain, my breathing and thoughts are shallow.

I have intentionally been conversing with the universe for almost 25 years, whether by receiving messages from the departed or downloadable teachings from a higher wisdom. And still I question whether I’m able to connect away from home. It’s a challenge I have had all my life. What does matter is my intention. Intention is powerful.

Last night I experienced a full moon in Rockport. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t want to fall over the edge of the road. I didn’t want to be hit by a car. I wanted to be out of the wind. And then the orange rim of the moon peeked over the ocean and I forgot about everything else.

Awe and wonder. The magnificence of the rising moon. How easy it is to be caught up in my mind. How easy it is to be distracted. How easy it is to receive magnificence from the earth’s gifts once I ease up on my control. Every day gives me an opportunity to wake up to my senses and ignore my mind. Every day miracles wait for me to find them hidden among the distractions of my mind.

I am grateful.

Intentions are set using our mind’s focus. No matter our gifts. No matter our life circumstances. No matter. Choosing to focus your intention on a positive goal can help ease up on the difficulties of life. Start with a small intention. Intention is the first step. Awareness is the next. What lifts your spirit and feels good to your soul? A change in perspective no matter the moment can be an uplift.

For the next 15 minutes I sit in trust knowing the universe supports me. I receive universal healing no matter the busy-ness or calmness of my mind. I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I am surrounded by a loving community. I am grateful for my mind and my heart, knowing they work together for my greater good. And so it is.

Ready to Let Go

By Danna Faulds

(In: From Root to Bloom: Yoga Poems and Other Writings)

It isn’t really difficult,

This bridging of the realms.

It takes no special agility,

No training in firewalking

Or turning cartwheels on

A tightrope, just a blend

Of will and surrender.

When I open to the source

Of wonder, I let go of the

Trapeze to soar weightless

And amazed. I calculate

Without thinking, and grab

the next trapeze bar on the fly.