riding the wave

July 17, 2019

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Watching surfers follow the arc of a wave reminds me of how we experience both energetic and life shifts. Following a new inspiration or direction requires that we be willing to ride a force outside of ourselves, not knowing exactly where it is headed, but trusting its crest and flow.

If we desire to live in accordance with our dharma, our true life path, it will inevitably ask us to ride waves that are increasingly more aligned with our deepest, most authentic selves. This is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time.

In anticipation of these transitions, one of the easiest pitfalls we encounter is the tendency to revert back to old ways, relying on outdated knowledge and well-worn grooves. We may know these previous ways of being no longer fit, but already-lived-places lure us with their familiarity and an imagined sense of safety.

Deep down we may feel called to embrace something new, but scared to follow the impulse.

But like the surfer and the wave, somewhere within us we have the ability to navigate the rise of a fresh flow. Each of us is uniquely crafted to ride the particular wave that is calling our name, no matter where it may lead. So we can either hunker down and willfully resist, choosing to remain in a container that has grown too small ~ or, we can open ourselves up and give a whole hearted yes to the adventure that awaits.

Today I encourage you to follow the wave that is beckoning. To surrender and trust. For you don’t need to see where it’s heading ~ it will take you exactly where you need to go as you follow its perfect crest.

So unbend your mind. Release your grip. You can’t align with flowing if you are clenching too tightly to the past. And trust that your unique design is propelling you onward to an adventure you don’t want to miss.

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