Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.
We all remember this nursery rhyme. I honestly never really understood what it meant or when it was appropriate to sing it (seriously, how many times are you in a boat as a child?), but nonetheless, it was a popular one. Like all nursery rhymes, as we get older we find that they have hidden and deeper meanings. When you take them literally, they make no sense. When you look deeper into the meaning, it all becomes clear.
Much like life, the literal usually makes no logical sense. Me moving to Arizona for instance; logically, it seemed like the most ludicrous idea ever. I was leaving the large business network of people I worked 8 years to build, clients, my dear friends, my two adult daughters and a life that seemed to be moving along just fine. A few bumps here and there, but bumps make life interesting. The 10,000 foot view (or the symbolic view); my heart has been yearning to live west for the past 5 years. The pull has gotten stronger and stronger every day and the energy of where I was living just seemed to go stale – even though everything around me seemed to be “flowing” just fine. Or was it? When I looked deeper into my life, I was unhappy, working way too hard and finding it harder every day to maintain a sense of joy and wonder.
“See into life – don’t just look at it.” ~Anne Baxter, Academy Award winning actor
The best view of life is one from the nosebleed seats. A view where we can see as much of the big picture as possible. From that view, we can see where the pieces connect. When our nose isn’t right to the dirt we can allow life to gently flow along as it is supposed to without needing to know all of the answers before we choose. When we allow this flow, we merrily float through each day and find that sense of joy and happiness that we have been desperately searching for outside of ourselves. When we finally realize that the answers we seek are in the present moments, we all of a sudden find that we are living our dream. When we look back down the road we traveled, we see all of the synchronistic events that lead us to where we are and finally recognize the people who helped us along the way were the angels and teachers sent by God to guide us ever so gently along our stream.
Make a list today of those things in your life that bring you joy (that make you merry). Then, make another list of those things you feel have gone stale. The second list may be harder than you think. We tend to have things on our “stale” list we are not yet ready to admit are stale. Do it anyway. Awareness is always the first step to transformation. Do your job and then God takes it from there.
Dreaming as I gently flow merrily along my stream,
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We all have experienced times in our lives where we have to “let go” of something or someone. Whether it is a loved one that has passed away or a job, a habit or even an old wound; letting go is not easy. Letting go requires courage, faith and believe it or not, love…but not the kind of love you would think.
The love I am referring to here is the kind of love that many of us have the hardest time with…self-love. In order to love yourself, you have to “let go” of those things in your life that are blocking you from feeling good about yourself. These things can be thought patterns, behaviors, people, or environments. You have heard me say before that everything is energy, including you. Those things that make you feel bad (or are zapping your energy) are things you more than likely need to let go. The Universe uses your feelings as a “flag system,” so to speak, to let you know if you are on the “right” path. If you are feeling good about something or someone, keep going…you are on the right path. If you are not feeling so good or that thing or person is taking a lot of your energy (or as I like to say, you are losing your power to that thing or person), it is time to let go.
Letting go can be challenging because your ego, up to this point, has convinced you that you NEED that person or thing for some reason…especially if it has been around for a long time. This is where the courage and faith part comes into the picture. You need to have the courage that something new and better will come along to replace the old and the faith in yourself and a higher power that you will be guided to those exact things you need to feel better and bring you all of the abundance you need.
We chatted a bit about money on Friday of last week. Please remember one thing…”money is not abundance, love is. Be the love and the money will come where it is needed.” (Justin Asar) Just as everything else what you need will come to you effortlessly if you allow it room to do so. Your emotions sit in what I like to refer to as a vessel. Your vessel holds all of the emotions you have ever felt in every circumstance in your life…good and bad. If we do not clean out our vessel every once and a while and “let go” of the old emotions that are weighing us down (such as anger, resentment, frustration, bitterness, etc.) we will have no room for new emotions and experiences to enter. We will stay stuck in our old feelings and old ways of doing things.
This coming week is centered around spiritual healing and hitting the “control-alt-delete” button of your soul. Clean house in your emotional vessel and let go of the old, out-dated feelings lingering there that no longer serve you. See the lesson and take that with you…leave the heavy experience behind…LET IT GO! Life is about learning lessons. We are offered experience after experience to give us a chance to learn what we came here to learn. Learn it and move on…there is more out there to experience. Allow yourself to take risks and be open to what life has to offer.
Emerald is your crystal this week. Wear an emerald or keep one by your bedside. She is the master healing crystal who will help you on your journey of healing and letting go. If you love dolphins (like I do!) and roses (like I do!), these energies will help with the letting go process as well. Hang pictures of dolphins around you, wear dolphin jewelry put some freshly cut roses in your house or better yet, buy some for someone you love.
Remember, healing is a spiritual act. It is love in motion. Love yourself enough to allow yourself to let go and heal. You are worth it!
Wearing my dolphin earrings today!
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