By Jean Tinder
– especially recently – I have found myself
wondering, “Could life possibly get any better?”
And of course I’ve also had times of asking, “Could
life possibly get any worse?” I suppose the answer
to both questions is always “Yes,” but for
some reason human nature seems to resist that ‘yes.’
life is smiling on you and everything seems to be moving
smoothly, do you find yourself looking over your shoulder
wondering when the bubble is going to burst, trying
so hard to keep things the way they are that you forget
to really experience the way they are?
when times are tough and everything seems to be going
astray, do you find yourself wondering where you messed
up, what you did wrong, and how you can possibly get
your life back on track – whatever that “track”
truth is that change will continue to happen, at a more
and more intense rate, and I personally find great comfort
in this fact. Imagine
consciousness as an enormous river. It has been moving
slowly along through time, making it’s way across
the landscape of existence but always contained by the
belief systems that make up “reality.” Sometimes
it may seem to be at a standstill, yet it is always
moving, always growing, always flowing – however
slowly it may appear.
course, over the ages there have always been those who
“think outside the box,” who don’t
buy into all the mass consciousness beliefs and have
peeked over the edge of the riverbank to see the vistas
beyond. In the past, most of these wise ones have been
silenced in one way or another, but their wisdom has
always remained, still available for others who are
in this time of transformation and consciousness expansion,
the river itself is beginning to expand beyond its boundaries.
Imagine that the river of human consciousness has been
filling a great plain, spreading far and wide and nurturing
many new creations. Now the plain has reached capacity
and the river must keep moving. As the water laps at
the edges of its containment, the barriers start giving
way and belief systems, or the “reality”
that has been accepted for so long, are starting to
over a year ago a quantum leap occurred when enough
“water” had broken through that it can no
longer be stopped. The river of human consciousness
has begun flowing, like an enormous lake that has been
held back by a dam, finally breaking through and tumbling
free. Can you imagine the chaos of those first waves
of water that tumble and rush into the New?
course you can – that’s what we’ve
been doing! We are the droplets and waves of “water”
that have insisted on moving beyond the restrictions
that have contained consciousness, and now those “behind”
us will flow more and more freely into an expanded existence.
Of course the entire river doesn’t tumble over
the dam all at once, but once it has started nothing
can hold it back. Some droplets of the water may see
the drop-off ahead and panic, trying to avert the inevitable.
Others can feel it coming and rush forward, excited
at the potential of a new existence. Still others may
cling for a while to a passing tree branch, desperately
holding on to the old, but sooner or later they too
will be swept along.
Shaumbra? We just keep rushing forward, sometimes tumbling
over rocks and debris, sometime flowing smoothly through
new passageways. But we do keep going – and that
means constant change.
you find yourself slamming into a boulder in your life,
just remember that it won’t stop the flow (unless
you hang onto it) and will soon be behind you. When
you’re in free fall, crashing into the wild unknown,
enjoy the ride and remember that water doesn’t
get hurt when it lands, it just keeps flowing. If you
find yourself feeling like a stagnant pool that seems
to be going nowhere, just slosh around a bit and explore
outside your normal boundaries of thoughts, expectations,
fears and consciousness – and let things change.
fact, trust in the change.
things are looking bleak and nothing seems to be working,
take a look and see if you’re that drop of water
holding onto a little twig, afraid to let go and flow
into the unknown.
you feel like the world just isn’t changing fast
enough, remember the lake that’s moving unstoppably
toward the breach in the wall. It might take a while
for the backwater to get there, but consciousness IS
on the move.
your own life seems to be in freefall, with all its
usual parameters gone and “security” nowhere
to be found, why not let go and enjoy the ride? Just
remember that your new world will probably look nothing
like the old.
you feel overwhelmed by feelings, whether your own or
those around you, remember to breathe because it
will change – probably very soon.
when you can’t imagine life getting any better,
just look at those white things in the sky and remember
that sometimes water learns how to fly… especially
when it breathes!