This morning I sat down to meditate on our patio. It was a really windy morning with a distinct autumnal nip, but I didn't care. I love the fall, and the smell of the trees on the air made it all that more appealing to get outside this morning. I love being out in nature to go within.....haha the irony! Seriously though, I do love a meditation in nature, even if it is on just my patio. It's beautiful there, surrounded by trees, birds, squirrels and butterflies, and so I will enjoy them while their season lasts.
Lately I have been feeling a greater deal of tension than usual, and an equally bigger inner tug as a result. There is a pull from within urging me to turn away from the of the drama of the world, and let go into even deeper surrender in my life than I already have. I guess turning away from worldly drama has proven to be a bit of a struggle for us all of late, and on top of it we all have our daily stuff to deal with too! I usually do not pay any attention to what is going on in the news and media, as I have learnt it is just better for me that way. However, with the increasing of tension, social disconnect and people acting like you have a disease and functioning in a heightened state of fear everywhere you turn, it is hard not to feeling the sting of it all.
Admittedly, I have found it quite a bit harder to let go and detach into my usual easy glide with the ebb and flow of life, and as a result have started to feel the affect of the negativity and stress. This is what urged me to my meditation cushion today, because I just refuse to conform to any of that! So off out I went to meditate. I tied my scarf over my eyes (PRO TIP: It helps focus your attention within, and heightens inner vision somehow!) and asked my guidance to show me how I can surrender more deeply into trust and universal flow. I needed help as I know it cannot be done from a place of action, effort strain or trying in any way, as all that does is create even more tension that pulls you even farther out of the flow, and in my case specifically, with a debilitating headache that lasted a few days.
I settled into my relaxed state, and let go into even deeper meditation and patiently waited to see if today, in spite of my recent tension, I was receptive enough to allow the wisdom of my guidance to emerge to my consciousness.......It did. I felt the heaviness of the energy shift come over me, and there it was. Now, I don't always share the insights I receive during meditation with anyone because, well, quite frankly it's quite 'out there' as some would say, but in this case, it was such a simple, beautiful and relatable message that I couldn't keep it to myself. So here it is, my morning meditation muse from me to you, exactly as I received it!
"If you desire to learn to go more trust more deeply in flow, but don't know where to begin just pay attention to the wind. See how its invisible power blows through the trees and moves them. Listen for it and you will hear it whistle. You cannot see it but it still talks all the same. Feel the cold nip of the wind on your skin. You can't see it, but you can feel it. You can't see the wind with your eyes, but it's there all around you, you see it move, you hear it, you feel it you sense it, you accept it. It's invisible, yet you believe it in. The wind is like the flow. You need not see it to trust in its invisible power too."
So there you have it, a simple yet profound and deeply meaningful message from my own inner guidance from me to you. I hope it inspires you to take a moment to consider how you can go relinquish some of the struggle you feel everyday. Let yourself off the hook by letting go of worrying about thast which yu9 cannot control, and focus instead on that which y9u can. And above all else, look for things to appreciate everyday and that is the surest way to move from a state of fear to a state of peace and love as quickly as the wind will blow the leaves off the trees as summer waves goodbye.....and that will be in no time!! Let go of the oars, decide to feel good and make the best of each day as it comes and remember your greatest power you have is your power to choose, choose your perspective and let it be one of joy.
Have a lovely day, and until next time don't forget,
be realistic and daydream often.