Learning to fully surrender to the flow of life is like peeling back infinite, never ending layers... One moment feels safe and comfortable so we feel like we can lean in and relax into it, but then life shows us a new moment that brings us right to our edge.
In that moment, when we are brought to our edge, we can feel ourselves tense up and the habitual reaction is to cling to something solid...when in fact, there's really nothing solid to hold onto, not even the ground under our feet.
It's ok to recognize our fear of the unknown. By starting to acknowledge it, we can train ourselves to relax into it. Because if we're not even aware we tense up the moment we're unsure of what life is about to throw our way, then we're never able to change the way we navigate it.
With the level of rapid change we're facing on the planet these days, we've got to learn how to train our minds like Jedi's so when life throws something unexpected at us we immediately learn how to leverage the obstacle as a stepping stone of opportunity.
This is now only how we grow and adapt to change, but it's also how we learn to shift the way we relate to reality so we can experience life as a friendlier place full of possibility rather than a hostile place full of challenges. It's all in how you look at it and relate to it.
Learning to surrender to life is an advanced training. And there's a strong somatic component to it. The next time you notice yourself afraid of whats about to unfold take a deep breath and see if you can consciously relax your body. This is how we learn how to stay more grounded within ourselves through these incredible times of rapid change that can feel confusing and chaotic.
After house sitting in Costa Rica for a couple months now, I'm packing my bags yet again. This movement and change is the perfect prompt to remind me to deepen my trust in the flow of life, just like the Pele's lava flow has taught me.
I lick my finger, hold it up to the wind and sense which way the wind it blowing. It's my prayer that Spirit continues to illuminate the path before my feet so that I may be of the most service to the most people on this planet.
Live Free, Laura D