I know something you don’t know. Well…you know it, sometimes you just forget. You are a powerful creator. You do not need the approval or permission of anyone to create the life you want to live. You do not need your outside world to be “just so” before you can be happy. You are connected to all that is, was, and will be. There is no separation between you and what you desire. Any perceived separation is a creation of your mind, which means you can choose to instead create oneness with the life you want. This Universe, and your power and your presence within it, is so amazing you should be in a constant state of awe and wonder.
Now don’t feel bad if this is not a constant, or even a “most of the time” state for you. It isn’t for me either. I forget sometimes too, more often than I care to admit. But those moments when I experience that connection are so powerful a tear comes to my eye and I feel as if I might burst with love, joy, happiness, and freedom. I think it must be what flying feels like.
We all can fly, but flying requires us to jump first. Every time a bird takes off it does so by jumping first. The other day, I saw three baby robins who did decide to jump. Being as it was their first jump, they were not flying, but instead hopping around in the street, their helpless parents flying around above them in distress. One of the babies may have been injured by his fall, so I set him in the grass so he didn’t get run over. At this point, the babies had a choice to make. Stay on the ground, or try again.
We all experience this as we discover our power. Sometimes we do muster the courage to jump. And is often the case with our first leap, we end up on the ground. Unfortunately some of us see this as a sign we are destined to fail, or should never try something so bold again. We fear falling/failing again. We think of gravity as an obstacle that must be fought and overcome, or defied (for those readers who are “Wicked” fans). So we hop around on the ground and gradually forget that we were meant to fly, that we came equipped with the tools to overcome all obstacles with ease. All we have to do is spread our wings and jump and we can soar through the air. And when we truly understand this, we see that gravity, and all of our other perceived obstacles, are really there to support us. It helps us to direct where we want to go as we balance it with the breeze. And when we master this balance we can take off, direct ourselves, and land with ease and grace.
Gravity is actually not an obstacle for those who choose to fly. It is not to be feared, fought, or even defied (sorry “Wicked” fans). It is to be utilized. It’s apart of the whole that helps us get where we want to go. When we release thinking of our obstacles as obstacles, we can instead use them to soar. The baby robins I saw did just that, because as I walked by the next day they were all gone, even the one that may have been injured. They let go of their fear and their thinking that made gravity an obstacle and soared, just as they were built to do.
What is the gravity in your life today? What is keeping you from leaving the ground? How might you see it, not as an obstacle, but as a support instead? Is there a gravity from your past that you once thought was an obstacle, but you now see differently? What steps can you take today to move to the edge, bend your knees, and leap?!