There are two sayings
wear life like a loose garment & floating down the river of life
that do not come easily to me, and actually, they are something that I have to work at. What a paradox~to work on keeping loose. It takes consciousness and awareness because I get so invested in what’s happening around me that I forget that I am Divinely guided. And in the forgetting, I don’t tap into that eternal love and wisdom. So instead, I find myself wearing life like a straitjacket and practically drowning as I bumble down the river of life!
I sat in that place of forgetting through my teen years. Life was constantly tightening it’s hold & pulling me under until I began blotting it all out with drugs and alcohol. It was a time of slumber and sorrow, an experiment in “alone~ness”. In my 20’s I started to find my way back into remembering. It was a long journey for me. There were many illusions to break free from. There were many lies that my ego nurtured to keep me in a place of fear and pain.
Now that I sit in a place of Knowing, I only step into forgetfulness occasionally. But, oh, boy, but when I do, the waters of the river overtake me and I am in that straight jacket fighting for my life. Thankfully, I have a powerful support team in place who remind me of my tools~meditation, good friendships who provide wonderful sounding boards, my deep connection to the power of All That Is and the love that surrounds me.
From there, I can be responsible for my actions and for what my part in a particular drama of life is. Because, I have to be willing to look at myself and move into a higher vibration if I want to float with ease. And while this does take work, I promise you that it leads to a life of ease and grace. You won’t find it so easy to put on that straightjacket anymore. And then, my friends, we can slip into that rolling river and loosely, gently float down it. We move from surviving to thriving.
sending you love as you roll down the river of life
Photo by Michael Hicks