Because I couldn’t see the logic of not jumping off the cliff and instead felt, with all my heart, that the jump must be made, I took the leap; it was the leap that changed everything and brought me into the glory of a luminous world that lives within everyone and everything.
And once I’d made that leap it became so easy to do it again, and again, whenever I found myself in a corner and couldn’t see the light. I had discovered that light lives in the leap. And love awaits the courageous act.
And now nothing could ever keep me from the leap or dampen my courage. What a gift this was and I am still so grateful. It is the best truth I ever learned and worth every bruise I ever suffered.
Without the leap we don’t understand a thing. We think the glory is in the withholding, the caution, politeness, acceptance, boundaries.
But none of those places hold truth. And none of them teach us to fly.
Caution is a weighted thing and it puts you on the bench to watch the game.
Caution keeps you seated nervously on the cliff’s edge viewing everything you fear below, counting all the reasons that a leap would ruin you, explaining all the ways it could go badly, telling stories of how to live with planning and steadfastness without ever being foolish.
At the end of the game, you’ll see that it was you being foolish.
Because everything that ever mattered lived in the leap; that one moment of taking a breath and trusting in the wind to carry you, seeing suddenly that letting go was everything – it was always the point of your existence and the reason for your story.
From my upcoming book: Putting On The Divine Lens
What you hold in your heart is the pearl of enlightenment that you came to awaken in this lifetime. All of us came here holding this pearl of wisdom, carrying it in our hearts, its essence vibrating within us to raise our consciousness even while we walk here amongst the flesh, the dense energy, the heavy curtain of forgetfulness that exists on this realm.
This pearl lives within each of us – waiting to be activated, awakened, so we can fulfill our mission here and evolve – helping others along the way.
You may find yourself sleeping as your days fill with routine, as you follow rules handed to you by others, as you feel un-empowered and like a victim on your journey. At those moments you are not awake. You are sleepwalking. Forgetting who you are and why you came here; a forgetful ghost going through the motions of physical existence.
Yet, love will activate your pearl. Not the act of receiving love – although that helps. The act of giving love. Opening your heart in moments of great fear and offering love to those people and situations you fear most. Now your pearl is fully activated and pulsing in divine order. You’re in alignment.
You’re vibrating at such a high frequency that now you are an alchemist, changing the forms of people and things around you. Changing your own form from dense and heavy – to light-filled and translucent. You have activated your divine lens.
Thank you, fear, for being such a powerful teacher, for waking me at night with heart tremors, for unplugging me from my source, for taking on the illusion of bills to pay, a business to grow, a book to write, children to provide for, a husband dying of cancer, a boyfriend leaving, and terrifying self doubt. Such magnificent lessons!
God bless you, fear, for getting my attention more than everything, more than anyone, more than love, more than joy. You found me when no one else could. You sought me out, pushed me into corners, made me weep, made me angry, and broke me in half. Finally, fear, you broke me wide open….
And for that moment of total surrender to the divine, I am deeply grateful. Only then did I embrace my soul again and step fully into the light – refusing to ever go back into your dungeon, refusing to ever be your prisoner again.
Fear, my old friend, I recognize you now when you come to me in the night, disguised as bills, illness, heartbreak, grief or disappointment. – I recognize you, master of disguises. I recognize you by the stirring in my gut as you approach, the quickening of my heart rate, the frantic pacing of my thoughts. Ah ha! It is only you!
And you, fear, are not real…
You are the boogeyman I planted in my closet. The one I told to awaken me in the night so I would learn to dance with you instead of scream and cry. So I would learn to use you as fuel to help me reach my next level. So I would see ultimately that you are my friend, my fertilizer, my divine companion on this journey to rediscover my soul.
I embrace you, fear, because without you I would be nowhere. I would never have jumped off my first cliff into the unknown. I would never have stepped into my first terrifying adventure that changed everything. I would never have found my voice. Because without you, fear, I would still be sleeping….
You can stay in the closet or you can dance with me. It makes no difference. My light cannot be diminished. It never could. But it took you showing up for me to discover that.
Now I love you so much, fear, that I can’t find you – no matter how hard I look. My love has destroyed you, flooded your darkness, washed away your disguises, illuminated every crevice where you once hid.
When I turn to face you, I only see divine order in your place. I only feel my burning heart pulsing with gratitude, my arms stretching up to grasp the hand that lifts me into the light.
When bad news first arrives, it feels like the wind has been knocked out of you; it’s a punch to the gut.
This moment is a great blessing. This is the brief and sudden moment of calm while your ego mind is stunned into silence.
It’s the holy moment of grace when you can listen to and hear your own powerful intuition, your higher self. It whispers inside: “This is all going to be okay. Something better is waiting for you. This is all in divine order for your highest good.”
That’s the voice of your soul’s wisdom, your divinity, speaking up because your ego has been delivered a swift blow and is temporarily stunned.But very soon, within minutes, the ego mind fires back up and begins whispering:
“How did this happen? This isn’t fair! Life is meaningless…”
Recently I had an amazing interview with Mary Treacy O’Keefe, listen in.
We come to earth to evolve our souls, then we return to the divine realm after we die. When people cross over, the spirit continues and we survivors can connect with our loved ones. This realization changes everything about grief. Intuition enables us to make these connections. Meditation helps quiet the left brain mind and develop our intuition.
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