I have been thinking about how important it is right now to just go with the flow. Seems to be a key message that the old ways of doing things are just that, the old way. What we are learning now, is the new way. We are re-training ourselves to look within more than outwardly for answers. In a conversation recently at a workshop I was a part of we discussed how, since the end of the Mayan calendar, we don’t have a predetermined path to follow. It’s as though the slate was wiped clean. Even if you did not follow “the” path or “a” path before, you are now presented with no path. Trust is now a key component on the next steps you begin to take. For me this is depicted clearly in one of my favorite images in the Shadowscapes Tarot deck, the Three of wands. The picture says it all. Here we are teetering on the edge of the path we have been walking upon, looking off into the great abyss. Presented with the choice of turning back the way we just came or taking that leap of faith, trusting that the path will appear Beneath our feet with each step.
I think that 2013 will be like this for most of us.
We will be challenged to trust in our purpose, our selves and the direction we are headed. We will be challenged to trust the direction we have embarked upon even when the path is no longer visible.
I think that the one thing we need to remember is that we need to be flexible. When things turn topsy-turvy remembering to look at a situation from a different perspective is the better option. The only thing that can be predicted for February is that the month will be unpredictable.
If things seem out of whack and not status quo take a look at how a situation is affecting you. If you “normally” are on the go…busy…and are rarely just still, then maybe the situation you are in is to force you to slow down.
Recently a woman I just met told me she had a great song that explained the point we were trying to make. Right in the middle of our conversation she broke out in song…singing doo,bee,doo,bee,doo….
When she stopped we all just looked at her, she smiled and said, do you get it? We are always struggling with what to do. Should we just be…or do. It was wonderful! Her point was dead on as was the way she presented it. She captivated us, we stopped actively thinking about what we were going to say next (in participation of the conversation) and we listened to her. We really listened.
So often we find ourselves in a do (go…go…go) mode. It just doesn’t seem right,to just be, especially when you want thing to happen. What we need to remember is that sometimes the work that needs to be done can only happen when we do nothing. Learning to be still is one of the hardest things we can do.
February is gong to be the month that really tries to make that point. Try to remember that when the rug gets pulled out from under you, and you are suddenly faced with the unexpected, go with the flow. Look at what the event forces you to do. If that means sitting at home doing what seems to be nothing, think about the last time you allowed yourself the time to do nothing. Think about where you are being forced to spend more of your time, why is it? What is the hidden message, what are we overlooking by being frustrated with what we cannot do. The reason or message is there, you just need to look for it.
P.S. Thank goodness February is a short month!!