There is a river flowing fast
Today is post 5 on The Hope Prophecy.
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open,
and our heads above the water.
This portion of the prophecy discusses change and the resistance we have to it. I think it's fairly safe to say that not many of us appreciate change. Even when things suck. When things suck, at least there is a predictability to the level of suck, and for that we find security in predictability. Not knowing what is going to happen is scary. Choosing change can also create an unfamiliarity in how we relate to ourself. Do I have the skill set for my new self? Even our health diagnosis and limitations create a sense of how we structure and relate to the world around us.
The lesson today is to recognize the flow in your life. Some choices you make will create an ease and a flow and others will create heaviness and problems. Change requires us to let go of predictability. It requires us to let go of the shore and follow where the current is taking us. It requires a high level of trust to know "everything is going to be ok."
There is an analogy here that is much representative of life and even in the recognition of "self-sabotage". If you were to let go of the shore and begin to flow with this river, then change your mind in this fast current, it will require a lot of strength and energy to swim back to that shore and hold on for dear life. You will lose the crowd you were flowing with only to return to predictability of the struggle and "Hope" for change. Can you recognize a time in your life you let go of a choice that wasn't working for you? Can you recognize a time when you chose something better and then went back to that dead end choice? I believe we can all recognize doing that a time or two. LOL!
Our life will consist of seasons of growth and change. It will always require moments where we must push off that shore and grow and change. The consequences are greater if we do not. Holding on will indeed tear us apart eventually.
I hope your choice for change creates magnificent things for you and your life.
Have a beautiful day!
I want you to imagine you're going down this river. Are you swimming? Are you staying above the water? Do you have a life jacket? Are you in a kayak? Do you have a helmet? Just envision what comes up for you. And process if it relates to how you transition with change. Food for thought. ;)