As I stepped through the slider on to my upstairs wrap-around lanai this morning, my front row seat to the sunrise, feeling a little preoccupied by life’s distractions; I was greeted by the sweet caress of a balmy ocean breeze. It was sweeping and swirling around me, so gentle on my mostly bare skin, and it pulled me out of my mind into the moment. A palpable burst of brackish fragrance flooded my olfactory awareness. Suddenly I heard the whispering waves blending mystically with the windy murmurs in the trees. Dawn’s fire was flickering in the distance. I felt happy, loved, and free; the day to seize.
As a three dimensional training video, in the curriculum for the soul, the material world challenges us with increasingly difficult lessons. They may be lightly sprinkled with, or drowning in pleasure and pain, joy and suffering, sunshine and rain. How we respond to these existential exercises, the celestial chalk talk in all things, will create our life, and the future that it brings. When suffering trauma, abuse, loss, or injury; how we deal with it is how our pendulum will swing. We could plunge into stress or depression allowing the situation to pull us down into a lower vibrational place. When selecting this route, we could either choose to visit briefly, or remain there indefinitely. We could also choose to accept what has happened, holding on to higher consciousness, while creating a life of happiness with wings.
How this translates into our day-to-day lives relates to truth and responsibility. Let’s use, as our example, what may be the most common form of suffering: relationship loss. If, for whatever reason, we lose our relationship with that special someone, then we have choices in terms of how we respond to this loss. We could use it as an excuse to dive down into the darkness, feeling like a victim, and creating conditions of denial and delusion in our life. We could visit for a moment, or stay there for a lifetime. To gain attention, or absolve ourself of any responsibility, we could create lies or exaggerations about our ex, blaming them for a variety of things they did not do. This internal (thoughts, emotions, and memories) and external (interpersonal) twisting of the truth lowers our vibration, complicates the loss, and creates conditions that were never based on truth. Or we could hold on to the love when the relationship was lost, honoring its existence and allowing its light to shine the truth upon illusion. Through the cracks of our ripped and broken heart, we can see the love, and the ways to understand. When we fill these crevices with the light of truth, they will heal and we will, through their view, ascend.
Photo credit: Lina’s Tango Guesthouse