Photo by Ashley Batz
Breaking free from the ordinary, even if only for a brief moment, we experience an intense feeling of relief and can let go of any previously held fears and assumptions of what would happen if we did overcome the ‘barrier’, whether its material, emotional, or mental. Simply getting away from the trance of technology for a few hours and spending that time in Nature is a breach of the trappings of civilization that can suffocate us and prevent us from connecting to the Earth.
It is time to take a break! Make it a point to get outside. Have you become attached to your surroundings, making an illusion of safety? Remember, it is not these ‘things’ that make you feel safe, it is the familiarity you have imbued in your surroundings which have generated this false sense of security. Take time away from the familiar, it is literally about changing your external environment in a significant way. Break through the barrier of belief that has constricted you in any way, shift thought patterns and watch as doors open to different worlds and perspectives.
Open your mind and senses to information as it is presented to you; through your eyes, ears, physical sensations, and detached thoughts. Follow any ‘gut feelings’ that tell you to be wary, pay close attention to important opportunities having potential to enhance your life, and the lives of others. Assess what is emanating from your body, and then sort out any conditioned responses from what is purely instinctual. Detach, take a break, and stand tall.
There is ‘power’ all around us. It is in every expression of Nature, yet there isn’t a more dramatic display of this power than lightning. It electrifies and splits the atmosphere. We naturally seek shelter from the storm. It is a reminder that we are not in control of the natural world.
The power of Life is neutral, neither inherently good or bad. It is how you utilize it that will determine whether it is harmful or life giving, in alignment with the will of Spirit that pulses through you. Be aware of your intention, your values, and your willingness to act on them. Pay close attention to Spirits prompting. This Divine Power that is the very force driving the Universe will make the necessary choices clear.