Your parent or teacher would hold their breath, curse – or if you had a mother like mine, she’d cross herself; call on the Angel realm and any saints that might be listening; and, frantically step on the imaginary brake she seemed to think she had on the passenger side.
You, knowing that something was wrong, hopefully stopped in time – and, frustrated because you did exactly what you were told, probably felt awful.
With practice you learned that “watch out for ….” meant take notice, but keep your eyes on the road. Until you learned this, you were a danger to yourself and others.
Let’s take that lesson, wrap it up in a nice fresh bow and gift ourselves with it. It’s a vital lesson and applies to many things. What I’d like to apply it to is our current state of politics; environmental devastation; and all the crazy, topsy turvy things coming at us, veering across our paths, or thundering down the road behind us. Watch out!
Yep, we’ve got to be aware. We have to notice. But it’s time to remember to keep our eyes on the road. That brings us to what I believe is the truly relevant question for our times. We should each ponder this question – and collectively discuss it in our communities. Here it is:
Is it one of peace, love, co-creative problem solving, community, respect, gratitude, joy, integrity? Yes, I’ve started my own personal list.
You see, we cannot reasonably expect that we can chase down every errant person swerving too far left or right for our comfort. If we insist on traveling a road others lay out for us, we have little hope of getting out of their way.
We cannot make everyone do things the way we think they should be done. We cannot choose for others what they wish to fertilize in their lives, nor what they wish to weed out. When we focus on all that, we simply run into it, over and over and again – and get nowhere. Or, we’re the ones cursing, holding our breaths and frantically stepping on a brake we actually have no access to.
Choose your good road and commit to it.
Now here’s an energetic/spiritual law: like attracts like. When you commit to a path, it will draw to it only that which will support it. By committing to your path, you are announcing to the Universe, to God/Goddess/Great Spirit, the Angels, Allah,… what you desire and what you are willing to live for, to love for, to gift your all to. And blessings of all blessings, the Universe will meet you and bring all there is to support you in your committed desire. That’s how you save the world.
Choose your road, commit to it (that’s everyday and in little ways) and breathe. Start watching for the things that support your road, give gratitude for them, feed them. Notice what else is going on in the world, but don’t lose your focus.
If you’re thinking, “that’s way too easy and will never work,” I challenge you to try it. There’s a real learning curve here. folks. Our eyes get distracted and we have to keep bringing them back to our good road.
Take a break from traveling any road that others offer and which do not appeal to you. Find your own good road, commit to it. Do it for 30 days and we’ll talk about how easy it was – and how incredibly graceful and satisfying it has become. A network of good roads is just around the corner.
Blessings and joy on your path ~ Lena