My last post focused on being different. Today, let’s explore what it means to be the Winds of Change. Wind comes in lots of varieties and change doesn’t have to be big or difficult.
No one can deny we’re living in a time of great change – it is literally in the stars as we leave the Piscean Age and enter into the Aquarian Age. Those who are comfortable in the status quo are digging in their heels. Bless them; they have an important job to do. Because it is so needed, lots of us are incarnating at this time to facilitate change. Bless us; we’re not always understood or appreciated. Together, the changers and the status quo folks orchestrate a dance, which hopefully retains what works, as it shifts and transforms what doesn’t.
If you suspect that you are one of the changers, breathe. Change doesn’t have to be big or difficult. You have not signed up for something that needs to overwhelm you or requires sacrifices you really don’t want to make. Let’s talk about winds.
Winds, like those that came with Harvey in Texas or Irma along the Atlantic Coast, are not everyday winds. These kinds of fierce winds are devastating, yet relatively rare. No one is asking you to leave a path of destruction in your wake.
Imagine a gentle wind cooling you on a hot summer’s day. Consider the welcome winds that cleared our smoky air here in Washington State. Our air was toxic and now it is breathable. Those same winds could have encouraged more fires, yet we needed them to improve our air quality. Imagine the wind that fills the sails, taking your boat across the lake on a sunny day. You get my point? Winds come in many varieties.
So what kind of wind do you bring to the world?
Let me ask you a different question: In what way(s) do you serve the world that also brings you great joy? This relates, I promise. We’re all given gifts and talents to serve the world. By design, those gifts and talents will bring us great joy (so that we can do them with ease, grace and for the long haul, if needed.)
If you’re someone who thinks differently, expresses yourself uniquely, has special needs – if you’re a square peg in a world of round holes – you’re probably a changer. Find the things that fill your sails, then set your course. The water is good!
“Sometimes we are lucky enough to know our lives have been changed, to discard the old and embrace the new and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me on that summer’s day when my eyes were opened to the sea.” – Jacques Yves-Cousteau
Too often we believe we have to do something big or outrageous in order to make any difference. The truth is that whatever you do makes a difference – most directly in your own life. Each action ripples out into the world. Why not dream your dreams and make them manifest. If it fills your sails and brings you joy, the world will be better off.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!” – Mark Twain
Years ago I visited the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. I was thrilled to find a labyrinth and walked it. When I came out, I brought this song with me.
This song from the labyrinth was my first teaching in how powerful it is when we find the gifts that bring us joy and offer them to the world. It’s a life changer – for you and the world. Imagine how different our world would be if only 1% of us started doing what truly brings us joy. It can be scary, but quickly it becomes incredibly juicy and fulfilling. It is the magic elixir of life and brings us incredible joy. Doesn’t it make just plain good sense to enter this dance?
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” ~ Grace Hopper
All of us have our oceans to sail. We will encounter winds that take us to our intended destinations; winds that seem to be at cross purposes; even no wind at all. Our dreams and intentions – our joys, gifts and talents – are the oars, the sails and the rudder. We must use them. And when we find and live our path and purpose, we inspire others. Simply by example, we become the wind that fills their sails – or perhaps the wind beneath their wings.
What I’m saying folks is to acknowledge you are the winds of change, but don’t focus on how the world needs to change. It’s unlikely that you can see clearly enough to know what the whole world needs. I prefer to trust that the Universe brought me and my gifts to this time and place for a reason. I don’t need to know that reason. I simply need to commit to using well the gifts I’ve been given in service to the world. And here’s a vital point: not only is it OK to enjoy what you’re doing, joy is the sign that you’re offering your gifts in the right way at the right time.
As psychics, intuitives, empaths and sensitives, we must be willing to step into our joys and dreams and risk offering them to the world. This is everyone’s work, of course. But for us carrying these unique sacred gifts, it is vital. There’s a reason so many of us are incarnating at this time. We’re greatly needed. There’s a reason we’re different.
“We can’t solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
Small, everyday actions that bring us joy (even when they’re challenging) – these are the most effective winds of change. Just begin.
Blessings to each of you, Lena.
I started a Facebook group to support psychics, intuitives, empaths and sensitives. If you are interested in being a part of P.I.E.S. visit the Facebook page and ask to join. On the page you will find four intro videos, group discussions and resources.
If you learn best by story, you might benefit more by reading my novels, which feature everyday people finding and living their sacred gifts and offering them in service to the world. Find my books.