While I have never been surfing on a board, I have spent time (years ago, now) boogie boarding and body surfing. The key to all of those activities is balance. My morning walks are hilly and my views on those walks are waves of rolling hills and mountains. I don’t recall Thomas Jefferson’s exact quote, but I believe he mentions his views of an ocean of mountains. As far as I may be from the Atlantic Ocean, I have waves of mountains right here to remind me of balance.
In the last couple of weeks the pace of things has picked up for me. There is a sense of surging forward. I have opportunities appearing where there were none, and I’m feeling excited in a new way about my day to day work. Just this morning while I was talking to a couple of friends, I realized that it feels like I’m riding a wave. And maintaining my balance is key of course. There is a sense of alignment that I’ve noticed with these opportunities and my response to them feels natural. I don’t have to think, I just know. I’m so grateful for this. But, just as with any time of change or transition, there is much to be sifted through and kept track of. Maintaining my walking practice, keeping my elemental support structure strong, and opening to the light that is the Divine always within me are all ways that I stay aligned and thus in balance. Reminders appear for me, support from the other realms, in the form of birds on air or water, spiders delicately moving about their webs, trees bending in a strong wind.
There is no rush, no sense of urgency in the time space continuum, when living in the now. I am on the wave, whether it is a low wave or a storm and tide driven high wave. I am balancing on the water with the wind and sun or moon on my skin. I am supported in this physical body by the elements of this earthly plane. I am sister to the birds and I am flying as this body was meant to fly. When your wave appears, breathe, move into your balance and just be you. A spark of the Spirit flying, lighting up life.
These fall morning walks are so different from summer walks. The sun rises later, so I walk later. The deer are busy browsing all the greens they can still find before the frost comes. The birds are on the move. The leaves are on the ground as well as on the trees. The colors are shifting from so many greens to more yellows, oranges, reds, browns. So far this year, the colors are dull and spreading very gradually. The temperatures have stayed mild and after a very dry September, October has had some good soaking rain.
When I walk I feel my energy sinking deeper into the earth with each footstep. I feel a strong, clear connection. And I have been exploring this connection lately. I find myself opening up to the earth’s energies and allowing them to rise up through me, clearing anything muddied or stuck. I can feel each chakra shining more clearly, each layer of energy body more in balance and all in all, I feel aligned. As I’ve explored this, I’ve opened up my 9th chakra, which is about an arm’s length above the head, and allowed the circuit to close. I am plugged in to the earth energy which is an aspect of Spirit. At the same time I have the current of earth energy running through me from below my feet, I am connected above my head to Spirit and there is a sense of wholeness and release. Release of my ego, my self. I am so completely vibrating the light of the universe, that I am no more. I have found that maintaining this closed circuit while I’m walking is similar to any other practice I undertake on my walks. There are times when it is easy, there are times when it is more difficult. But, in the end, whether it has been easy or difficult, it has happened. And even just a moment of that closed circuit is amazing!
I work with the elements, so I am aware of their power. But, this exercise still wows me. The quantity of shift as well as the quality of that shift is beyond anything I’ve found so far. In the past few days, I’ve added another component and I’m watching the unfolding now. I often use each step I take as a way to manifest. Each step draws the energy into this physical world. I’ve combined that with the closed circuit power and there is a sense of great support. I will continue this new practice and enjoy the unfolding of all that is.
Please comment if you try this and have anything to share or if you have any questions.