I find there is a predominate ebb and flow in this world that is always present. Just like waves in the ocean, there seems to be an underlying backwards and forwards movement to our world. This can be found on both the macro and the micro levels. Within personal transformations, I find we sometimes need to pause, reflect and take the time to determine our next move hence the ebb cycle. Other times we are guided to move forwards by taking the steps needed to make our dreams become reality, hence going with the flow.
What I have observed over time is that most people get stuck in the ebb, waiting for the right moment, the right sign, the right confirmation that they are on the right path before moving into the flow. To that I always say, if it is in your heart, dreams or inspirations – it is the right direction. In fact, following your heart can be equated to following the flow of your soul. Not following your heart is like moving backwards into the ebbs of time and space. What people don’t realize is that waiting beyond the natural ebb cycle restricts the momentum of creation and allows fears to immobilize you.
If you are wanting to create the life you truly desire, do take the time to pause and reflect, but never forget to also make your move. After all, do you think the ocean considers reaching towards the beautiful sandy beaches and yet hesitates and pulls back even further into the ebb, too afraid to move with the flow? Do you think the leaves on the trees resist changing colour and falling, wondering if it is the right time to let themselves move forward instead of just allowing the unfolding to take place?! Silly examples I realize, but my point is not much different. We are instinctual beings and need to follow the natural rhythms of the universe. Instead, we too often get stuck in the ebb, reflecting on the changes we would like to see in our lives and yet too afraid to move with the natural rhythms required to incorporate the flow.
Flowing through life is actually way easier than you think. Inspiration is the key. If you are suddenly inspired with an idea, move on it – NOW. Don’t mull it over forever-and-a-day, don’t ponder if you were inspired wrong, don’t worry about whether the timing is off, just release all your fears and allow your soul to just flow. Forward movement is always forward movement and will be profoundly beneficial, often times on more levels then you can even fathom. Putting your thoughts into motion is what creates change no matter how insignificant the movement may seem to you at the time.
Do you realize your inspiration comes from your own soul and spirit guides? I find for the most part, spirit provides inspiration on two levels. First they help provide the vision; a bigger picture, feeling or idea of personal growth. Then they provide guidance on an “as needed” basis to move towards the bigger picture. When the small inspirations arrive, deciding not to move forward on that inspiration is just like adding one more thing to your “to do list” that you hope to get to someday. Instead, try thinking about your inspiration as a minute-by-minute telecast from spirit providing the promptings to create motion. Still having trouble? Then start even smaller. What are you inspired to do today? This hour? This very minute? There is no right or wrong way to create change in your life. Read a new book, go for a walk, change an old habit or response with a different perspective, book that holiday you have always wanted or even just clean your house! With focused intention, all actions put change into motion. There is no right or wrong way to create change in your life. The secret is to deliberately create movement.
If you look up the definition of Ebb and Flow it is described as recurrent or rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth. I only believe that to be partially accurate in this analogy, because some ebbs and inner reflection are needed so that we can go within and find what is in our hearts. The problem arrives when we get stuck in the backwards motion of an ebb spending far too much time worrying about how we will ever get from A to Z. Remember when I said spirit provides the bigger picture and then the smaller steps to get there through inspirations? With that in mind, my advice is to keep the visual of Z in your sights but instead of worrying about how you will ever get there, just simply follow the smaller inspirations that take you to B, and then C, and so on. Sometimes we don’t even see the connection at all, but I assure you, if you are inspired to do something there is a very good reason regardless of whether you are consciously aware of it yet or not. What you will find is that if you keep within the flow, you will build momentum and arrive at Z not only before you thought possible but also in the most miraculous and synchronistic of ways.
I believe change happens in our lives at the exact moment that we are completely ready to seize the day and take a leap of faith, even a small leap – moving away from the ebb and into the flow of all things.
On a universal scale, we also stand at a very interesting time in history. I believe we have just entered a time of massive flow and change. Evolution is continuing to unfold, and from a global perspective some of the bigger changes we have been thinking about and working towards are about to take shape. This wave of change is a great time to also do your personal movements, just like riding a bigger wave of momentum. Question is, are you going to keep spinning your wheel in the ebbs of time or are you going to catch the wave and allow your soul to flow into its own unique, inspired and instinctual ways. I recommend the latter. Start making little motions and movements in your life as the inspiration arrives. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
On that note, I would like to close with the lyrics of a song. The spirit world often uses music as a wonderful way to communicate ideas, inspirations and messages. I heard this one loud and clear. How about you?
“What Are You Waiting For?” by Nickelback
Are you waiting on a lightning strike? Are you waiting for the perfect night? Are you waiting ’til the time is right? What are you waiting for?
Don’t you wanna learn to deal with fear? Don’t you wanna take the wheel and steer? Don’t you wait another minute here. What are you waiting for?
You gotta go and reach for the top, Believe in every dream that you got. You’re only living once so tell me. What are you, what are you waiting for?
You know you gotta give it your all, And don’t you be afraid if you fall. You’re only living once so tell me. What are you, what are you waiting for?
Are you waiting for the right excuse? Are you waiting for a sign to choose? While you’re waiting it’s the time you lose. What are you waiting for?
Don’t you wanna spread your wings and fly? Don’t you really wanna live your life? Don’t you wanna love before you die? What are you waiting for?
Tell me what you’re waiting for? Show me what you’re aiming for. Whatcha going to save it for? So whatcha really waiting for?
Everybody’s gonna make mistakes, But everybody’s got a choice to make. Everybody needs a leap of faith. When are you taking yours?