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that no one can do what you do,
the way you do.
That what you do is needed and wanted.
Remember that you have a unique purpose
that has always lived within you.
That it will continue to call on you
until you say YES!
Remember that saying YES
will call upon you to become more than you are.
That this is part of the bliss of life,
to become the most YOU that you can.
Remember that the key
is to keep going no matter what.
That you can start and stop
as many times as you need to.
Remember that unless you do this
you may always wonder “What If?”
That to try to live a dream
changes how we dream,
even if we don’t reach it.
Remember that living a dream,
is the journey, is the process,
is the dream revealing itself.
We are not waiting for a destination,
because we can live each moment truly.
Why wouldn’t we?
Remember that it will sometimes seem
as if forces are against you.
When we gather up enough speed
to break through the resistances,
we often encounter obstacles.
This is not a sign to turn back.
Remember that a true vision
will be a weaving of you, and “them.”
“They” are essential
and will inform your process.
We cannot expect to see
the next place in the path
before we start moving forward in our quest,
that is just not how it works.
When we move forward in our vision
energy moves towards us at that moment.
It opens up the next action, the next door,
the next opportunity.
When we take a leap of faith,
new territory opens up that we did not see before,
and we gain access
to information not previously available.
This is glorious news!
When we risk believing in ourselves
we will be amazed at the support that comes.
We will recognize that doing this work
is what we were born to do.
When we remember that a life not lived fully
is not the life we want, then we choose.
And we choose powerfully
not to turn back again.
We may fail. We may fall.
We may even disgrace ourselves.
But what if we didn’t?
Remember to remember you
and what you are all about.
Go forward now!
And live the life you were born to live!
You belong to life, and life belongs to you.
Why do you always strive to prevent future hardship?
You don’t know at all what will happen. You try to make wise choices
but if they are based on future fears they are colored by doubt.
Doubt makes for a diminished capacity and makes potential harder to see.
If you go where your vitality is, then at least you will live like you are living.
Neither safety or risk will save you any trouble,
however, small-minded safety has assuredly less potential pleasure in store.
Safety is illusive as you well know. Adventures holds more joy.
Things are not going to go well for you just because you are a good person.
Or a bad person. There is so much less control that you like to imagine
that you have. Or that your destiny has in store for you.
What actually happens in the world will happen with our without you.
But it is better if it happens with your participation instead of your fear.
We all wish that good things happened to good people
and the bad ones would be woken up by all the good ones.
That would be nice, wouldn’t it, if good things happened to good people.
It does, more often, of course, but not all the time.
Then when something bad happens you wonder what you did wrong.
This is not correct thinking, but we won’t go into that just now.
That is a conversation for another day.
What you can do dear one, is to stop trying to save yourself
by choosing the less scary option and staying inside the proverbial lines.
You can also surround yourself with others who lift you up
instead of hold you back with their fears, this happens a lot.
Scarcity is cruel lens that ruins countless visions that could be seen together.
Here’s what you can do.
You can extend yourself in unreasonable acts of love
and move from ridiculous faith in the unseen world.
You will find more support from the invisible world of the Divine
than you ever imagined possible. Miracles happen all the time.
That kind of support shows up when you leap with no net.
You cannot see it before you leap, it is only visible during flight.
This kind of trust isn’t based on your past experiences or future predictions.
This isn’t the kind that you earn, this kind shows up more like grace.
When it goes good, give thanks. When it is not so good, give thanks,
but by all means stay out of blame. And shame. Those ones are no good.
The future is uncertain terrain that no one can save you from.
You have seen the way the world is going, and I know it hurts.
Hurts to see the harm unfolding and accepted before your eyes.
Hurts to feel the planet shifting faster than we can save it from harm.
And still. The great wheel turns and turns.
What part of the great turning will you be a part of?
The answer to that question is the one to seek with your whole self.
What is yours to do, not yesterday that you didn’t, or tomorrow that you should.
What is calling from within you to be expressed?
Go there. Remember, it won’t feel safe to go there most of the time.
Extend yourself into the distances you cannot see.
Move in Love as you spread tired wings with new hope.
Yes I know it may be unreasonable to hope.
Hope anyway. The world needs your hope, but most of all, you need
to feel what hope feels like in your body.
Your heart needs you to love in this wildly outrageous way
so that it can keep opening up instead of shutting down.
Then you will know which way to turn.
Turn towards that which brings you aliveness.