Perched above Give-out Creek?
3 Minute Read: Solitude, mindfulness, healing, faith.
Yesterday evening, I took a very long walk in a new-old home – meandering along rural, mountain-lined roads...then ascending to a favourite spot above the crashing waters of “Give-out Creek.”
The walk gave me a chance, amidst a recent tumult of movement and change, to hand myself over to the wisdom of the Universe...and how things unfold in ways I could never, ever predict or imagine.
I recalled a walk here years back – my first year living in Nelson, BC – when I was suddenly and seemingly irrationally filled with grief and fear over having to leave. Five years after that moment, the “irrational” fear came to pass. I was forced to leave, heartbroken and thought the Universe had abandoned me.
I eventually came to terms with that loss...and saw it as the only way I would’ve found a beautiful love in my life.
Then, last year, in an amazingly unpredictable turn, I found myself back in my Home – to teach Chinese Medicine this time. In a matter of weeks, my entire life changed...and yet, really, just circled around after picking up so much along the way.
I AM ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT TO GET HERE AS I AM NOW, THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY.
The grief, heartbreak and loss were essential.
And now, they've come visiting again. I am human after all: They are my children. I am their Home.
So, once again, I bow to the innate wisdom of this path – leaning into the lesson that love is always available...and things are always unfolding in and from that place.
If you find yourself in a place of heartbreak, grief or struggle...or you feel you’ve lost your way, I encourage you to pause.
In that pause, pan outwards to picture the whole Earth and entire Universe. See yourself there, from that more expansive perspective. Know the immensity of that Universe is unfolding in ways we could never, ever fathom. Rising and falling...rising and falling again...for all of time, before and beyond.
Where you are now is part of that miraculous unfolding. Is part of you.
So however difficult, overwhelming or painful your current place of struggle, know that everything is still unfolding – that YOU are still unfolding.
Know too that you are being held, carried and protected by something far larger than yourself. Rest in that place, even just for a little while.