The Tidal Nature of Life


The beach in the winter

The beach in the winter

“Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.”   ——James Baldwin

Change comes with each breath we take. Some people thrive on these changes and transitions. I have learned to flow with them. When I was younger, I was afraid of them and of what they would bring. With maturity came the realization that changes can’t be stopped. So I have learned to buckle my seat belt and to go with the flow. Now that we are in 2014, there will be changes in ourselves and in the world around us. You may feel at times as if you are walking a tight rope over a fast running river. The Divine will not let you fall as long as you trust and stay calm. If you do you will be surprised how must easier the path is than you expected.

Tree lined path into the woods

Tree lined path into the woods

The best solutions rarely come to pass swiftly. Time as well as distance may be necessary to the proper unfolding of events. What we can do is to surrender my sense of urgency and frustration. We need to ” stay calm” and to take slow deep breathes. Doing this will allow life to unfurl as a gentle wave. The kind you might surf in the summer. I love instant gratification, but the better plan is to breath and if life takes you on a longer fork in the road, you need to honor the tide of life. If we try to push things along in haste we are getting in the way of the Universe and what the Divine has planned for us. I accept the Divine’s divine timing in my life. We attune ourselves to the tempo of our highest good.

“People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.”  —Anne Sullivan

So to begin the new year, I embrace the timing of the Universe as my own timing. I place my faith in the divine wisdom that unfolds the seasons each in its own time. I allow myself to be nurtured by the Divine at the proper timing so I can be all I can be. Will there be bumps on your journey, yes there will. Will your journey take you where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there, yes you will be there. It is like riding the biggest roller coaster in the amusement park. You may scream, you may close your eyes and hold on, but it is the journey planned just for you. For myself, I do not like roller coasters any more but I am finding much more joy in life.  If you let yourself enjoy the ride, uou will too.

The earth is filled with the love from the Divine

The earth is filled with the love from the Divine

8 thoughts on “The Tidal Nature of Life

  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    I spent many weekends on Cedar Island, NC and I was trying to explain to a friend today what it was like on the beach in snow. The bay once froze over and we were able to walk a football-field length out onto the water. This was a nice post, as all are.

  2. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    This is so beautiful! Thank you for posting it.

  3. inavukic says:

    Embrace and accept the changes that come your way, and if they’re not the changes you want, still accept them and find in them at least an inkling of positivity! I agree with you Barbara here. May goodness flow your way :D

  4. Wishing you well Barbara, and Hoping you are much better.. Happy New Year to you .. Keep enjoying the ride… xxx Blessings Sue xox

    • I am still sick but decided I had to blog. I see doctor Wednesday. The extreme cold is not helping. It is cold here. The wind chill is -40. Not helping me get well. But I am not as sick as when I was in the hospital. Thanks for your caring and support. They have closed all government buildings for tomorrow. Hugs, Barbara

      • sending you healing thoughts Barbara and brrrrr that’s very cold indeed.. I saw how everywhere was frozen up and wild with the storms which have swept across the states..

        You keep warm and I hope you do not have too far to travel to see a Dr in your weather..
        Here in the UK we have had high winds, high tides, lots of rain and many coastal towns flooded or those near rivers which have broken their banks.. A terrible Christmas for many and start to a New year…

        Look after and nurture yourself Barbara.. sending a Cosmic Healing Hug xx
        Sue xxx

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