Commit to Change
Eagles have the longest life span of all birds, living up to 70 years of age! At some point in its 40's, its beak becomes bent and its talons can no longer grab prey. Its feathers thicken and make flight difficult, if not impossible.
At this point, the eagle will either die or it will undergo radical change. To adapt and live on, it knocks its own useless beak off on a hard object. Once it grows back, it uses this new beak to pluck out the talons that no longer work (which also grow back), and it plucks out the thickened feathers which prevent flight. Once the new feathers grow in, the eagle takes off in flight and can live for another 30 years! This radical adaptation takes 5 months of its life!
This is such a remarkable example of nature's ability to adapt, don't you think? Now, what about us?
Adaptability literally means "ability to adapt" ... to flow gracefully with the ever-changing nature of life, to dance with flexibility through the unknowns that life offers up on a daily basis. It seems that so many I know are experiencing tremendous upheaval and change right now. The massive shift that is occurring in our current paradigm is an invitation to step up to a higher state of vibrational beingness.
It is an opportunity to re-calibrate how we navigate the world around us. Our intimate response to these changes can feel a lot like surfing a wave. In fact, it can be a little sketchy at first! However, once we're on the wave, there's a rush of movement into the flow of 'what is', an exhilaration that occurs in knowing that we're really in for a ride. We have made the commitment to the journey. And then, through surrender we become one with the wave's energy, one with the vibrant, pulsing force that is carrying us forward.
Once we're in that zone, we're able to shift and make adjustments accordingly in response to what the wave of energy is offering up. And yes, sometimes we take a spill and sometimes we ride the wave for all it's worth. Trust that either way, we get delivered to the shore.
Hopi Elder's Prophecy: "You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the hour. And there are things to be considered. Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for your leader. There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the one wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we've been waiting for."
We must entrust ourselves to this rushing river of change. Not through abandonment to it, nor by resisting its current. We entrust ourselves to this shifting river of change by making subtle adjustments in response to the currents and eddys, using purpose and intention to help us adapt to this ever-shifting phenomena with skill and heart. In fact, it feels safe to say that if we stay centered in the heart, make decisions from the heart-mind, and live from the heart, we'll all be good to go.
Wishing you all the beauty of a heart-centered existence, always and in all ways!
Much love and many, many blessings!