Walking on the beach, metaphors for life.

I feel so blessed to live so close to the ocean.  I am a 15 min walk to a beautiful beach that has some of the highest tides in the world.  Because our tides raise up and down over 5 meters every 6 hours our shore line is always changing.  Each time I walk there I never know what I will find!

I marvel at the tide pools as they change places and how each one of them although hold the same tiny crustaceans they bend and shift as nature dictates.  The water is so still and mirrors a perfect reflection of the sky and yet in 6 hours they will once again be apart of the vast ocean.  To take hold of this gentle wisdom and to remember that if I let go and be held by Mother Nature’s ebb and flow that I too will be brought back to pools of stillness.

The waves shift and sculpt the land each time, there are sometimes huge amounts of rocks that are hard to manoeuvre and other times there is nothing but smooth sand that you can walk with your eyes closed and never worry about tripping.  I understand there are times in my life when I need my eyes wide open and vulnerable to see what I may not want to see. All those rocks can sometimes frightened me and keep me from moving forward, I have come to understand that these are some of my greatest teachers.  Each time I trust these place’s and step on one rock at a time I am then guided forward where I am only ever tripped by my own ignorance.  Eventually I make my way back on smooth sand once again.

Also there are small streams everywhere that come from a small march at low tide, they seep underground through the rocks and sand to make there way back to the collective ocean from which they were birthed.  It is fun in the winter time to find pathways around them and at times I will even challenge myself to jump over them trying so hard not to get my feet wet and cold!  I love how they teach me perseverance, no matter what my journey seems to be I can always make my way back to God.

I love how the birds flock all round reminding me of flight, although we were not given physical wings we are reminded our wings are in our thoughts, words and actions.  Each time we rise up to a higher consciousness we are given new wings.  Wings of love, compassion, forgiveness and inspiration!  Each bird seems to know that all is right with the world.  They bring me that peaceful thought and inspire me to take flight.

Today let nature remind us of how precious our lives are and how amazingly resilient our planet is… but also to be reminded that we are part of it and how we treat our mother earth reflects directly back to us.  Our world need for all of us to take off our blinders and to see with new eyes! Take time today to say a prayer for a shift into a higher consciousness for all of us.  It is time to be the change.     www.sacredsharing.ca

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