Here’s a fun fact about me…I am terrified of the ocean. I love to see it, hear it, wade in it, and be by it. But I have a great fear of being IN it. I am a mountain girl, who likes my feet on solid ground. I like control, meaning I like to see what’s happening around me. I don’t understand the ocean, and so, have lived my life as her spectator.
It took my baby sister to get me out there. She literally took my hand, and walked me out. She insisted that we lay in the sand and play in the waves every chance we had. Normally, I am happy by a pool, but she made sure I got sand in every place sand could be in my body. We yoga’d in the waves, swam in the waves, ran in the waves, and worked out in the sand. I am so grateful to have someone in my life who challenges me to do what I challenge everyone else to do.
Step-the-freak out of my comfort zone.
I let go of my fear, and I am transformed. I see new possibility. I have a new love for the ocean and her healing waters. I feel different. It feels good. What do you fear? What can you let go of to find your healing?
Let It Go
Let go of the ways you thought life
would unfold; the holding of plans
or dreams or expectations – Let it
all go. Save your strength to swim
with the tide. The choice to fight
what is here before you now will
only result in struggle, fear, and
desperate attempts to flee from the
very energy you long for. Let go.
Let it all go and flow with the grace
that washes through your days whether
you receive it gently or with all your
quills raised to defend against invaders.
Take this on faith; the mind may never
find the explanations that it seeks, but
you will move forward nonetheless.
Let go, and the wave’s crest will carry
you to unknown shores, beyond your
wildest dreams or destinations. Let it
all go and find the place of rest and
peace, and certain transformation.
by Danna Faulds