a-river-runs-through

And through it all, a river runs…

Next week i lead a group of 25 kids and young adults on a service mission to Brazil…along with all the powerful lessons of service, loving humanity and opening our hearts to so many who are so different from us…i imagine the opening of a perfect space for self-examination and growth has never been more serendipitously crafted.  While we all indulge our own sense of adventure through service and believe that we are really going to be there to help others, i am constantly recognizing the revealing truth–that the very biggest gifts of learning and growth will be internal, personal and life-changing–for myself included.  As i frantically buzz around completing last minute schedules and work plans, making sure i have put all motions into action that these kids can learn from, i have to laugh and recognize that the exponentially more astute and powerful godly practice of the universe has already called in all the characters, done so much homework and has the greatest possible solution already dialed in–not in a predestination sorta way, but in a do you understand the energetic web i’m weaving sorta way.

In our pre-planning conference calls with the group i often talk about the spirit of the “River”, how we can plan and perfect whatever our tiny brains think they have some level of control over, but when we step off the literal and figurative plane of our previous journey, we step into the river–where the flow of spirit embraces, uses, bashes against the rocks and rolls up on the shore right where we are praying to be, whether we see it that way or not.  This thrumming sense is that of the subconscious and the Almighty joining a course of energetic flow as they follow the current of our own design.

As i set out on this fool’s journey, I thank you in advance for the echos you share here–your own reflections on the current, i love how that resonance fills my heart with being seen. It seems that the world is in full tilt, and we are all in need of sharing our take on the spin. in my own vertigo spinning, left of center experience i am warmed by hearing the human side of all of your lives.

“when I am alone in the half-light…existence seems to fade to a being with my soul… Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through .”