Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Ocean

I was doing a visualization exercise last week when I had an epiphany.

I was standing on the shore of the ocean and beside me was a native American shaman from a long time ago. He was stunned at the sight of the ocean and we spoke about how he could not comprehend the ocean until he saw it. And we talked about how what is to come in my life is the ocean I've never seen. I can't know what it is or comprehend it until it IS part of my life.

This is a very powerful image for me. Looking back, I know that over and over I have discovered oceans in my life in the sense that he was discovering what an ocean was.

I could not comprehend believing in myself until I did. I could not comprehend being happy until I was. I could not comprehend trusting until I did. I hadn't even known these things were possible until they were.

I love this visualization message because I find myself excited about what the oceans might be that I've yet to discover. I'm excited about the possibilities that might change my life profoundly just as believing in myself, being happy and trusting did.

How about you? Are you excited about the oceans you've never seen that you might yet discover in your future?

Sending blessings and safe and gentle ((((((hugs))))))),
April_optimist

6 comments:

jumpinginpuddles said...

i find it interesting that the most powerful revelkations in our life have been standing knee deep in an ocean having a ephiphany

mile191 said...

Hmmmm. You have me really pondering. Yes, I am excited for what is to come, what is new, what I have not known. I just feel like I am stuck in the muck of the Ocean that I have in view, I don't know how to pull out and move on....something to think about.

Thanks for writing, for all your support. I really enjoy reading.

mile 191

Colleen said...

I love this!! Thank you. There is a whole world of possibilites out there. A whole ocean!

April_optimist said...

Jumping in Puddles, Very interesting and very cool.

Mile 191, We are where we are as long as we need to be. If we are actively growing and finding ways to process that which troubles us, we ARE moving forward--even if it doesn't always seem that way.

Colleen, You're welcome. And yes, isn't it wonderful to know those possibilities are out there?

Marj aka Thriver said...

It reminds me of the story of the native peoples who could not see the Spanish ships out on the ocean because they had no experience of what a "ship" was.

This is a wonderful, thought-provoking post, April. I'm so glad that you are trusting that oceans of good are there now, even before you see them.

I had a therapy marathon last week while I spent some time away at a hotel. It was good for me. I really felt more hopeful about such "oceans of good"--that I can reach out to and experience in my future--than I had in a long, long time. Hooray for us both! :)

VICKI IN AZ said...

Profound. Thank you for sharing. I am always touched when you kindly remind that it is ok to be where we are as long as we need to be in our oceans. I am Enough. I am Enough.
xoxo