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Call and Answer

The people around us are always able to reflect the divisive aspects of our identities and, most often, the things we are struggling with.

If it’s something you need, life has infinite ways of providing the information, guidance, and outright kicks in the butt — in exactly the way that will speak through our emotional, psychological, and spiritual barriers…straight through to our soul.

But we have to be willing, open, and able to hear; we have to allow for moments of contemplative pause, for gratitude, recognition, and elevated emotion — so the message has a chance to germinate. Too often, we get into the habit of adding layer after layer of conditioning that only buries the seeds of our deepest asking.

Or, we disregard the little voice, deny the opportunity, and get immediately busy with attaining something else.

Life just knows, and trusts, and releases the ideas of struggle and effort. The blade of grass doesn’t think about when and how to grow. The flower doesn’t wonder if it can break through the concrete to meet the sun. It just does it.

The force of expansion is unstoppable; we all know the numbing pain of holding ourselves back, the regret of not being a little more daring “that one time” (those million times), and the exhausting familiarity of the routines of big talkers and aimless bullshitters.

The energies of the universe hardly need coaxing toward that which is for our highest good. We just don’t have the practiced eye, the resonant heart, the conscious presence beyond that which has been well established in this lifetime…mostly by someone else.

Yet, we can. At any time. We can step terrifyingly into that higher vision we’ve held for ourselves.

And we must.

Solvitur ambulando

© 2019 Trance Blackman

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