During my 2010 travels, I saw some amazing landscapes that left me breathless & bathing in an eternal state of gratitude. But my most memorable site was witnessed just before the new year in December 2009 in Fairfield, Alabama.
This was the first time I had ever been inside to see the wonders of a cave. Needless to say, it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed.
Here I was standing inside this hollow piece of rock below the Earth in amazement at what Mama Earth had created - free of man. Sculptures so large, intricate, and magnificent & yet man- had absolutely nothing to do with their creation.
I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite conversations, surrender.
I often move moment to moment with an automatic reaction of control - like everything is up to me & in my hands. But when I take the time to think of the events in my life & how they came about, it becomes crystal clear that I have no real control over anything except the choices I make.
Do I go here or do I go there? Do I say this or do I say that? Do I want to pursue this project, or do I want to do that one?
I can be active & make choices that are in alignment with my higher purpose (love). But the stuff in between, the stuff Mike Dooley likes to call the 'hows' - that stuff I have no control over. & though that may seem frightening at first, it's actually kind of liberating.
Moving to & fro with acceptance that when we let go, when we surrender & trust that the best is going to find us when we choose to do that- we allow our lives to become spitting images of these caves- a beautiful co-creation with The Universe.
& who would ever want anything more than that?
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