We all have potential, which is the limitless field of possibilities that we can create our life from. Our potential is the small voice of our heart which calls us to explore opportunities, to create a reality from a long held dream, to become the powerful, joyful person we know we can be.
How do we become what we were always meant to be? How do we know what that is? What is the link between us and our potential, between what we are and what we can become, that allows us to always be in integrity with our highest good and best purpose? What can we do to create our lives as an unfolding reality from the conscious use of our highest potential in every situation? It is something we can learn by paying attention to what we choose and do not choose, and asking one important question.
As a child I enjoyed putting large jigsaw puzzles together. I remember the joy of getting a new 500 or more piece puzzle, looking at all of the pieces and the challenge of trying to put them together like the picture on the box. The first thing I would do is find all of the edge pieces, put them together and then begin filling in the inside. It took a long time but eventually the last piece was put into place and the puzzle was finished.
In our process of awakening to our true selves, which is that which expresses our divinity and power, we become aware of our unused potential. These are the things we could have done, the person we could have become and the life we could have had. And it makes us feel sad and depressed. Looking at our past from the present moment we see all of our missteps, our fear and our misguided actions. Can we get those moments back? What happens to our unused potential?
An echo is created when sound waves are reflected off of a hard surface, which results in the continuous repetition of the sound until the sound waves lose momentum and finally become so faint they can no longer be heard. The volume of the echo depends on the strength of the original sound and the distance between its source and the hard surface. If you have ever created and then listened to an echo, you know two things about it: it repeats exactly what is said (and no more) and does so until there is no more energy in the sound waves, at which time it just fades away.
Another month is over and we are now into the second half of 2010, which has gone by very quickly. It seems that each year goes by faster than the one before and we barely have time to register what is happening before it's over and we're on to the next one. That was not the case, unfortunately, at the end of June when events stopped us in our tracks (again) and we were reminded, once more, that we are still on a journey of learning, healing and growth. We're on the right road, in the right car, we just have not quite reached our destination (but we're close).
Like many of you, I have felt the energies of Saturday's eclipse building for several weeks. And they have been challenging at best, including physical and emotional symptoms that have left me exhausted, drained and confused. At times I feel like I am exploring a cave deep underground, wondering what treasures I'm going to find and at each turn, finding yet another tunnel that leads me in a new direction that is farther, it feels, from where I want to be. And my only light is a strobe light, which reveals only part of what I need to see. With this eclipse a lot of energies were released but now what?
The words you speak are powerful forces of creation. If you could see the energy behind your words and how they command, are responded to and manifest, you would use them very carefully. Yet you use words as a method of communicating with each other, unaware that you are also communicating on many other levels each time you speak. How would you use your words if you knew that they were your tool for manifestation?
This is such a busy week. First we had Father's Day in the US, a day can bring up strong emotions for those who have issues around their fathers. Then we have the Solstice today, in which we have (in the northern hemisphere) the longest day and the Sun appears to stand still. It is a celebration of summer, harvest, and new beginnings. And a lunar eclipse on Saturday brings in powerful energies for clearing and transformation. This will be a busy week, so be prepared for some unusual and at times uncomfortable energies.
As we expand our awareness of our reality, the places we have been limiting ourselves take on a larger than life quality. We see where we have not been in our power, allowed others to influence our choices, been afraid to express our own energy or simply been stuck, unable to move in any direction. With this awakening comes an awareness of our potential, the things we could be doing with our life and there is a rush of energy to become something else. We have just tapped into our potential and for all of us, it presents an unlimited panorama of opportunity, waiting for us to decide what we want.