You Can Do Anything

"I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding."
~ John O'Donohue

The river was beautiful this morning - calm and peaceful - and it seemed to be the perfect time for doing Lovingkindess meditation and the chanting of the Reiki Precepts - which I did very slowly and reverently - with the cadence of my meditations in perfect sync with the paddling of two kayakers coming back from their sojourn. I also offered other prayers and meditations that I normally only do in my sitting practice. For some reason, my experiences were especially moving this morning. I felt enveloped by the Presence of the Divine in so many ways, and it was both comforting and reassuring...

At some point, I brushed off a spider climbing on my arm. I am not particularly a fan of multi-legged creatures of the insect variety, but I felt compelled to look up its significance when I came back home. And it seems the message of a spider totem is not alike the messages I've received from other animals since this year began:

"A spider totem teaches you balance--
between past and future, physical spirit, male and female.
She is strength and gentleness combined.
She awakens creative sensibilities
and reminds you that the past
is always interwoven with the future.

Spiders are keepers of the primordial alphabet
and can teach you how to write creatively.
Her body is shaped like the number 8 and she has 8 legs,
which is a symbol of infinite possibilities of creation.

Spider's message is that you are an infinite being who will continue
to weave patterns of life and living throughout time.
Do not fail to see the eternal plan of creation.

Those who weave magic with the written word usually have this totem."

When I got into my car - there was a triad of 3's on the odometer which add up to 9 - which is in turn - the sign of completion.

So, in just a few minutes - I am told that I have completed one phase of my life - and it is also revealed that creative ventures lay ahead. These are good things to hear, in the midst of so many changes these last few months.

I have no clue where I am going or what I will be doing next. But I do know I will continue to teach my yoga classes at home - so there will be some continuity in my life. Yesterday, I had a number of drop ins come and visit and it was just a delightful way to start the holiday.

This morning at the river, I gave thanks for all the blessings received in my life. I do believe, that every experience, whether we realize it or not - is a blessing. Someday, I will look back at this time and all its transitions and recognize it as a very important time...

All I need to take one step - even if I cannot yet see the whole staircase...

I went home, listening to Carole King's "You Can Do Anything:"

"Don't you know you can do anything?
You can take anything and make it your own.
Don't you know that you can do anything?
And you don't have to do it alone."


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