“Trust that your feet will lead you – guide you in the right direction, as if they instinctively know where they are meant to land. Allow them to follow the map of imaginary footprints, which are inked onto solid ground.”
Conceal the clocks, stash the phone, and forget about what time it is – just for today. Because today, time doesn’t exist. There is nothing that desperately needs accomplished. No tasks that can’t wait just another moment. Rip up your to-do list. Shred it into the tiniest pieces that you can manage, because today, I am in charge.
Sink into me and get lost in the flow. When I’ve had enough sleep, open your eyes and greet the day, regardless of where there sun lies in the darkened sky. Just begin. Put one foot in front of the other and let me lead you to your bliss. Don’t fight me. Don’t stop me dead in your tracks, clutching the edges of the doorway in an effort to change my mind –to lead me where you think I should go. Trust me. Hear my whispers. They are your deepest needs – your purest desires.
Release your hands and allow the blood to flow back through your aching, whitened knuckles. And just listen. Step forward into the outline of your path. Whether it straight or curvy. Zig- zagging back and forth or muddled through the thick. Whether it leads you to a soft, slow waltz that will carry you lightly through the ease of life or to a gyrating flamenco dance that vibrates your hips as you feel the rhythm of the day. Simply move.
When you feel your heart begin to race or the divine click of the neon sign in your mind, flash YES! – take it as the only sign you need to move effortlessly in that direction. Go there. Try that avenue on for size. You can always turn around and follow the bread crumbs back to where you started from.
If you become enchanted by a song being sung in the distance and feel compelled to find out where it is coming from, then go. That is the power of your blood song pulsing through your veins, filling up your entire body and feeding your soul. Don’t try to silence the melody. Crank up the volume and go in search of the source. You will be singing sweetly in no time.
And if all is silent around you, except for the rise and fall of your breath, swim in the stillness as it echoes through your mind. Sit still. Your feet do not always need to move so quickly through life as if you are racing towards the finish line. Stop and drink the watercourse. Allow the calm of the day to satiate your thirst. Keep your eyes on the road, but don’t forget to enjoy the scenery. To bask in the interlude of your journey.
Then, when the light begins to fade and the darkness sets in, use your inner compass to lead the way as it shines towards the closing of another day. Whenever you feel me begin to slacken and your eyes begin to droop, wrap me up in your embrace. Cover me in a blanket of gratitude and bid me good-night. But don’t bury me under layers and layers of cloth. We have another day ahead of us tomorrow. More miles to travel. More stories to pen. And I have a feeling that I know exactly where we need to go.
Your Sacred Compass