“Leap & the net will appear!”
Developing the courage and trust “muscles” to follow the signs and listen to your instincts is necessary, yet not always easy, as you leap into the unknown. I often hesitated and questioned with doubt and fear whether my choices were crazy, or Divinely guided as my Edgewalker journey magically unfolded. What if I made a mistake? Could I ever go back? What was on the other side of my decision? Would I be OK?
I recalled a scene from one of the Indiana Jones movies where actor Harrison Ford is running on a path through the jungle being chased by angry and frightening natives. As he reaches the ledge on the end of the cliff he looks down and sees a deep, dark chasm. He has a choice to either turn back and be ravaged by the natives who are determined to kill him, or take a leap of faith into the unknown, trusting that the he will be miraculously saved by some unseen force. Being the brave warrior that he is, Indiana Jones chooses the scary unknown, takes a step, and magically a path appears under his feet. He walks safely over the abyss to the other side, to his future. The path then disappears so the angry “natives” cannot chase him. He is saved!
I am so inspired by the symbolism of this scene (thank you Steven Spielberg!) My take away is that BECAUSE he took a leap of faith and chose the path unknown, life, the Universe responded and provided a new path, guiding him to safety, his future, himself. If we choose we can co-create with the Divine, our Higher Selves & deep intuitive wisdom. We can leave behind whatever is scary and sometimes familiar. My Edgewalker Journey to my authentic Self, to my future and new life, often involved blindly stepping into places, relationships and situations where my rational, resistant and intellectual mind thought I was crazy.
However, since I was and continue to be committed to cultivating and practicing with patience and awareness the Edgewalker qualities, my courage and trust “muscles” have strengthened over time. Most of us have the seeds of these ‘qualities’ in us, but some people more naturally have been able to develop and integrate them.
As we approach the New Year 2018 I invite you to commit to your personal evolution, take a leap of faith and step into your new year and the new you, waiting to be birthed and expressed. Because YOU matter, the “net” will appear to support you. You are worth it!
Here are the Edgewalker Qualities to support your magical journey in 2018 and beyond!
1. Self Awareness
Awareness of your thoughts, values, and behavior, and a commitment to spend time in self-reflection with the goal of becoming a better person.
An intense focus on your purpose or the use of your gifts in a way that adds value to your life and the world.
A commitment to live in alignment with your core values, to align your words and your behavior, and to keep your word.
The gift of being able to see what others cannot – possibilities, trends, the future, guidance from the spiritual world.
A joyful sense of fun and creativity, and an ability to keep everything in perspective.