Wandering and Wondering … Further Along the Labyrinth

So many people are going through massive shifts right now! It seems like every single person I know, whether friend, family, client or remote acquaintance has found their ordinary world collapsing and reorganizing in February and even more so this week. Welcome to the whirlwind! I actually read that the devastating February 27th earthquake in Chile shifted the earth’s axis in such a way that days have sped up. No surprise there. Well, at least not to me … everyone seems frazzled lately, and intensities continue to climb.

On the positive front: those intensities seem to be pointing towards people’s dearest hopes and dreams coming to fruition. I have lost track of the number of people I know who have recently encountered or reencountered their “twin flame.” The implications of so many people finding and generating so much unconditional love at the same time are huge. I find this extremely encouraging for everyone, because energy works kind of like a rocket leaving the gravitational pull of the earth. We just need “enough” to push through the old restraints. The more people pulsing with massive amounts of pure love, the faster we, as a planet, will shift.

I also know so many clients, friends and loved ones poised on the precipice of changes for which they’ve prayed seemingly forever. Many had long ago lost hope of ever seeing these changes come to fruition, and yet, they have suddenly reappeared on the radar. Money seems to be the remaining holdup, but I see that shifting soon for a lot of people, too.

So … what to do during the waiting period? Ah, what to do? Two of my favorite and most productive things to recommend sound least productive:

wander and wonder.

There’s actually a song called, “I Wonder as I Wander,” that used to haunt me as a child. Whatever your religion, though, wondering and wandering under the sky can provide keen insights into all sorts of difficult concerns.

The act of wandering, moving aimlessly, puts you in touch with the world in ways our left brain doesn’t recognize. When a client feels stuck I often suggest they take a walk in the woods. Barring the availability of woods, though, a “wander” through familiar territory can bring similar synchronicities and clarity. The key is to let your legs lead the way. Listen to nudges telling you to turn right or left, and don’t let your mind convince you otherwise. Before I wander, I always say a little prayer that I be led exactly where I need to be in any given moment. And boy, do the synchronicities come!

Wondering makes a fine companion to wandering, but you can also practice them separately. Taken together, they bring the mind into alignment with the body, inviting even greater transformation and insight. The words “I wonder” are themselves very powerful because they present a challenge to the subconscious mind. Saying, “I wonder what would happen if …” and then adding in your dearest hope or dream, sets your subconscious working on how such a thing could come to pass. Your subconscious will work on that conundrum morning, noon and night, constantly running that as a background program until it finds some sort of solution, rational, magical or otherwise. If you really want something, wonder how it would feel to have it! Wonder how it may come to pass! Wonder how glorious and surprising your life can be. 🙂

I spent yesterday wondering and wandering around Hyde Park. I had not ventured onto the University of Chicago campus in almost fourteen years, despite having now lived in Hyde Park for a few weeks. Yesterday felt like the right day to do so. I set out with several questions, a sunny afternoon and an open mind and heart. Holy synchronicities! I always have a lot, but wow. It felt very healing to stroll down memory lane. On a fun note, the U of C presents a fun place to wander, with its Gothic architecture and interconnected, labyrinthian hallways. I don’t know how anyone knows where they’re going, but if you’re not attached to a particular destination, the experience feels enchanting rather than frustrating. Perhaps a good lesson for life.

I’m in a whimsical mood, so I’ll leave you with a few quotes from “It’s a Wonderful Life”:

Jimmy Stewart (George): What do you want, Mary? Do you want the moon? If you want it, I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down for you. Hey! That’s a pretty good idea! I’ll give you the moon, Mary.

Donna Reed (Mary Hatch Bailey): I’ll take it! Then what?

Jimmy Stewart (George): Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve see, and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair… am I talking too much?

Many blessings through your wanderings and wonderings!

Laura

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Giacinta on March 5, 2010 at 9:20 am

    It’s magical that no matter how near or far you are geographically you’re always right here! 🙂 I’m glad we’re all in this together and what you’ve shared really helps a lot! My being in the space that you’ve described for many gives me hope! 🙂 Thanks for being such a beacon of strength, hope and inspiration! With love and gratitude. Giacinta ❤

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