Well finally got on the road yesterday morning to Ashburton. I love the drive down there, I spent a lot of time in Ashburton when I was younger and my "Other Mum" very kindly has me down for readings which she arranges for me. Thanks "Other Mum!" XXX.
It was a completely chilly start from here though, lovely a -2 degree frost. In the early morning darkness, I head on my way. Severe talkings to the "frog" about good driving behaviour this weekend. I head over the motorway with music floating around me, I laugh because the radio is not on, it's spirit's early morning wake up call that we are "On the road again" Willie Nelson singing his heart out in my mind.
I glance sideways at my travelling companion, and cat eyes survey me back again. Hmm Tobias has made himself comfortable in the passenger seat, looks like I will have company for the trip as usual. I flick my eyes up to the rear vision mirror and snort. Yep, everyone is stuffed in the back seat as per normal! Hard to feel like you are alone when it looks like half the spirit world is in your car....
I sail through Rolleston and continue down towards my destination, the sun starts to rise behind me and the coldness of the morning intensifies, dusted at the edges with pinks as the sun starts to illuminate the mountains tipped with snow. Lord, it's a cold morning. Tobias draws my attention to the mountains on my left, the colours are beautiful, top of the mountains tipped in snow are being frosted with gold as the bottom of the mountains are nestled in pale pink candyfloss. It's beautiful. I comment to Tobias "It's not as beautiful as the off world colours though". "Maybe not" he comments, "but this is your reality and never forget that in being here on the journey in the physical is as beautiful as well".
I think about what he has said. You know we are not terribly grateful at times for the world we live in. At times we are not terribly grateful about much really. There is beauty everywhere in this world, if only we take the time to see it. Beauty in the laughter of a child, the warmth of a smile. Simple kindnesses are full of beauty. I have seen people hug one another and their colours mingle and intensify with the warmth of the hug, the colours in harmony and rejoicing at both the contact but the exchange of love.
I look at the white frost on the fields through the car window and think about the fact that the frost has frozen everything, the ground, the grass, trees. Inside the frost, all of these things, living creatures are just waiting, waiting for the sun to rise and warm the day up and then they will continue as before.
You know, maybe we need to take a leaf out of that experience. At lot of the time where I live people are very preoccupied. Worried about family, worried about friends, where they are living, afraid of what may come. Tobias tells me that worrying in advance is futile, it wastes valuable time that is right in front of you. Also like the frost, these shakes and movements of the earth will pass, we need to be a bit more pro-active in our thinking. Yes, it was shaky, yes it was scary, yes we had no control over it nor do have control over it. But like the seasons, all these things will pass.
Thinking ahead is fine, but do it in a pro-active way. Have your plans, contingency plans, in place. Have meeting spots arranged in case the phones go down again. Do a test run, see what works for you, make it fun for the kids an adventure. With the changes of the earth plane, our children take these more in their stride than we do, teach them to be practical and philosophical. Children spend more time in the moment than we do, take a leaf from them. Come back into the moment and start to enjoy more, you are still here, it's where you are meant to be. Practically, get your plan A, B, C, D, E, F & G into place, then it will give you some piece of mind as well. There is nothing we can do to stop the world moving and evolving, I suggest instead of sitting in fear, we move and evolve with her.
Like the frost, things will change, the world will change, evolve and grow. I watch the countryside start to glow in the richness of the gold of the morning light. It really hasn't changed that much our world, she's not against us, with the passage of time, like the frost, the shakes will come and go and we like the grasses and the trees, will continue on as well. Tobias winks at me from the passenger seat and I beam a smile at him, bright as the morning sun. There is heaps still to be done, experienced and accomplished. I dunno about you, but I'm here to stay, this is home, and like all experiences, this one too will pass.