To set into motion great magic one must take a risk and like the widow’s mite, risk is always relative. What to the outside observer may seem a small step may in fact be something that requires a degree of courage that outsider cannot even imagine. In our gut each of us knows what cost must be paid to unleash the magnificence awaiting us.
This past Thursday I took just such a risk releasing my comfortable, guaranteed paycheck for the opportunity to devote my full time and attention to The Ancient Wisdom, of which this blog and my Biodanza practice are strands. I released the security, and stagnancy, of a known source of abundance for the freedom, and fear, of trusting the Great Mystery to use the small hollow bone of me for Its own purposes, and in a way more in line with the person I have become.
For each of us the trick is always in discerning the difference between our dear friend, Saturnian Practicality, and wily foe, Scarcity Mentality. In the fog of decision war we cannot always tell them apart! That distinction between Saturn calmly and wisely expressing concern for our finding our next meal and having a roof over our heads versus the ever so slightly trembling voice of Scarcity suggesting we’ll have neither if we take that leap, can be very subtle indeed. The correct answer lies always in our gut and NOT in our head. The monkey mind is a trickster hell bent on keeping us in fear, keeping us from stepping into our full, shining, glorious destinies of loving service. The big risk that sets into motion the great magic will arise from a visceral sensation words can never capture. We simply know it when we feel it.
When we do leap the Universe will conspire to open doors for us. As astrologer Steven Forrest once reminded me in a reading, the Universe is not random. There is a synchronicity, a coherent energetic flow that when followed opens the portal to opportunities we never dared imagine.
How about you? What big risk tugs at your heart? Flutters in your sacral, your instinctive center, source of your best and wisest decisions? Yes, that! What you just now so subtly (or not) felt move across your awareness. What is it you long to do but cannot do unless something holding you back is first released? That which makes you most come alive is, as Howard Thurman so famously wrote, is what the world needs.
Remember, the magnitude of risk is always relative. Only the one who is about to leap knows the depth of the plunge. Take it anyway. Take the Fool’s step off the cliff knowing the wings for flight will appear just when you most need them. Scarcity, get thee behind me. Destiny, open your arms to my trusting self.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman