"I suggest you try again..."

Obe One spoke to me, as I was driving along the Truckee River the other day, I swear.

The river’s current was carrying me towards my destination – with a Spotify playlist creating the perfect soundtrack – and I was flipping through mental snapshots of my life in 2017.

“What do I need to know from all this to create my next steps?” I wondered. Images gathered like debris caught in the folds of the riverbed, aching to coalesce, alchemize, and break free to flow again within the divine intelligence already aligned within me...

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Coming in pure and cool, the river metaphor opened up further in my mind. I saw myself floating in the sinuous waters and considered: have I really – fully – let go of the river’s edge? I’ve come a long way, letting go of so much, certainly. “But perhaps,” the quiet voice in my head said, “you can let go all the way this time, trusting in a full surrender. You know –

“Flow free.”

I saw it, then – I sensed how many times, how many ways I have almost gone all the way.  But instead, at the last moment, I held onto some semblance of what I’ve known, what I’ve been taught, what someone else said – my fingers tangled with random branches, grasses, a broken heavy stump, or whatever I could reach as I passed just to slow myself down a bit, to feel in control of the massive shifts in the currents – rather than letting go into the exhilarating freedom of a euphoric faith in Life.

Yet the whispered, consistent request still comes, “All the way, Sweet One!” 

As if to punctuate this, suddenly – within the song playing I’d never heard before – Obe One Kanobi broke in, saying quite crisply:

“I suggest you try it again. Only this time let go of your conscious self, and act on instinct.”

I almost slammed on the breaks, stunned by this collusion from the outside with my thoughts inside. This message wanted all the way in! Instead I guffawed (cuz, you know, guffawing is AWESOME). This life is a movie, projected within the mind, and being 3-D-ed to make it seem more real. And. Exactly. 

Try again.

Let go, all the way.

And, Act from Within the Heart of the Flow.

(link: Aatlas, “Sunset Over Manaan”)