As I sit and ponder what might be the direction of my life and that of the planet it occurred to me to look at where I’ve come from. Where was I just a few years ago? Where am I now? What is it that I really want to reel into my future? What is it that I dream of happening that would make my life, and the world a better place?
As I look at these questions I realize that well, first of all I’m writing. I’m writing of my experiences and perhaps those of many others. That in itself is something that I’ve thought of doing for a long time but haven’t done. Second as I look at where I was just 5 years ago I see how very different I am now. I have gone from a marriage and a job that were unsatisfying and left me feeling closed, trapped, and unfulfilled. I was angry, stressed and reactionary. The road from there to here has been amazingly hard and many times I wasn’t sure I‘d make it. I did. I’m here now and I can now see that all that I have endured has been such a blessing. The situations that have occurred and that I have gotten through make me think of the scene in Lord of The Rings “The Two Towers” where Frodo offers the ring to the lady of the wood and she passes the test. I have passed through fire and still I am here.
The oceans of our lives are filled with wonder. We swim with currents and flow within the directions that seem to take us from one place to another. Starting out as pure and innocent we grow and learn as we make our way through life. Life seems easy but when we try to swim against the current. Learning as we go we find that it is so much easier just to go with the flow.
Keeping the goal and the vision in sight has been and is the way through. In the midst of utter chaos keeping the vision of where I want to be has been what has gotten me here now. It is what will get me to where I want to go in the future too.
When I envision what I want to create now I now realize that it will be much easier if I use the tools in my tackle box. I have discovered that I am a divine creator and that I am more that I had realized. I have an assortment of resources to call upon for help at any time. I can choose which thoughts to focus on and which to let go of. I now see the effectiveness of how each thought pans out. Those that are not loving of myself and others have not and will not catch any fish, at least none worth keeping. I can now clearly see the fish I want to hook. I can now see the life I want to live. It is a marvelous and amazing thing of beauty and worthy of the greatest fish story that has ever been. I’ve been fishing for a dream and now that I have the right bait all I have to do is reel the future in.