Time to Push Off


It has been just about a month since the car accident.  I have another week and a half with the splint, but this is my last blog referencing the accident.  I am ready to move on.  This poem provided by my life coach beautifully illustrates what I intend to do.  

Margaret Wheatley writes about The Hopi Elders prophecy in her book, Perseverance. She received it directly from Fireweed Eagle Woman, a “pipe carrier,” in March 2009.
Here is a river flowing now very fast.

It is so great and swift that there are those

who will be afraid, who will try

to hold on to the shore.

They are being torn apart and

will suffer greatly.

Know that the river has its destination.

The elders say we must let go of the shore.

Push off into the middle of the river,

and keep our heads above water.

And I say, see who is there with you

and celebrate.

At this time in history,

we are to take nothing personally,

least of all ourselves,

for the moment we do,

our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over.

Gather yourselves.

Banish the word struggle from your attitude

and vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done

in a sacred manner and in celebration.

For we are the ones we have been waiting for.

My coach asked me this question and now I ask you:  Are you willing to push off into the river?

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