A Broken Wing
"This is LOVE: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." ~Rumi
For all of my life, I thought I had a broken wing. I played safe. I stood still. I circled with the crowd. I stayed grounded. I was lacking in bold. I was lost in the absence of thought. I became the nothingness. I drank to avoid feeling anything and everything. I ignored the calling of my soul because I felt unworthy of God granting me anything more.
One day, while in a dull trance, I allowed myself to lean too far over the edge. It was as if I purposely pushed myself off the cliff of mediocrity. Instantly, with no turning back, I was thrust into a fully awakened free fall. I thrashed about for a moment then succumbed to the exhilarating intensity of being ripped away from the outdated version of my soul that stubbornly resisted moving into the space of consciousness.
I used to be so fearful of the wind and the flexibility that is required to navigate the power it is capable of producing. I saw the wind as something elusive that threatened how I would tumble through my days while choosing to stay unconscious. I was aloof to the many weighted thoughts that were creating the heaviness that kept pulling me down. While in free fall, I lost myself. I acrobatically flew in limitless possibilities. I touched freedom while in flight. I let go. I was in the spiritual state of free-fall.
The wind is stretching and strengthening my wings. My thoughts are light. My angle of attack is evenly balanced. My soul is lofty. I am determined to stay the course that my soul-compass has loosely charted for my highest good. I must be alive in the movement. I must have faith in the wings that are carrying me further into the space of self-awareness and intuitiveness. I gain wisdom in flight as I can see so much more. I trust the force that is effortlessly guiding me. I am flying.
I am free. I touch the sky and I dive into the sea. I glide along the shore and I plunge deeply into the depths of desiring more. I am grounded within in the energy of Gaia's thriving core, but I also soar beyond the vastness of her sky. I fear not. I cannot be harmed. I will never die. I am hungry for life and push my powerful wings to take me higher. I travel to where I see the truth of who I was meant to be.
Life has a way of yielding to my deepest desires. I choose to let the forces of wind take me beyond what I once thought was possible. I've flown from the soul-sickness that kept me in the nest of lack, limits, and deprivation. I aim to reach the highest realms of life as one with my creator. I unequivocally sync with source beyond the veil of a broken wing.
"Leap and the net will appear." ~John Burroughs