I’d like to share my dream from last night with you:
I was standing in the water of Lake Yarinacocha, in the tiny village on Neva Luz, Peru where I journeyed with Madre Ayahuasca last summer. Peru, and perhaps a return trip to the Amazon, has been on my mind frequently these days.
I recalled a story I’d heard while visiting, about how increasing levels of pollution in this beautiful place make it harder and harder for local fishermen to catch enough to feed their families, much less others.
In the dream, light began to flow out of me as I stood waist-high in the lake, orange and blue-white, crackling like lightning into the water. I knew then that this light went everywhere, out of the lake, into the Amazon River, into the oceans of Gaia…merging and playing and dancing with water everywhere along its evolutionary path. Eventually, I became water, the rush of it and the stillness of it.
Looking back on this dream as I write these words, what appeared to be a dream about healing the earth’s waters also becomes a profound realization of water teaching me to see it’s true and innate perfection, to shift my vision for a moment, to come up higher.
More and more I’m realizing the importance of flexibility on this journey–the ability to surf, to shift, to bend when necessary and to constantly come up higher. To see it as a spiral instead of a straight or even curved line. To let go of absolute truths, or there being a “right” way to do anything. To work simultaneously from levels where healing is necessary and levels of perfection.
These recent tumultuous times have taught me to embrace all of what is. I’ve been in acceptance mode this week, shifting into gratitude mode. I’ve been slow, easy, kind and gentle with myself. Though a part of me would like to say that the waters will be eternally calm from now on, I have a feeling that calm waters in these changing times aren’t what any of us signed up for. But this I know: in the stillness of a quiet rainfall and amidst the rocky waves, my center remains bright. Strong and eternally sturdy.