I went searching for northern lights last night. It is on my bucket list to see northern lights and I know I will one day. Last night I experienced a glimpse of them. They were not noticeable with the naked eye but a picture was able to capture it a little. Although I could not see them with my eyes I know I could feel them, coming down from the sun and lighting up my body with all the goodness the sun has to offer.
One of my favourite things to do is to look at the night sky. There is so much going on up there. Most people don’t give it a thought or take the time to experience it. They take it for granted that the sky is there. Think about it. The stars, planets, moon, sun, solar system, have been following the same path for a very, very long time. They all have a trajectory they follow. There is movement but also a constant that comes from the universe. We are a part of that universe, we are the universe. Do we have a trajectory that we follow? Is there movement as well as a constant that is a part of us? A set pattern that we move through?
Life is so much more than the daily routine that we tend to find ourselves in. The bubble we stay in so we feel safety, does it really keep us safe? There are so many possibilities available to us, yet I believe that there is also a constant there as well. The constant of the stars, the sun, the moon, the planets and their predictability. As a start, why not make the depths of the sky the top of our safety bubble? Then maybe one day we won’t feel the need for the bubble at all. Our life would be so expansive – imagine what you could do and experience instead of getting caught up in the day to day drama.
I think back to what I thought was important 20 years ago, 10 years ago even a month ago. Most of those things were not important at all. They got me caught up in drama – kept me stuck – and used up a lot of my precious energy. Some were important and still are and I know the difference because instead of feeling drained when I think about them my heart feels full.
So from northern lights, to reflecting on the universe, to taking a different look at my safety bubble I leave you with this exercise to do on today’s blog. Whatever you are experiencing right now, reflecting on, using lots of mind power, talking about to others about - put that in your mind and breathe for a second. Is it filling up your heart or is it draining energy away from you? Is it feeling expansive? Or is it feeling contracting? Let that guide you through your day.
Are you living an expansive life?