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The Tightrope

The Tightrope

Dear Blessed One,

Are you hiding from your own Knowing?

You know that tug in the heart or the gut feeling you sometimes get when pondering something, the gentle undertone of some knowingness that is present?

That is innate wisdom guiding you, your higher self. What often happens though after we’ve been so wisely guided is the ego very quickly steps in, dredges up the past while analyzing what you’ve been guided to do (or not do), which invites doubt that then causes confusion, fogginess, or fear, and undermines the clarity you had just a moment ago.

See if you can recognize when this happens and say yes to your inner guidance.

Let go…
Let go…
Let go…
Life knows what it’s doing…let IT do it, and you rest.

When we listen deeply, it’s easy to tell the difference between ego and Guidance. Ego screams or demands and there is almost always fear or an emergency sense to its suggestions. Guidance gently points, and while resting with that, creative inspiration and ideas can arise that feel ‘right’ to move on.

When we listen to ego, things can get really messy very quickly (which can be a great way of teaching one to listen). When we listen to Guidance, there’s a sense of perfect unfoldment…a flow…no efforting.

The more we follow the gentle tug of our inner knowingness, the stronger our confidence in following that knowingness gets, and the more we’re able to trust when Life is showing us our next move.

It’s only F.E.A.R; false evidence appearing real. Because many of us have been trained to fear the unknown, often there is a lack of trust that we’re doing the “right” thing by just allowing Life to guide us.

Guidance is alive within – we only need heed it. Don’t take the bait when the mind lures you with potentially juicy story. The ego is just a frightened little creature that is very skilled at calling in many, many things from the past to keep us from moving forward.

I recall hearing this story of Charles Blondin who was the first person to cross a tightrope stretched 11,000 feet across the mighty Niagara Falls. He walked across, 160 feet above the falls, several times… each time with a different daring feat – once in a sack, on stilts, on a bicycle…

The crowd ooohed and aaahed as Blondin carefully walked across – one dangerous step after another – pushing a wheelbarrow holding a sack of potatoes.

Suddenly he stopped and asked the audience,

“Do you think I can carry a person across in this wheelbarrow?”

The crowd enthusiastically yelled, “Yes! You are the greatest tightrope walker in the world. We think you can!”

“Yes, but do you believe I can?” Blondin continued.

“Yes, absolutely! We believe you can!” the crowd answered.

“Yes, but do you truly have faith that I can?” Blondin countered.

“Yes, yes! We have faith, we do!” they all cheered.

“Okay,” said Blondin, “Who’s getting in the wheelbarrow?”

No one did. The crowd said they had faith but their actions proved they did not.

Say YES Love, even this. Nothing to fight. Nothing to screw up. It’s not possible. It’s just the ego gasping for breath and panting out words reminding you to play it safe! It’s okay, you’re held, you’re whole, you’re safe.

Faith is in the wheelbarrow, and it can carry you across the tightrope of life one breath, one moment, at a time.

Life is holding you and if you fall, it’s only because there’s something shiny there for you to pick up and share later.

Much Love and Blessings to You,


“Tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live. There is no other reality than present reality, so that, even if one were to live for endless ages, to live for the future would be to miss the point everlastingly.”
~Alan Watts