Well, that’s nice. But if the Wind is setting you free, what is it setting you free from?
What kind of prison are you in? See yourself in that prison, but not totally. For part of you is in that prison, and part of you is outside of that prison. See that other part of you outside of the prison. This other part of you has all the resources (has been given all the resources) to open that prison which your other self is in and is able to free your other self. So, free yourself, what are you waiting for?
There’s a phrase in Spanish – Le toca a ti. Or le toca a mi. When playing cards, it means, it’s your turn or it’s my turn. That is, it’s your turn to play or to deal – depending on the situation. And what’s that got to do with setting us free, you might ask. Well, le toca a ti means more than that just it’s your turn. No le toca a ti means it’s not your responsibility, or this one’s not yours. Yes, believe it or not, sometimes we take on too much responsibility. Sometimes we worry about things which we needn’t worry about. Sometimes we feel the need to stay informed about everything, when really there are only certain things that we need to stay informed about, or that we even really care about. Why do we need to stay informed about things which we don’t even care about? Directly translated, le toca a ti means this touches you. So, if something doesn’t touch you deeply, significantly, don’t worry about it. This one’s probably not yours.
Need help setting yourself free? This exercise might help.
Breathe deeply. In… Out … In… Out… Now let your thoughts drift toward your heart. Once you feel your thoughts in your heart, walk towards the back door of your heart and open it to let the wind in. Now as you breathe, as the wind enters the back of your heart, notice the tops of your heart flapping up and down – like wings. In… Out… Up… Down… Now you have wings. Now you may fly to freedom.
The beauty of this exercise is that no matter where it ends up, you’re always a little freer – even if your thoughts never even drop into your heart.
At times, we don’t let ourselves be free. We go out to play in the rain – so much fun playing in the rain! Then, we’re so attracted to the rain that we hold out our hand to catch a raindrop or two. Then we close our hand tight to hang onto those raindrops. But, we’re not designed to be able to hold onto raindrops, so they slip right through our fingers. Yet, we try again and again; over and over; convincing ourselves, that if we just clasp our hand tightly enough, we’ll be able to hang onto those raindrops. Yet, we never can; so we end up with rstyh syndrome (raindrops slipping through your hand syndrome). We weren’t designed to hang on; we were designed to let go. And we can only be free when we go with the nature of our design, not when we go against it.
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
“May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, danse, praise and love.
It is there for each and everyone of you.”
― Teresa de Avila