Today the Sun rose earlier
I woke up this morning at 4:45ish. I noticed that the sky was unusually light for this time of day. I decided to stay in bed a little longer, even though I was fully awake. I just thought it was too early to start the day. By the time I got out out of bed (5:30), the sun had already lit up the whole sky.
I thought finally today was going to be a bright sunny day. A nice change from the mostly overcast mornings of this summer. I love the early wake ups. I can lounge more. I can take my time going through my morning ritual. I can allow myself to play in my imagination a little longer. And I did all of these things. It was luxurious.
The True Time
When I went downstairs, I passed by the kitchen clock which said it was 8:44. I doubled back and sure enough that’s what time it said. I went downstairs to my computer and it was confirmed. It was 2 hours later than I thought it was!
I felt totally disoriented. I had anchored my day’s plan to my clock and when I realized the time was wrong, I felt untethered and ungrounded. In retrospect, there were clear signs that argued with the time on the clock. Yet still I believed the clock over my body.
The Elephant Rope
The interesting thing is that I spent a great deal of time yesterday morning looking up the source of the story about the elephant and the rope which was about how our old limiting beliefs can create false boundaries. This is the version I came across most. (I still have not found the source of this story so if anyone knows it, please get it touch.)
“As a man who was visiting the circus was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. The trainer told him …
‘when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.’
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.”
The Universe orchestrated a direct experience of the Elephant Rope for me this morning. I was tied to the belief that the numbers on the clock were the absolute authority of time and were to be believed over my own body. I completely ignored the signs which were “clear as day”, believing instead the digital box which has been wrong more times than I can count.
So how do we move past the limitations of the mind and tap into the inner wisdom of the body and heart?
There are many paths to re-learning how to trust ourselves. Reconnecting with nature is one of the simplest and most beautiful ways to re-attune to our natural rhythms. When we are in sync with our bodies, self trust comes naturally.
Stretching past Possibilities
Holding or being near crystals and stones instantly reconnects us with nature. This happens spontaneously, whether there is intention behind it or not. But doing so purposefully strengthens the connection. If you would like, the stone beings can even help you to stretch even further past what you currently believe is possible.
Crystals have a multi-dimensional consciousness. They live in a space that is beyond physical boundaries. If we are open, they can show us how to tap into the truth of our potential. It doesn’t matter whether the rope that defines our boundaries are ones we created for ourselves or we stay stuck because we were told that this is as far as we can go. Attuning to the expansive frequency of crystals, we can see how to look beyond the illusion of false limitations.