We wake each day in the unknown.
Surrounding ourselves with the familiar, even habitual, makes it seem like we live in a predictable reality. We might rise at the same time each day, make ourselves what seems like the same cup of coffee, and head out, on the same route, to work. We expect slight differences in our day — who we run into on the way to work, what meetings we attended, or tasks we work on. But the vast proportion for most of us, can seem routine, if not downright repetitive.
In general, we humans seem to like it this way. We seem to be happier knowing what comes next, rather than the other way around, so we seem to fill our lives with reminders of the routine - in essence, reminders of who we are, in the safety of knowing what comes next.
We don’t seem so happy with the surprises: unexpected visitors (“I didn’t clean up!”), sudden changes in schedule, news of illness or death, wifi outages, freak storms, etc. Depending on the news or event, we can be thrown dramatically off of our center. If we’re grasping hard to our routine, even the coffee shop being out of our favorite muffin can throw off our whole day.
We have lulled ourselves into the illusion that we exist in a world that we control. And we have lost sight of the actual reality that each day, and in fact, each moment, is new beyond our imagination.
On cellular level, there are approximately 200 billion new cells in your body since yesterday. On a cosmic level, our solar system is hurtling through space at a speed of 200 km/sec, so in any given moment, we are located at a new point in the galaxy. We are taking in new breath and everything we see is bathed in new light that has never reached the planet before.
On cellular & molecular levels, we are living in a sea of completely uncharted territory. 99% of our actual reality is brand new, and yet our comfort leads us over and over again back to the familiar.
Are we too afraid to admit that we live in the unknown? If we want to come into greater alignment with Life (as it actually is, and not as we imagine it to be), we have to be willing to face uncertainty. We have to be willing to welcome the possibility that things may not be the way we had envisioned.
This doesn’t mean living each day, waiting for something awful to happen out of the blue. On the contrary, it means opening our eyes each morning in wonder. We awake to a new world, new possibilities, new opportunities, new resonances, that were not available before. The reality that Creation has shifted dramatically since yesterday means that you, as a part of Creation, can open to see and experience so much more Life!
We can come to expect, and yes even welcome the unexpected as part of the natural flow of Creation. We get to realize that Life is in charge. And while we can even enjoy some familiar paths during the day, we are not chained to them as part of our identity. We will not ‘crash and burn’ just because things change.
One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to befriend the Unknown. Let Creation in you meet Creation as it arises in & around you.
How will you choose to wake up tomorrow morning? The Mystery awaits……