I’ve been thinking a lot about travel agents. They’re mentioned in travel articles in the New York Times, USA Today, etc. where they discuss their advantage and how they can make our journeys so much easier in this somewhat complicated, crazy making time. To let an agent arrange your plans, make the reservations, take care of your baggage, and be at your beck and call if something gets messed up in the airport or at your destination is very helpful, taking away much of the worry and stress. The trip seems more doable and opens up the world to someone who may hold back because of feelings of insecurity and concerns for safety. An agent can smooth out your path.
In the same way, I’ve thought about travel agents for our spirits. We souls are traversing some difficult and challenging terrain here while growing individually and progressing as a species, moving through the unknowns of the changing energetic fields on the planet. We need our spirit travel agent to help with our transitions.
So just how do you get in touch with your agent? Simple…just let go.
Oh, I know, easier said than done. But no it’s not. Letting go, releasing is the opposite of doing or thinking. Breathing into the issue, and releasing it on the exhale is simple. Easy. The challenging part is our resistance. Resistance is what makes up our boundaries. And of course, boundaries can be useful at times, even necessary, especially if they are flexible and adaptable. But where there is issue is when the boundaries become walls made of inflexible globules of habit and fear. We don’t really need them, but create them anyway.
The walls of fear are inflexible and keep you boxed into a confined space where you’re limited in how much you can be in touch with the flow of energy. On the other hand, when you are allowing and trusting, you are letting your spiritual travel agent take you on the trip. At these times, things will come to you, almost magically! Synchronicities become a daily occurrence. You are one with the river and its movement. It is so easy! I have more and more days when it is like that. But old neuropathways like to push through to the surface and the ego likes to take control and be on top; it doesn’t give up its power easily.
So on those days it’s helpful to remember and ask yourself: Do you really believe that you are loved by Spirit, God/Goddess/ the Universe, that you are being taken care of? It gets down to trusting Spirit. Do you? Do you really? Or do you feel you have to manipulate what is coming through for you? Do you have to help something along to make it happen?
There is a difference between not trusting and making something happen and trusting spirit and allowing it to happen. It might look like the same action from the outside, but it’s not. Fear is the foundation for the “not trusting and making something happen” scenario which is also the energy that builds up walls. Love is the foundation for the “trusting spirit and allowing it to happen” scenario and allows for the free flow of creativity and spirit.
It may take a fairly constant reminder to stay in that place of trust. Remember, resistance comes from fear. Resistance builds up that wall, which keeps us locked into the negativity. The key for release from this conundrum is found in the breath. (A teacher of mine, Sonia Choquette, shares this technique for getting back in your heart. ) Take a deep breath, open your mouth and let the breath out in an “ahhh” sound. Repeat as long as needed. Then smile. Fake the smile if you must. (The act of smiling releases endorphins in your system.) This will help connect you to your heart and the trust that you are indeed being directed and shown the way by your Spirit guide, your spiritual travel agent.
Put yourself in the hands of your Spirit. It will carry your baggage and lay out your journey, giving you lots of wonderful surprises and magical side trips, which if you were to have planned things by yourself you would have never known to take and you would have missed. When you trust your spiritual travel agent, you feel confident that you are going to have a miraculous, synchronistic trip! All you have to do is put one foot in front of the next because everything is already taken care of for you. All you need to do is just show up!
Enjoy the ride!