Looking to the Wind ~ Using Choice and Power to Make Change.
Wind turbines are a great example of looking to the wind to make change. Think about the energy harnessed from the turning of those massive hands; it brings light to a dark room, after the light is switched on. It turns a cold oven hot, when the temperate knob moves from zero.
The wind in our own lives can bring helpful energy for change, in a similar way.
How do I know this?
Two memories come to mind:
The first was of me standing on a beach in Tofino, BC. The wind was wild, I opened my arms wide, and my jacket formed wings, the force of wind trapped by my “wings” lifted me up from the ground. I was exhilarated by the power and the space under my feet. A slight level of fear was also present. This felt experience grew my respect for wind and for the helping hand it offers. I began to deepen my relationship with this element, as a powerful friend that I can look to for guidance.
Another memory of wind as TEACHER, is from a time I was on a canoe trip with my husband. It was our second year anniversary. We set out on a bay of a large, open lake. When we paddled out of the bay the wind caught us, and the waves pushed up against the boat, splashing water over the sides. We had no idea that there was a strong wind, it came as a big surprise and yes fear, was again present. The wind and crashing waves, were a catalyst for team work. My husband and I yelled back and forth making a plan to get us close to a shoreline, tucked away from the wild winds. With synchronized strokes, counting them in 20's, looking ahead at our destination, we made it safely and swiftly to a shoreline.
How do I use these memories and my relationship with wind to help me change and listen to my own needs?
It was the felt experience of wind, that imprinted on my brain and cells. These imprints are part of who I am, they become lessons and felt templates that I can draw on when I need their power. When I feel the wind, see the leaves rustling from the wind, or watch the birds soar, I am reminded of how I have felt the power and motivation of wind. I can go back into these memories and pull forth the energy to apply to the present. Like in this moment, I am behind on getting this blog out and as I write it now, I feel the wind pushing at my back, with a message of "get it done", "you can do it!"
It is an abstract non-linear way of working with nature—the element of wind, in this case. We are multidimensional beings, and getting out of the logical and structured way of being, doing, seeing and thinking is of utmost importance. They do work together of course, however, the logical is much more prevalent in mainstream society, so it takes effort to bring the abstract creativity.
I love this! The tree shifted under the influence of wind. A clear image of the potential we can harness.
If you would like to deepen your relationship with wind and other natural elements in your life, to help you remember yourself or to motivate you to make change that is bubbling under the surface, I invite you to reach out for a consult with me or to find other teachers, guides or coaches, who are connected to Mama Earth and all her glory. The elements are truly a gift we have to honour.
If you would like a free consult with me, e-mail me at email@example.com or fill out my online form at margoleeburton.com. We can talk and I will share what I offer and if it is not a good fit, I will offer other suggestions to get you on track.