This is the End + Being Adrift

I keep thinking “I can’t believe this year is almost over.” It hasn’t really gone my way. It’s been a bit of a difficult year, but the last few months have been pretty wonderful creative-wise, and for a creative person, that’s such an important thing to have in life. Especially when it comes to having a business that runs on your creativity.

Today I pulled a card for myself from Lucy Cavendish’s Oracle of the Mermaids to represent this last bit of the year. What do I have to pay attention to? What message do I need to embrace right now in my life?

Sometimes you have to let yourself drift.

Oh it’s so hard to relinquish control. It drives me crazy to even think about letting go even a little bit, but if there’s anything I’ve learned from my anxiety it’s that letting go of control is sometimes essential. If only so that you don’t stress yourself out and run yourself ragged.

This card teaches us that it’s beautiful and humbling to float with the waves and the tides and know that you are safe. So often we think of it as disempowering to let go of control, and sometimes it is, but when we consider all aspects of setting ourselves adrift, of letting go with purpose, and going with the flow, we can examine that to intentionally allow ourselves to do so does give us power.

There is sense in making no effort at all.

Especially after going through a tough or stressful time. Allowing the tides and the waves to set your course can be beautiful and humbling. It can lead you to places that you might not otherwise go.

I think that this is a good reminder for me. I just finished riding this huge wave or creativity and drive and now it feels right to just let myself be. I don’t have to force anything, I’m just allowing myself to flow. A moment-by-moment acceptance of what is right now. Allowing myself to be gently moved by the natural energy that’s moving all around me.

It’s good stuff.

Share this intention with me.

Is there a way that you can add flow to your life? How can you follow the path of least resistance in a way that will nourish you? That’s what I want you to think about today.

How are you setting yourself adrift?