Waiting for the Wave
Being psychic can be a strange experience.
One night when I lived in Los Angeles I was out with a few friends at a local bar. We were chatting and out of nowhere I turned to the bartender and asked when he was leaving for Fiji. He shook his head and asked me, rather confused. “Do I know you?”
I had pulled an “oops”. Sometimes, without knowing it, spirit talks to me and I think that I’ve had a conversation with the person, when in fact we’ve never met. I try to keep this at a minimum to avoid freaking people out. I’ve learned to ask questions.
This guy was in a similar place to my client Pete. He didn’t know what to do, if he should go, there were a few variables…
He was a surfer. I asked him what he did after he paddled out on his board. “I wait for the wave” he replied.
I smiled and waited. He nodded and got it instantly.
But I couldn’t help myself… teasing. “So you don’t wonder what you can do to make the wave come, or if there ever will be another wave in your lifetime or if…”
He waved for me to stop – laughing. Then shrugged as he wiped down the bar. “It always comes if you wait long enough.”
When we are lost, the key is to wait it out. I’m not talking about doing nothing.
I’m saying that after we make our request, we have to ask the universe to show us what to do next.
I often add – and make it a billboard so I don’t miss it.
There is another part to the surf analogy; when you ride a wave that is the only zone you can be in. You must be there. Be present. Your entire being must be in it.
We are always doing the best we can in any given moment but remember this: even for a surfer no one can expect to be in balance at all times. Life is about being out of balance and stepping back into it.
Remember no matter what is going on in your life – you must determine which part you are in to get yourself into the zone:
- Turning the board into position?
- Did you just miss a huge wave?
- Scrambling to catch a wave?
- Catching a wave?
- Wiping out?
- Riding the wave?
- Coming into shore?Here’s how to bring yourself into alignment no matter which step you are on:
If you are paddling, that is where you are. Focus on the next intended action. Keep paddling.
Getting into position?
You may be changing directions and not sure how to do this next part. This is change.
Miss the Wave?
Oh, if only you had been ready then: forget this part. Wasted time. That was not your wave, not your moment. “If I had bought that property five years ago…” Well, you didn’t. Timing is everything. Again, accept that wasn’t your wave.
Slow down. Take stock. Is this the right moment? Check for tiepos. Mistakes that make you look unprepared. If you feel a panic right now, you may be trying to gain momentum in something that is already passed.
Catching a Wave
Sometimes we confuse excitement with worry. Check within. Where are you? What are you truly feeling? Get excited. This is your moment.
How many surfers wipe out and then vow to never, ever, ever get back on that board again? Because they will never let THAT happen to them? Yeah, go ahead and chuckle.
Riding the Wave
Smile, enjoy and have fun. Feel the exhilaration of this time. Be in the moment. You are in the zone… reward and enjoy.
Coming into shore?
How will you step off your board? Will you fall? Crash? Land gently? Go back out? Take a break?
No matter what phase you are in, there is a different approach to each. It is easy to see that waiting for the wave is the place to do nothing but meditate. This is when the universe is soon going to send you someone or something that will get you up and running again.
And take heart. This is a cycle we are all on. And once you know where you are you can determine what to “do.” Each place has a very real action.
Rest assured that you are in motion, even if it doesn’t feel like it.