Please welcome our dear friend and our new contributing writer to Life’s Little Inspirations, Lance . We are very lucky that Lance has agreed to come from time to time and share his thoughts and inspirations with us here at LLI. Lance has been a blessing in my life for a very long time now and I know he will be a blessing to you as well. Thanks Lance!
“Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world.” ~ Brenda Peterson
Gallon jugs loaded in the car, we head out for a short drive. Five miles from home, down a country road and alongside a forested meadow…we come to a spring. Pure water flowing freely from the earth. Nothing fancy. A large inverted tub with a spout. A small dirt-covered area big enough for about two cars.
Over the last several years, this spot out off the beaten path, has become a regular stop for us. A source of fresh drinking water.
As I think about that today, I’m drawn into the flow of this water. It always flows, always moves. Sometimes it’s gushing out, other times not much more than a trickle. And then moving on, that which lands upon the earth.
Is not life like that ever-flowing spring?
In our daily lives, we are ever-flowing on this journey we are creating.
Envision with me, water bubbling up from the earth. Now, picture this: See that water as YOUR life…as your soul.
Your soul is you, at a deeper level.
When we open up our pores, to let that spirit within us out, to bubble up…that is the spring water of our life. It is us, at our purest, at our most raw, at our most real state.
Like drinking from earth’s spring water, letting our soul become us is like washing ourselves in our own real-ness…refreshing and renewing in that real ‘us’ that is there within.
This journey we are on…for each of us…is our soul, whatever part we are letting out, flowing out into the world. Like that spring water bubbling up from the earth, our soul bubbling out of our being leads us in many directions, as we move through the stream of our life.
Earth shares her springs with us, freely. And we are blessed with her pure water.
Let that spirit within you…your soul…bubble out. It’s you, at your most pure and real state, and it’s what adds so much beauty and life to your world. Just like that spring water, giving life to that which it touches, so you give life to yourself and all that you touch when your deep and true soul is let out, shared, and lived.
Be the real and amazing you that is there, within you!