So, today I'm riding the subway into my tiny office in the city, and I see a well dressed man across the way. He's got a distinctly funky cool style, kind of an urban safari thing going on. I look at the necklace he's wearing and it's a big gold Ganesha. Hmm. Love that pachyderm deity. After all, he is the Lord of Success and the great Remover of Obstacles. Truly, I have a sweet little yellow statue of Mr. Ganesha on my window sill at home.
Okay universe. Ganesha, remover of obstacles. Noted. Thank you. More please.
I come out of the subway into the bustle, and I'm making my way up 6th Avenue. There are a hundred people on the sidewalk, but something catches my eye. Floating just above the melee is a gigantic dragonfly. What? He is gorgeous, all sparkles and light. Hovering over me, leading the way. I can't remember the last time I've ever seen a dragonfly in the city. And I've been here nearly 12 years.
Alright universe. Touché. I hear you loud and clear. Dragonfly medicine. After a quick perusal online I find that the dragonfly teaches us to pierce through our self-made illusions so we can get on with the changes we've been avoiding but we know are necessary.
Yes. Uh huh. Got it. So you're saying I should stop worrying so much and just put this blog out there already. Get on with it. It's time to start busting through a bunch of this illusory crap that I'm blatantly putting in my own way. Perfectionism, self-doubt, and scarcity included.
It's time to open up, see the signs for what they are, trust a little more, and begin. Let's do this!
Is it weird to gather instruction from the universe via insects and necklaces? Possibly. But, my thinking is- If it speaks to you, if you are conscious of the lesson, if you are improved after witnessing it, then why the hell not?
At the risk of sounding too terribly woo-woo and new agey (as if the Hindu gods and spirit animal speak didn't already clue you in), the title of this post is precisely what my higher self told me in a recent meditation I had. "You are perfect. Have fun." Can there possibly be any better advice than that? I really can't think of any. You are perfect. As you are. There's nothing you need to add to yourself to make you enough. You already are. Even your imperfections are golden. And for the love of all that is good in the world, Have some g-d FUN already! Really. This life is what you make of it. "A daring adventure, or nothing at all."*
All these little magical clues floating through the air, riding on the subway, stuffed in your subconscious... they're all there to help you along. All you have to do is pay attention, trust yourself, and have fun.
Okay universe, I'm wide open. Ready to see where this daring adventure will take me next.
Oh, and Thank you. More please.
*The original quote by the extraordinarily amazing Helen Keller is here: "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."