The Bridge: Embracing Change with Intuitive Support
Photo of the St John's Bridge by Natalie Chaney
I can see the bridge now. And, it’s beautiful: expansive, green, a huge glorious link between where I am and where I’m going.
I turn left onto what looks like a dead-end, and the road narrows so that it becomes two lanes, one each way.
It looks mysterious, with a grove of fir trees on each side. There's light and trees, and I feel my body get ready for the change.
I know this road, and I feel good: triumphant!
But, it wasn’t always this way.
For the first 8 times I traveled this road, taking my dog,Teddy to his acupuncture appointment at a new vet 45 minutes away, (after seeing the same vet for 10 years), I felt really, really anxious.
Scared and overwhelmed.
New roads, new vet, new procedures, and a traffic that moved a lot faster than my neighborhood were all part of the trip.
Gripping the steering wheel, I'd focus intently on the road. For the first 2 times, I played no music, just focused, and listened to the GPS.
The next few times, I played songs I already knew.
Cars and trucks sped past me and I could barely see much less appreciate anything; there were no landmarks I knew.
Once, in a downpour at night, I asked my intuition for guidance and support, and a calm come over me. I kept asking and listening intuitively.
Finally, one day, I realized that I could identify the landmarks of trains and train tracks. I felt safe enough to look around!
And, approaching the turn, I could see the beginning of the bridge as I was on it.
This was progress!
As I came back, I saw that the hilltop of pine trees was the beginning of where I’d usually turn left; which I'd completely missed because I was scared.
I remember the day when I saw, really SAW the bridge WAY before I got to it.
Before I traveled on it, I could picture it in my mind. I knew the turn in my body. I felt safe.
And, because I felt safe, I could appreciate with amazement, how many lives went into creating this bridge: the vision, the execution, the supplies! How it benefits so many! My life included!
And, then, I realized I wasn’t just surviving, but, marveling at its beauty and the sparkling water below it!
I moved from survival mode to safety to feeling awe & Oneness.
I couldn't have gotten there from fear or my anxious mind alone.
It took time, kindness towards myself, and awareness, and my intuition coached me.
I kept asking my intuition and soul team (angels, higher self, Source) for guidance and help.
It was such a shock to me because I don't see myself as a scared person most of the time, and I have a good life.
But, the truth is: I can be cautious especially with change and transition.
That's when a tendency to respond to the unknown with fear or over-control comes up.
Initially, I didn't know what was happening.
But, as the situation unfolded, I began to ask my intuition for help, and to see signs and synchronicities along the way., reminding me that I wasn't alone.
And, my intuition has helped me to see the larger picture.
One of the most humbling parts has been to ask for help from my soul team (intuition and the Universe) -- and to receive it in truly profound ways!
That's the bridge: From self/ego-mind and fear to soul/intuition & universal support!
And, now, I can really enjoy the ride!
Where do you currently find yourself in transition?
How do you create a bridge from worry to ease?
And, if you would like support receiving support from your intuition & the Universe, feel free to reach out! 🌟