Have you ever had it happen that the Universe sends you important messages from more than one source at the same time? That's what happened to me this week. I have the song "Momentum" by Aimee Mann stuck in my head. It seems that every time I get in the car and turn the radio on, there's Aimee's lovely voice singing about seizing the day.
"Oh, for the sake of momentum
I've allowed my fears to get larger than life
And it's brought me to my current agenda
Whereupon I deny fulfillment has yet to arrive
And I know life is getting shorter
I can't bring myself to set the scene
Even when it's approaching torture
I've got my routine
Oh, for the sake of momentum
Even though I agree with that stuff about seizing the day
But I hate to think of effort expended
All those minutes and days and hours
I have frittered away.
But I can't confront the doubts I have
I can't admit that maybe the past was bad
And so, for the sake of momentum
I'm condemning the future to death
So it can match the past"
Even with the words and music to Momentum flowing through my brain, I failed to recognize it as a specific, and important, message. Luckily, the Universe is on to me and knows I often need to be nudged more than once.
The second nudge came in the form my sister Teri's blog, in which she wrote about "Overcoming Your Inner Wimp." The opening quote in this post was:
"If we don't create our future,
our past will create it for us"
At that point, I almost got it. But not quite. So the Universe lovingly slapped me upside the head yet again. The third, and hopefully, final message on this topic came to me in the form of a horoscope from astrologer Rob Brezsny, who also used the word "wimp".
Yay! The light went on! The Universe was talking to me about courage, forward movement, and abundance. And it wanted me to share this message with you, as well. So here, in the words of Rob Brezsny is the final part of the message.
“I predict that in the next few weeks, you will be happiest, and most aligned with the cosmic rhythms if you open your heart to experimental ideas and open your mind to interesting new feelings. Be alert for discoveries that will excite your lust for life. Be romantic, be idealistic, trust your hunches about where to go to have interesting conversations that awaken you to intriguing and even dramatic changes and possibilities that you may have never considered before. Strive to conjure up highly original solutions to your most long-running problems.
I hope that you can stand this much fertile abundance. Some people can't stand it. Some people run and hide when they are offered the opportunity to change everything in their lives for the better. In order to not run away, in order to not be a coward, or a wimp, you will have to be willing to cast aside your old ways of doing things. Maybe you'll even dismantle and destroy some of the old ways. You will have to invite yourself to be surprised and delighted, and even swept away.”
May we all be brave and conquer our inner wimps. May we be open to new conversations, dramatic changes, and fertile abundance. May our hearts be open to ideas and our minds be open to feelings. May we never, for the sake of momentum, settle for less than the we deserve.