“This bus is too crowded” ~ not the usual meditation
Some moments we arrive at are “Aha!” some are “Oh no!” and still some are ‘’Huh?”'
Seems like lately there have been all of these moments, and sometimes all at once!
While winding down for the night I heard some of my usual inner banter. Yet it was sounding a bit “crowded”, as if several souls were speaking at once, vying for the attention.
~ “So grateful for getting through a tough week”(coming back from nasty stomach bug, feeling lucky to feel good again)
~ “You have a lot to catch up on still, no rest now…have you forgotten all you have to get ready before the weekend?” (We are going on a family trip)
~ “You are too crowded. Seems you have picked up some healing parts, yet neglected to kick the old baggage off the bus” (nutty and soothing all at once!)
What if when the way feels overwhelming we could let off some “passengers”,
Sometimes we get so busy taking care of life and trying to shift we forget to “let go of unnecessary”…especially if the now unwanted was once a needed survival piece. So we can find ourselves going in the right soul direction, traveling our path yet feeling a bit off or even “broken down.”
~Breathe. Feel where you touch the ground. Barefoot if you can, outside if it feels welcoming. Just be. You can do this while walking or lay down and close your eyes, what feels right are ok.
Recall anticipating going somewhere. It could be a delightful memory from younger years or even just a sweet visualization. Invite whatever sensory images feel good to join you now. (Bring it on “your bus’’, or plane or magic carpet. Whatever feels right)
You are traveling. Are you inspired by the journey itself or too caught up in the destination? Just allow it. Keep on breathing.
Do you hear or feel the way is soothing or exhilarating? Or has it gotten noisy and crowded? Just allow whatever rises. If it is an unwanted visitor on your bus, pull over and let it out. Often our anxieties are merely waiting for permission to leave, can we let them go? Maybe it is fear of unknown that keeps you with the excess baggage. Gently remind yourself that there is something waiting for you, something quite wonderful. Yet is your “bus is too crowded there is no room for it.” Let go…
Continue your trip. What is calling you? Do you wish to make a stop and pick up someone or something that would sweeten this trip? Go ahead. You are allowed, you are not on any rigid schedules here. See each part of this trip as a way to get closer to Spirit. Enjoy your ride!
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
About Tracy Brooks
Tracy Brooks has been spiritual traveler and a soul seeker her whole life. She has always felt a call to be a listener of life and to inspire others. A yogini and poet since age 9, she grew up in New York rescuing abandoned animals and holding a space for those who hurt. Born intuitively empathic, she often finds herself listening to strangers open up to her. Studying education, psychology and engaging in community service invited her to feel we all have a gift to share. Life has led her to teach, write and now home-school her young ones. Blessed to be happily married to the love of her life and living (out loud!) in Florida, she has been embracing contemporary shamanism, writing inspirational pieces, and working on her first book.
In the last 3 years she was led by Spirit to "help walk others home, home here on earth and home to their great departure"
In a short time her father in law, Mom and Dad all died. Both blessed and split open by the sacred time spent with each as they transitioned. She was reminded of the whispers from Spirit first received when she was 6 and “she walked her dying baby brother home.”
Visited by angels and departed loved ones, sage elders and great teachers in both waking and dreaming. Given messages of great healing and hope, led to share. As a writer she has strived to inspire others. Now the time has come to take these writings "out of the closet"... as a Soul Healer~ using Shamanic gifts, Intuitive Empath energies and guidance from Spirit. You can find her Facebook page here or here visit her blog here. You can also email her.