I’m a shape-shifter, I think.
I’m not saying I change my physical body like Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. My malleability is more subtle. I’m empathic, so, to avoid controversial or destructive situations, I change, adapting my reactions to the reactions of others.
It’s like I’m steering a boat down a river, avoiding sharp rocks and swirling waters. This doesn’t work out many times. Without a firm grip on my own directions, there are times my hand on the rudder slips and I end up getting lost.
Today’s lesson, for me and for you, is simple.
Love youself first.
Inside all of us is a spark of the Creator, of Source. By loving ourselves and respecting our choices, we are loving and respecting the guidance of Source.
By putting the opinion and feelings of others first, we are ignoring that spark within us.
Of course, we need to differentiate between the guidance of Source and the desires of human tendencies that may not be duided by Source.
Many would agree it’s a difficult task, especially for those of us who would rather keep the seas calm and not rock the boat. Sometimes, rocking the boat is important so that we can understand where Source is leading our focus.
Consider that sometimes the antagonist in your life situation is you, that part that won’t acknowledge the guiding power of the Creator.
I’ve got a lot of paddling to do right now to steer myself back on my path. Fortunately, I’m still on the right river.
I wish you good travels on that sea on which you navigate, my friends. May your stabilizers help you to keep the boat from tipping over.
The Dragonfly’s Student