Like so many of us, caught on the treadmill of life, you may feel like you need to run with the herd in order to feel safe and secure. In many ways you are right. The herd does provides a measure of safety and security, but is it real?
As children, we are taught the rules of herd behaviour. As we grow up we locate and join our herd- some of us become “chargers”, you know the ones I mean- the overachievers; that charge forth fearlessly, and others find their stride easily and keep up- I call them the “striders”, a third group the “strugglers” are those that never seem to get it together, and then the “helpers” are the souls that dedicate themselves to helping their brothers and sisters when they stumble and sometimes fall. A last group, the ones I refer to as the “saboteurs”, are often maligned, but their role is oh, so crucial. Saboteurs offer an advanced course in learning and growth. Saboteurs chose to hurt themselves, or others and get whacked by the karma stick in return.
Take a few moments here to identify your role within the herd-past, present and future…
- Charger- Charging the way
- Strider – Running in stride in the middle
- Struggler – Struggling to keep up
- Helper – Helping others when they fall
- Saboteurs – Tripping themselves and others up
You have no doubt experienced each one, in varying degrees, at different times in your life, you may perhaps notice how each one plays out in your daily life. Each role has a lesson to teach, each role is important, no one role is better, no one role is worse. Honour yourself for each role you have played.
Learning to be part of the herd is a good thing. When we have mastered this lesson, we no longer need the safety and security provided by the herd. When this happens it is time to leave the herd, take flight and join the radiant flock ahead.
The radiant flock of brothers and sisters who have Stepped into Consciousness before you, shed their limiting beliefs, faced their fears and transformed.
Just like the hungry caterpillar who has turned into chrysalis, emerged as a glorious butterfly, you too are transforming into the glorious butterfly you have come here to be. You too will join the radiant flock ahead of those who have transformed before you…
Take a few moments and notice where you are.
- Are you flying with the flock?
- Are you looking for your flock?
- Are you getting ready to join the flock?
- Other? …
Soar, Be Free and Join your brothers and sisters.
Welcome to the world of Stepping into Consciousness…
Nicole Rolland: Yoga, Meditation Teacher
Author of “Stepping into Consciousness- A Guide to Living a Life of Joy, Meaning, & Abundance”
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