Swimming against the tide
Turning, taking breath
Pushing hard against the strong current
No chance to swim parallel
A steady stroke
Water flows over my body
I try to think it is cleansing
Washing away the thoughts, events, patterns
The negative vibrations
That have been in control
Seem to fight the change
They thought they found a home
And do not leave willingly
One arm over the other
Feet kick in a synchronous dance
Water coming hard at me
I push harder knowing that
The opposing forces create a friction
That erases what was there
Cleanses my body
And leaves me refreshed
My energy field set at neutral
I am able to create the things I want
I am able to vibrate at the level that feels right
I am able to see straight into my soul
Not with eyes
But with my heart
And while my used vibration
Tries to hold on to the one voice in my head
The last wave of crystal clear
Ice cold water
Washes it away
I am able to see
35 thoughts on “I Am Able”
I feel like I am facing a life long low vibration too. Something at the core even though there is no core 🙂
It is like a habit, I think. I have been working very hard to change this energy…some days are better than others. 🙂 I hope that you get to experience higher vibrations…and that they multiply! 🙂
yes, I call it a habit too. Because it is not “inside” us, but it seems to keep coming back. I feel it is here to be finally released and yours too! thanks and keep us updated 🙂
Ahhh Lorrie, I feel drawn into that synchronous movement, one arm rising over the other, dropping, the other rising, swimming against the tide, with the tide, in the tide, of the tide.
Yes Louise 🙂 That tide is always changing…and we with it! Instead of “fighting” the current I decided to try to use it! Let all things be as they may. I hope your week starts with beautiful love ♡
Wonderful Lorrie. I am so glad that you are washing away the negativity, feeling and seeing clear. Your swimming analogy is fun, especially since I love water and the ocean! Simply swimming or playing in water often refreshes and recharges me.
To fresh starts, and being in the flow! 🙂
Hi Brad! I know how you love the shore. And I am happy you liked my swimming analogy…I feel the same…water is very cleansing. So here’s to a week filled with wonderful high vibration energy…love! ♡
Your words are so serene… There is something so peaceful about being near the water and allowing it to wash everything away… Hope your day is beautiful 🙂
Hi Julie! Yes…let us all be washed free from the negative things that bind us!! Thank you for your words…your friendship!! ♡♡
Wow. That was so encouraging. I too have been in this place lately. Thank you so much. 🙂
I’m so happy my words touched you, Lisa! Thank you for stopping by and for telling me 🙂 I love when we are drawn to posts we can resonate with. Here’s to beautiful energy!
what a beautiful rhythm to this, Lorrie. I could feel this one.
Thanks Kim…glad u could feel it! I keep working on my rhythm swimming, but now that I am north the water is only 70 degrees!! Eh….not likely I will get in that no matter how hard I try!! Have a great week!
Cleansing comes through challenge. Love this Lorrie!
Ah! Val…no truer words!! Thank you for your support…makes my challenges easier to handle ♡
Hi Lorrie. You sound like you’re battling some stuff. And you’re also trying to act in the opposite spirit. I have a friend from way back when I lived in Asia. She’s Korean. She was one of the leaders for a team I was a part of. She was very big on acting in the opposite spirit. Like when the negative would come, she would do the opposite of what would seem to come natural to the sinful nature of man. She’s such a great person. I also had another friend on that team. We were traveling from Siliguri, India to Calcutta by bus all night. It was raining heavily outside. My friend was sitting next to me and every time the bus stopped, the rain water would gather above him and fall on him. He would use my umbrella to protect himself. He did not complain the entire trip. He put a smile on his face and cited the Bible verse, “Do all things without complaining or grumbling. Hmmm, Bible application.” Until today he is one of my greatest examples of character.
I hope things look up for you, my friend. Keep looking up.
You have the kindest heart dear Staci! Thank you so much. I love your stories and these two friends sound like beautiful souls! 🙂 I also really like the scripture you quoted, “Do all things without complaining or grumbling!” I’ve got a few things going on, you are correct. I think there are ebbs and flows of struggles in our lives. I do try very hard to find happiness, even in the darkness. I don’t always succeed, but if I didn’t try then I would NEVER succeed! 🙂 I also always think of people who are going through things that are much, much worse than what I am facing. Thank you my friend! I always light up when I see you in my inbox! ♡♡
Awwwww, thanks Lorrie. That’s such a sweet thing to say. And good for you. There aren’t a ton of people that have the same attitude.
“I also always think of people who are going through things that are much, much worse than what I am facing.”
–I have a friend that told me once, that when she’s tempted to complain, she just opens the newspaper. Then she starts thanking God. Hahaha. I love that.
Bless you, my friend.
And bless you too!! I also saw a woman once who was burned so terribly. She said she only allows herself 5 minutes a day for a pity party. She was one of the most inspirational people I had ever seen. It obviously made a huge impact on me. She said when she dreams she still sees herself as she used to be…and that she feels like that is what she still looks like…until she sees her reflection in the mirror. I think it makes a huge testament to we are much more than our bodies. Much love to you Staci…I wish a rainbow for you 🙂
Wow. She sounds like an amazing woman. A real trooper. And I totally agree, we are so much more than these material bodies. I like to think of the body as being a tent. The real me inside of it.
Bless you Lorrie.
Phew! I swam that one with you Lorrie, and sometimes it does feel good to all but expend the physical energy reserves; collapsing into simple presence, thoughtless, unconcerned, exquisitely refreshed exhaustion. H <3
Ah! Yes, Hariod 🙂 These bodies are made for moving and it always feels better physically, emotionally, and spiritually, to make them work. Not to mention it allows me to indulge in otherwise not so ‘healthy’ snacks every once in a while 😉 I’m glad we had this swim together! <3
Your work is evolving rapidly as your journey into your heart deepens. Have you cracked big blue lately? You mentioned it was calling you…hugs from the west coast!
Hi Lisa…what a beautiful thing to say! Thank you so much, I feel such an acceleration in understanding. And yes…Big Blue has a way of jumping off the shelf at the most perfect times!! Blessings to you my friend ♡
So beautiful and inspiring, Lorrie! We all need that cleansing wave of crystal clear water every now and then. Much love <3
Thanks Tiny! I am usually very inspired by water…at the pool…in the shower…the beach…etc. Ah! I guess it is the essence of life…we couldn’t live without it! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you enjoyed this! <3
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Life can often feel like we are swimming.. Good to see you are allowing the water to wash over you Lorrie as the current takes you along..
I hope you continue to ‘Float’ above all of those underlying currents that can often drag us down.. I know you are more than Able dear Lorrie.. Sending extra loving ‘waves’ to wash over your spirit dear one..
Hugs to you.. with Love <3 Sue
You are such a source of beautiful energy and inspiration dear Sue! Thank you for your encouragement. I am swimming…a bit against the current…but I am not fighting it. Going through a bit of a rough patch, but I know I will get through it. Hearing your words helps…it really helps! Much love to you and I hope that you a super wonderful!! <3
Bless you, my next post may be of interest to you.. which should be posted shortly .. 🙂
Having that Inner strength and determination to overcome brings about our intent to heal what ever ails us, whether it be mind, body or Spirit.. And I know you have that strength dear Lorrie… And you will find the right Mantra ( I am Able) or some other phrase which I know will help you soar over any obstacle in your path..
Love and Hugs.. Sue <3
You are so wonderful, Sue! Thank you my friend. I completely believe in Mantras…and I particularly believe in “I Am.” Those two words are very powerful and most people don’t even realize how often they use them, and exactly what words they put after it. I try to be very mindful of what words I use…because I believe them to be very powerful. Thank you for believing in me and for encouraging me <3 I am working through some things and I believe I will be successful!! Much love to you…I will get to your post in a bit! <3
No worries.. Sending Lots of love xxx <3
One element of this I love, Lorrie, is the contact between the tide you are swimming against and your own body. Your movement into the difficulty creates an intimacy, a surface where you meet with the opposing momentum that yields to freedom. I also love the way the body becomes the means of harnessing the will, and dispelling the mind’s strange, fuzzy-legged creatures. The pressure of leaning into our very lives can be like this I think. The movement can provide a singular clarity. Like we’re swimming back upstream to the Source… The clarity of purpose pushes the dissonance out of focus, and healing comes into focus… It is a beautiful analogy for the way surrender reveals…
Now, that was exciting and refreshing. There’s a powerful energy in water, especially the ocean. Sometimes I feel like she is playing gently with me, caressing me, but other times she can be wild and rough, but always cleansing, always full of life.
Beautiful, JoAnne. I know exactly what you mean and it gives me joy to know that you share this love!! Have a wonderfully blessed day my friend! <3