Monday, May 23, 2011

Maybe, Baby

Maybe is a big word these days.
There is so much volatile energy on the Earth right now.
You feel it.  And you're pretty much flowing with it, or fighting it.  Or both.

Remember this: You are creating and being created in the same moment.
The universe is alive.
There are no absolutes.
You are living (active) your destiny (passive).
Positive and negative.
Yes, it is duplicitous.  Hence, your power.  And your powerlessness.

Life is long, the Earth is big.  So many choices, so many options.  Maybe I'll go here.  Maybe I'll do this.  Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe...

I'm an optimist so "maybe" to me is a sexy word.  Sizzling with potential.  Tell an artist "maybe" and it's a first class ticket to a dream.  Artists are natural creators.  Seamlessly, effortlessly, powerfully our brains click into gear and the engines start running.  Road maps are created, options explored, emotions gauged.  The imagination is sparked.

Think.  What do you have in front of you that is a big "maybe?"

Should we paint?
Maybe it's perfect just the way it is...
Maybe it has potential to be better than you ever imagined...
(Metallic & Antique Washes, private residence November 2010)
What is fueling you towards this "thing"?  What is blocking you from this pull?


We are all magnets.  You feel the pull every day of your life.  That "pull" is in your soul.

What are you feeling when you think of the "maybe?"  Narrow it down to one word.

I promise you...
In fact, I am willing to bet my life on it...
That two words will come up over and over again.


Yes.  Those two words motivate every single individual, every single day.  In their own way.  Duplicitous.  Accurate.  Honest.  Every single thing you do is motivated by either LOVE or FEAR.

Ready?  Let's play.

What energies do you give in to?  LOOK AT YOUR LIFE.

Do you play it safe?  Do you stay small?  Do you go by the book?  Tradition at all costs?  Rules?  Are you constantly worried about what other people think?  Have you continuously let opportunities and chances pass you by?  Are you sad?  Depressed?  Do you abuse substances?  Do you wake up in the middle of night, unable to sleep?  Do you suffer from anxiety?  Regret?  Do you have continuous health issues?  Do you need multi-tasking, constant entertainment and distractions to function?  If you died tomorrow, is there anything you have left unsaid?  Undone?  Unfinished?  (Um, we could go on and on over here...  but I can't... because just thinking about it sucks the Life Force Energy out of me.)

On the flip side:

Are you happy?  Grounded?  Clear?  Do you feel like a part of something greater than yourself?  Do you like your life?  Do you feel blessed?  Do you have a purpose?  Do you regularly and quickly see the fruits of your labor?  Have you felt passion flow through your veins?  Do you set goals and achieve them?  Do you live in color?  Do you feel better in nature?  Do you keep your own counsel?  Do you sleep well?  Are you healthy?  Can you look others straight in the eye?  Can you live within your own silence?  Are you honest?  Authentic?  Are your relationships meaningful and real?  Do you feel a connection to spirit?

Need I say more?

Some things are sacred, but weathered.
Should they remain untouched?  Unchanged?
Maybe not.
Everything looks better after it's been loved.
(private residence, July 2009)

I was struggling with how to end this posting, since it occurred to me that sometimes there are equal amounts of both LOVE and FEAR when presented with a MAYBE.  Hmmmm....

It's rare, but possible, to be exactly at 50/50 most of the time.  How does one manage that?  Wait til one emotion wins out?  Act passively and let life make the decision for you?  Surrender your own power?  Yes, you could do that... if FEAR seems to be at 51%.  So, I turned off the computer and went to Yoga this morning.  Many answers come to me when I am in that space.

And like magic (or as they say, when the student is ready the teacher appears)... I heard my Yoga Teacher, Nancy, say in today's class: "All you need to do to is just push yourself to your personal edge every day.  Things are always changing, so just go to your edge.  Give it your all and then let go."

Ahhh... yes, that makes perfect sense to me.  If LOVE is at 51% bring your energy to your edge.  And then let go... The flow will do the rest.



  1. As a fellow positive-minded person and spiritualist, I have actually found that "maybe" is not really a part of my lexicon. You just have to go for those things that are important to you. For those things that are, you push your chips in the middle and live life to the fullest.

  2. I agree with you 100%... but sometimes the people in our orbit (the people we love, live with or work for) do not think the same way. Their maybes not only affect them, they ultimately end up affecting us. Hence, it's important to always live by example... and blog about the dynamics of it once in awhile! Maybe they will evolve! :)

  3. Maybe...maybe is one of my favorite places to be. If you understand the power of maybe, nothing else matters, not age, not place in life, not credentials...nothing else matters, but "maybe" the ability to be more than who you are.
    When you come to the end of all the light that you know, one of two things will happen, someone will be there to catch you, or you will be given wings to fly. That is maybe!

  4. That's a great take on "maybe." Focusing on the sizzling magic of "potential."