Today I Will Not Drown
I just had a beautiful vision. I was sitting, praying, meditating and asking for support. I envisioned my tiny self, standing in front of the Red Sea. As the sea began to part, I began to grow. All of my belongings were in the sea on either side of me. As my body began to grow bigger and taller, I grew taller than the sea. I was bigger than I could ever imagine myself to be. As I continued to grow, I looked down, and the sea was no bigger than a shallow pond. I reached down into the water and gathered all of my things and placed them into my pockets. The water was no higher than my ankles.
The lesson and message was that Divine Source could very well part the sea for me, but I could also grow bigger and stronger. It is like someone who almost drowns in shallow water. All they have to do, is stand up. They become so overwhelmed with the idea of the water and the fear of drowning – looking to be rescued – when all they have to do is stand up.
I have the capacity to overcome these obstacles. I need to stand up. I have the capacity to grow bigger and stronger – high above my problems. Rather than being rescued like a small being who is afraid of the overwhelming waters on either side, I grew. I grew beyond my wildest imaginings. I grew taller than I ever thought I could. My perspective was different. I didn’t need rescuing. I became my own hero. I saw my circumstances differently.
Grow me. Expand me. Raise me. Lift me – higher than I’ve ever been. Help me to scoop down into the shallow waters and retrieve my possessions.
Don’t let them wash away.
Grow me beyond my wildest imaginings. Help me to see myself the way you see me Divine Source. Help me to stand.
I know EVERYTHING can change in a twinkling of an eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings as I grow. There is nothing too hard for you. On this day, help me to expand and grow bigger than anything that I believe hinders or blocks me. You are the air and helium that animates me. You expand my soul. You give me the capacity to grow. Thank you. Today, I will stand taller. Stretching and knowing, I am much bigger than I think. Help me to see me as you see me. Help me to know me as you know me. Help me to not be afraid. Shift my mind, my heart and my soul. Help me to come out of hiding. There is nothing too hard for you. Grow me. Protect me. Keep me. Thank you. On this day, I will stand taller. I know that today, I will not drown.
Written by Niambi Jaha-Echols
reprinted from 8/25/18
reprinted from 8/25/18