A lovely sister-friend of mine posted this beautiful picture of her child on Facebook. The child is wearing a bright orange life jacket and wearing an angelic smile! Her father’s arms encircle the little one and the caption reads, “Her first life jacket. Safety first!”
The child looks completely peaceful and unconcerned. Her expression relays the kind of contentment that is brought about when you know that you are totally loved, always protected and absolutely safe!
The dictionary defines a life jacket as: A sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable construction, for supporting the wearer in deep water and preventing drowning.
So many of us today feel like we are drowning. Floundering in uncertainty, debt, lack, scarcity, grief or perceived loss…we think that our circumstances will pull us into their undertow never to be seen again.
In the deep water of our fears, we struggle against the current, envisioning the worst possible outcomes.
All along, Spirit is calling lovingly to us; working to calm our fears and stop our violent struggles.
But, like the drowning…we fight the very energy that is reaching out to rescue us from the dark turbulent waters of our own nightmarish illusions.
Each and every one of us has been issued a “Life Jacket” designed specifically to help us navigate the deep waters of our experience in complete safety and without need for fear of drowning.
You have only to accept this wonderful gift and allow your Father’s arms to encircle you! You are wholly and completely supported at all times…no matter how turbulent the waters that flow around you!
Listen because Spirit is saying “Put on your Life Jacket! Your safety is always first with Me!”
Become like the child that you are and “trust” that you will float above the content in your life… for you are the space around it!
Take a deep breath and feel the buoyancy of the unconditional love that is your heritage as the child of a loving Father/Mother God!
Remember… “God is faithful, who will not [permit] you to be tempted above that ye are able [to bear]; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape.” 1 Cor. 10:13
Accept the Life Jacket that has always been yours today… and smile because you are loved!