Yesterday my five month old daughter moved up to the next level of infant swim lessons. She has been practicing holding her breath for one second intervals and doing great. In her new swim class, instead of just taking a dip from the instructor's arms to my arms, she took the plunge via a slide. The instructor held on to her most of the way as she cannot sit by herself and has never been down a slide before. At the bottom it was on her own, making a splash and doing a full somersault under the water before I could lift her back up.
As always, my baby girl took it in stride giving me a look like, "the craziest thing just happened, did you see it?" I love that about her. She goes with the flow and takes the plunge. My heart skipped a few beats and yet all was well.
I have been thinking about that moment a lot. I have been evaluating where in my life am I holding onto the slide and where am I ready to take the plunge. Where have I made excuses instead of letting things happen? And where do I want to allow, even if it means some crazy surprises? I don't have the answers yet but I can feel an energy shifting inside me as I open to the possibilities.
I'm grateful for this evaluation. I'm grateful to feel a shift taking place. I'm grateful for the opportunity to allow my daughter these experiences while at the same time being there if or when she needs me. I'm grateful for the symbolism of the plunge. And I'm so grateful for my daughter's easy going personality and her love of water.
Where can you let go and take the plunge? How do you react to surprises to your plan?
May today give us a taste of what is out there. May we open ourselves to some of the "craziness" that this universe has to offer. Have a beautiful day!