The moon and the earth exert gravitational forces on each other that cause the oceans and tides to rise and fall. The theme of rising tides keeps coming up for me over the last few years. A rising tide is a massive force, that lifts ALL boats in the harbour. You may be thinking that you are not a fisherman, so how does this apply to you?
A rising tide lifts all boats…If you are the tide, you lift all the people you come in contact with. In essence, your energy touches every person making their life better.
The force of the tide, increases in strength as the tide rises, it does not discriminate. Whether it is a tiny sailboat (baby), a broken down tug boat (homeless, sick, palliative), or a brand new yacht (athletes, celebrities), the tide lifts all the same way.
So, my question for you is: are YOU a rising tide?
Do you try to be kind to each person you deal with on a regular basis?
Do you offer to hold the door for someone and smile, even if they don’t say thanks?
Do you offer services that can benefit and improve the lives of others?
Do you come from a place of compassion, love and generosity when dealing with strangers as well as people close to you?
Do you view the world as a positive place and influence others for the better of the world and humankind?
The first step in being a rising tide is simple, well maybe not simple, but it is uncomplicated. Step one is knowing who you are, where you stand and what you stand for. This all centers on being clear about your core identity, which helps you serve your life’s purpose here on earth.
In being a rising tide, it is also important that you are anchored so you don’t get lost at sea. Dr. BJ Palmer said, “Who can anchor to an unanchored mind?”
The answer is NO ONE!
When you know your central philosophy, you can help and teach others to find their purpose and meaning within their own lives.
Being a rising tide isn’t easy…It means that you help create a force that is enough to shift the lives of others – and you need to sustain that force. Repeatedly. Whether it be the kind of service you give, how you educate others, what you say, what you don’t do, who you are, and why you do it. And let me be clear, it doesn’t mean just going with the flow trying not to piss people off and giving them whatever they want! One of my mentors always said, “Sometimes love is a left hook.” This is a boxing analogy and sometimes what you need, might hit you right between the eyes and sting a little. But if you are coming from a place of love, in wanting what is best for that person, it will serve them in the long run. Telling the truth isn’t always easy, but the alternative of omission or lying always leads to more problems.
And, here’s the most important part – the rising tide is something that everyone can count on. And if we are all trying to raise up our communities and those around us, the world will be a better place!