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A Spiritual Awakening Up In The Clouds | Turbulence – AHHHHHH!!!!!

August 7, 2012 by Comments

Over the years, as I work on my spiritual awakening, I’ve gotten much better at relaxing into plane rides.  Pretty darn proud of myself.  But flying to California last week we hit turbulence –  I hate turbulence.  Scares the shit out of me and is a forebearer of bad tidings.  Or so I thought.

I looked around the cabin with the other 100 passengers and noone seemed to care.  People were sleeping and reading.  The flight attendants were non-chalantly asking folks to put their seatbelts on.

“Shit, for someone in spiritual awakening mode, why am I such a wuss?” thought I.

Okay, let’s examine this situation:

“Maybe turbulence is just a normal part of flying?  Rough patches, but that doesn’t mean I won’t get to my destination. Kinda like life.  We hit bumps all the time, but that’s a natural part of the human experience.  Storms among the sunny days, disappointments, illness, grief, but we keep on going, we keep trucking – or should I say flying.  SOARING is what I want to do – I want to soar among the clouds with my head held high, meeting the turbulence with faith and strength of spirit and a deep knowing that bumps don’t mean danger, or the end.” Now that’s what I call a spiritual awakening…:)

A spiritual awakening is all about shifting in the moment

It was the first time I relaxed into the unknown, into the turbulence of life, and like the other passengers was able to go back to reading and sleeping as I bounced up and down on my way to California ready to meet my daily turbulences with a bit more relaxation and faith….

A fun song to kick into gear your spiritual awakening – crank it up!

01 Turbulence (Radio Edit) [feat. Lil Jon] by Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to flight 909
Taking you on a journey
All around the world
With your captains…
Steve Aoki
Lil Jon
Laidback Luke
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Ready for takeoff
We hit turbulence.
Let’s go
What a rush
Attention passengers
This is your captain speaking
I regret to inform you, we might encounter some turbulence
So when it happens
Put your hands up high
Like you’re in a roller-coaster
Initiate emergency procedures
Up up up up up up
Higher higher higher
We hit turbulence, yeah!
Let’s go
What a rush

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4 responses to “A Spiritual Awakening Up In The Clouds | Turbulence – AHHHHHH!!!!!”

  1. Lisa Brick says:

    I love the spirit of this post. What if we could meet the turbulence with acceptance, faith, and creativity? I suspect it would do wonders for our health and our relationships! Thanks for the perspective.

  2. Jackie says:

    As a Phobia Counselor at The White Plains Hospital's Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center, I applaud
    your attitude. We run a Freedom to Fly program twice a year out of Westchester Airport and we are
    continually telling our participants that turbulence does not mean danger. Fearful people need to learn
    to distinguish what is danger from what is their anxiety. Once you label the feeling as anxiety you can
    then work through it as you did in the story you tell above. It takes practice, some cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy to learn to accept the feelings you get when you are on the plane but it can all be accomplished. Congratulations, you helped yourself beautifully.

  3. Ali says:

    Thanks for the comment Jackie! Good to know I got the thumbs up from a professional…:)

  4. Ali says:

    Thanks coach Lisa!!!

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