In recent months, Northern CA experienced a 6.1 earthquake – the pressure built and the plates moved. Earthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault and this sudden release of energy causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake.
It was definitely noticed.
It rocked and rolled.
In our own lives, big disruptions come along and create fissures, changes and cracks in our lives. It’s impossible to not notice these. Things feel bumpy, chaotic and unstable. Life rocks and rolls without harmony.
But, we have to remember – earthquakes don’t come out of nowhere.
According to scientists,
‘…The surface of the Earth is in continuous slow motion. This is plate tectonics–the motion of immense rigid plates at the surface of the Earth in response to flow of rock within the Earth. The plates cover the entire surface of the globe. Since they are all moving they rub against each other in some places, sink beneath each other in others, or spread apart from each other…’
Things are constantly happening, even if ever so subtly.
But this is not a science lesson, I could certainly not be so presumptuous. But rather a moment of understanding – it made sense that internally, most of the time, there is movement under the surface, adjustments happening all the time, even when we don’t notice. Or think we don’t.
I have begun to notice. A shifting of sorts. One that at times is nearly imperceptible.
decisions so small.
changes so subtle.
choices hardly noticeable.
wishes only thought.
desires barely whispered.
strength always growing.
leaving some things back.
choosing what holds value now.
knowing the difference so quietly.
Yes. Things are constantly happening, subtly.