“The Wild Swans”


Anne Yvonne Gilbert


For your consideration…….

Anyone who has ever been a boater understands that you can plot a course to reach destinations. But it is not like driving a car where you stay on a road and turn when you need to. There are a lot of variables that pulls a boat off course. The skipper makes a series of coarse corrections to keep a boat on its charted course.

And so it is with life.

We can chart our course. But there will be variables. There will be things that pull us off course. It is up to us to be diligent. It is up to us to recognize when course correction is needed. And if the charted course is too rough, maybe we have to turn back or change direction altogether. Maybe what our Higher God Self wants us to do is chart a better course. Or what if we reach our destination and it is not what we thought it would be. Maybe our Higher God Self has a better destination in mind and we need to chart a new course alogether.

Life is like water and sand. It is constantly shifting and we with it. It doesn’t matter whether we want to stay where we are or not. Something will shift and we will have to do a course correction.

The key to it all is to listen to your God Self, your Highest Self, and make your corrections from there versus letting your ego self take charge.

How do we know which is talking? Easy, anything coming from your Highest Self is always: kind, loving and non-judgmental. If the messages you are getting are not like this, even in the slightest, they are from the ego self.

So chart your course and set your sails. Be your own skipper. Enjoy the journey fully aware that there will be course corrections needed. That is to be expected. That’s what makes the journey interesting. That’s what keeps us involved. That’s how we prepare for the next destination. That is the HOPE.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, hope by hope actions steps anyone can take……


-Journal your dreams. Analyze them. We receive many of our life lessons during the dream state.

-Try some automatic writing. Grab a pen and paper. Close your eyes and just jot down anything that pops into your head.

-Go out to dinner. Start your weekend off with a relaxing evening with someone you care about.

-Drink lots of water. Even if the weather is cooling off where you are at. We still need that water.


What made me smile yesterday……

-Every thing set for closing on “Stillwater” today.

-Spur of the moment lunch with Carol at Gabriel’s. There are no better cheese-steak hoagies anywhere.

-Lots of odds and ends cleaned up. Nothing hard, just little stuff that needed to be done.

-I put up a bushel, 45 pounds, of tomatoes. I hadn’t planned on it but saw the opportunity and made the course correction. Why waste the time waiting for dinner to get out of the oven? Exactly, that’s what I thought.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,



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