Intuition Takes Us Places We’ve Never Been July 16, 2010Posted by TheIntentionalSage in Nature, Visions.
Tags: Appreciate, Beach, Blue, Coral, Fish, Green, Intuition, Ocean, Pink, Sand, Water, Wave, Yellow
Jinbilia (pronounced gin-bill-ee-uh) was walking along the beach. The sand holding her feet as she stepped from place-to-place. She always enjoyed walking along the beach and listening to the waves crest and fall into themselves. The water was a lovely and relaxing place for her. Today, she thought that it would be exciting to visit the coral. She couldn’t remember the last time she had swam deep into the water to look at the coral. In fact, she was so motivated to see the coral that she stopped her walking down the beach and began walking into the water.
The water slowly crept up her ankles, knees, and then to her waist. When she got to about waist-deep, she maneuvered a dive and then began swimming. Jinbilia and the water got along very well. Jinbilia made sure to visit often and when she visited, the ocean made sure to treat Jinbilia to a delightful time. She would swim on the top of the water and then dive down for a little bit and then back up again. She enjoyed this kind of activity and even though it could be considered exercise, she did it for the enjoyment.
Once Jinbilia had gotten far enough out she started using her intuition. She knew that this would be imperative in attempting to swim to the spot where the reef would be easiest to see. Sometimes, there were days when the water was somewhat sullied, so it made it difficult to appreciate the coral. She got the sense to swim to her right, so she began swimming that way. And then to her right again, so she altered her course. From here, it was diagonally to the left. She stayed on this path for quite some time until she got the sense that she was there.
Jinbilia was quite good at swimming under water, so she took a few deep breaths and then plunged deep into the water. As she began this journey, she saw all kinds of colorful fish. Some were bright blue with yellow lining and some were bright yellow with black spots. The names of these fish were not important to her, but appreciating the beauty that they shared with Jinbilia was paramount to her. As each different kind of fish passed her (or that she passed) she made sure to maintain a sense of gratitude for being able to witness their extraordinary presence.
She was just coming to the edge of a cliff where she was swimming and had a sense of awe in her body before she even saw it… and then she did! As she came over the ridge, coral seemed to extend forever! She was mesmerized by the bright pink color coming from what appeared to be the bottom of the ocean. The pink went on until it bled into bright colors of green. The green was vibrant. It was as if the green was living (and of course, it was, because coral is a living thing). The green seemed to change intermittently with shades of purple. Oh, the purple!
It was glorious. Jinbilia was so grateful that her memory was unlimited. In that instant, she remembered her great-grandparents telling her that in their day, people sometimes forgot things. This was so unfathomable to Jinbilia – that someone could forget something. They see it or hear it, and it has happened to them. Their body has stored the memory, so how could someone forget, was what she always used to think. In this moment, though, Jinbilia’s memory was rather exquisite, in the terms of her great-grandparents. She was able to recall anything that had ever happened to her (or near her).
And this was something that she wasn’t soon to forget. Being able to swim over that ridge and see all of this coral magnificently coating the floor of the ocean was remarkable. It was starting to make sense to her. Had she not followed her inkling to go out and swim in the ocean, she would not have thought to go and visit the coral. And if she had not followed her intuition in getting to this particular area, she wouldn’t have ever seen this particular cliff. As she continued to swim above the coral she smiled. She knew that she was right where she was supposed to be.