See that? Way up there?
It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
We’re walking with The Queen archetype this summer, and she’s taking a cue from the sun.
What’s the sun “up to” at summertime?
The Queen and the sun are comrades this time of year, because of their highness.
And we can join them up there.
But why? What would being way up high get us?
It gets us a view so we can see, survey, and take it all in.
From up high, we can see better, farther, and more clearly than we can when we’re down in it.
Ever been on a Ferris Wheel, ridden in a hot air balloon, or an airplane? Ever hiked (or driven) up to a summit?
Was there a moment when you paused to simply look? Maybe you gasped, or cried, or snapped a photo of what you could see.
Why? Nothing about your eyesight changed. You’re looking at the same stuff, right? The same amusement park you’ve been walking around in all day, the city where you live, the ridge it took you all day to walk.
Well, yes and no.
You’re looking at the same thing, but seeing from a very different vantage point; distance and height have provided you with a more comprehensive, conclusive view.
It’s the same way the hawks hunt in the cove where I live.
They don’t crawl around in the grass, waiting to bump into a meal.
Instead, they get over it. They go up, soaring in the air or perched on a wire so they can see what’s down there.
They get up high to see the whole field instead of only what’s right in front of them.
Or take the woods. Down in it, it’s so buggy you can’t see, it’s covered in vines and briers, crawling with poison ivy.
But if you get over it like a hawk would, these miles of forested mountains look inviting, cool and green; soft even, like a lady laying on her side, hips, breasts, and shoulders draped in fine green velvet.
So, which version sounds restful to your nervous system (much less inviting) a buggy, scratchy bush wack through the woods, or gazing a soft green landscape?
The Queen reminds us that we have options and a variety of perspectives.
Bogged down? Overwhelmed? In the weeds? Details making you nuts?
Then get over it, literally. Go up. Lift yourself out of it to get that broader view.
Get some perspective.
She might look through the lens of time, get perspective of how much time she has, or how fast things are actually progressing.
Maybe she needs to see how far she’s come.
She might take stock of how far her work reaches, how many lives she’s touched over the years.
She could also look for imbalances (hmmm, the majority of my lands are devoted to working-my-face off while only a tiny corner is set aside for rest and rejuvenation. That would explain a lot).
Fair warning, The Queen might not get *good news* when she gets perspective, but she will get clarity.
And she likes clarity. Clarity is good news in itself. It’s the only way she can know what to do, the best action to take.
OK, back to you.
What do you need to get over this season?
What in your life needs the perspective as seen from high over head, as seen through the eyes of the hawk, or the summer sun?
Can you handle seeing your life so clearly?
Of course you are.
love & queen bees,