Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bobbing Corks

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"You cannot really disconnect yourself from the passionate, desirous being that you are. It was with enormous clarity that you came forth into this body, and that's why when you try to hold your desire down, it keeps coming up...Your cork will always float unless you are holding it down."

--- Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, April 19th, 1997 #275

Our Love,

Jerry and Esther

This is an excerpt from a transmission from Abraham who is the entity that speaks through Esther Hicks. Abraham says so many wise and supportive things that help us sort out some of our thoughts, worries, and concerns. At the suggestion of one of my client friends, I have subscribed to their daily quotes. This one appeared recently and I love how simply this truth is expressed.

I decided to highlight this quote because this week I have seen so many clients who are struggling with this issue. They WANT to change, they WANT to seize their dream, but they are not doing so. Because of fear? Lack of self-esteem? Lack of support, direction or clarity? Yes, yes, and yes.

But today I saw a client with whom I have worked for several years. A few years ago she slowly began to let go of those things that held her back. She slowly began to lay aside the voice within that told her she was not worthy. She slowly released relationships that did not serve her. Today when she walked in, she was radiant. RADIANT! This from a woman who less than three years ago was ready to just sit down and give up.

What made the difference in this one woman? She persevered in spite of her fears and doubts. She held onto her vision of what life could be. And what happened for her is that life became more than she had dared imagine! Make no mistake: she has had challenges aplenty: financial, marital, employment, familial….it goes on and on. But one thing that kept her going was her spirit, that cork that Abraham mentions above in the quote.

Keeping that connection with our spirit, that “passionate, desirous being” that Abraham talks about, is what is so important. If we loose that, we loose our liveliness, our radiance. We become dull, lifeless, without passion.

If you or someone you know has lost that connection, it is important to find it again. Without it life becomes joyless. And God does not want that for us. Sometimes small steps are what is needed to begin.

Begin by holding a vision for what a full life would look like to you. Then take action. Continue to take small steps towards that vision. When doubts arise, thank them for coming and ask them to go, for you no longer have time for them. When challenges arise, strengthen your vision, hold onto it tightly and do not let it go in the face of problems.

At some point, you will find you are having more good days than bad. You will find you have made progress and you are moving closer towards your goal. Just keep going. Keep going! As long as you are following your dream, you will be supported by the Universe. It takes courage, vision, steadfastness, determination, and will to reach your dream. But then, like my client today, you will radiate life and light from the core of your being.

It can be done. Start today. Let your cork bob to the top!


  1. What a exceptionally wonderful post Diantha.
    The quote is fantastic and next time I lack clarity I will check to see why I am holding my cork down!

    Like your client I had to go through a huge learning curve to see the light and now the Universe and Angels are walking hand in hand with me, guiding and supporting me.
    I feel so blessed.

    Take care wise lady.
    Much love
    Peggy xxxx

  2. "When doubts arise, thank them for coming and ask them to go, for you no longer have time for them."

    This is HUGE!!!! I am going to write this on my bathroom mirror. HUGE!!!!

    What an important post. Thank you so much for your guidance!

  3. Peggy, we do all go through it don't we! But it is so worth it when we get to "the other side". What a wonderful way to live life, walking hand in hand with the Universe and Angels! Brava!

    Nacherluver, I'm so glad this helps you. I spent so much of my own life bobbing up and down! It's wisdom hard won if you know what I mean! Let me know how it goes with you..... Blessings on your journey!

  4. This was just what I needed today. Thank you so much, Diantha!

    I often struggle with fear and self-doubt. The image of the cork is fabulous. That image, the words of Abraham, and the client's stuggles you described are something I won't soon forget!

    Hugs and love,

  5. As I clicked on my comment, I saw I misspelled "struggles," but it was too late to change it. Ooops!

  6. Very inspirational, heartfelt, and right on post! We can get in our own way, can't we? It takes wonderful guides such as yourself to help clients see their true potential.

  7. Angela, I'm so glad you feel this way! We all struggle and when I read Abraham's quote about the corks I also felt it a great analogy! I was lucky to find such a great photo as well! Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you Laura Rose!

    Oh Mermaid, can we EVER get in our own way! I am an expert at that! xo

  8. diantha,
    perfection, my friend, sheer perfection. i never thought of it this way but it is so true. may we all let our corks float to the top! (i love word pictures like this. it really helps to keep them in mind with ease.)

    i wonder, do you have one cork, two or more? i'm pondering how many i currently have and which ones they are...

  9. Ah Jan, I have corks a plenty! One that is consistently having problems rising to the top and staying there! But overall, I've made a lot of progress and that is what I choose to focus on today! That and knowing that in bringing all the corks to the top, I will have lived the fullest life I could! Onward and upward!

  10. Wow...this is a wonderful post!

    BTW...the story is done! :) I hope you enjoy it.

  11. Oh my how tiring it gets trying to keep the corks down. I used to think it was my "duty" so to speak to keep certain corks down. If I didn't then I was prideful or boastful instead of just having good self esteem and self worth. The negative, self defeating lessons we've learned and adapted as our own make us tired and hold us back. How much easier it's been to let go of the corks and let them float and be what they are.. buoyant joyous corks bouncing in the waves of life. Life may still be a roller coaster at times but with the corks floating on top of it all it's a lot easier to accept and handle the ups and downs of life. What a great post. I thank you for sharing this story and quote. Such wonderful wise words to take in and live by. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

  12. You've expressed this beautifully Nina! Blessings right back to you! xo

  13. Caroline, thanks for stopping by....I loved your story! xo

  14. I love this part of the quote: "It was with enormous clarity that you came forth into this body."
    That makes so much sense because otherwise why are we here?
    Current life and our current conversations however are NOT supporting us to keep our cork afloat and thus after a while we ourselves will start keeping the cork down as well.
    I finally start to realize that it is about keeping the cork afloat, about letting the cork come up and that fearful beliefs are keeping it down.
    AND you and your client took 3 years of conversations about how things could be different to have the cork float.
    It will indeed not happen overnight but when you keep having conversations that allow for a different take on life, it will happen.
    As you say we just need to persevere with the conversation until that new conversation overrides the old one in our head.
    Good on both of you, love Wilma

  15. This is great! As a pursuer of dreams I find this very encouraging. Thank you.

  16. Wilma, you are so right that it is sometimes indeed ourselves who keep our corks under water. It's all a process. Some of us, like me, take a lot longer than others. But I guess the object is to get that cork to float, no matter how long! And thank you, Wilma, for your lovely support and comments. xo

    Carolynn, "pursuer of dreams"! Indeed, where would we be without them! I love your moniker! And I'm glad you feel encouraged! As a dreamer myself, I appreciate your comment immensely! xo

  17. What a great post. I have been realizing this lately about a passion of mine. It doesn't quite fit into my life this year but when I have the time and give it attention, I absolutely feel that surge of energy that motivates the whole project. Realizing that the divine is in us and will continue to bob to the surface helps me to be patient with myself and with these passions when other things are taking precedence. I know if this endeavor of mine is true and authentic, it will continue to surface and one day I'll be ready to meet it there and bring it to life.

  18. Joy....well put! You are so right. Sometimes the real world gets in the way of our life's path, but hang in there...the time will open up one day probably when you least expect it! (Grins!) It is great you are in touch with that passion and that you know it is pushing its way to the top! Well done! xo

  19. Oh, Diantha, I just knew we were connected at deeper levels! :) I've been an Abraham fan for the last 13 years and their wisdom has become my way of life! And this cork floating metaphor is such a perfect and powerful one! It's usually when I let go of things that give me trouble that everything falls into place and it all seems to solve 'itself.' Thank you so much for posting this!! Love, Silke

  20. Sweet Silke, it's so nice to share with our hearts. Bless you, dear one.


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