Jump

: to spring into the air : Leap
: to start out or forward
: to rise suddenly in rank or status
: to act, move, or begin before
: to increase suddenly and sharply

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Jump (v.): 1520s, perhaps imitative (compare bump); another theory derives from the words in Gallo-Roman dialects of southwestern France (compare jumbato rock, to balance, swing,” yumpato rock”), picked up during English occupation in the Hundred Years War. Superseded native leap, bound, and spring in most senses. Meaning “to attack” is from 1789; that of “to do the sex act with” is from 1630s.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Sometimes you just have to jump off the cliff without knowing where you will land.”

Zainab Salbi (b. 1969, Iraqi author, women’s rights activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, media commentator and founder and former CEO of the Washington-based Women for Women International)

Bio Source:

www.zainabsalbi.com/about-me/

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”

Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983, Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II; she was imprisoned for her actions.)

Bio Source:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/questionofgod/voices/boom.html

“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012, American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author)

Bio Source:

www.raybradbury.com

“Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.”

Margaret Mead (1901-1978, American cultural anthropologist, women’s rights activist)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/margaret-mead-9404056

“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.”

Robert Frost (1874-1963, four-time Pulitzer prize winner in poetey, educator, and America’s “nearly official poet laureate”)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/robert-frost-20796091

“One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.”

Jeff Goodell (author, investigative journalist, energy and environment expert, and contributing editor to the “Rolling Stone” magazine)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Goodell

Meditation

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”

— Corrie Ten Boom

Do you sometimes think your life is ordinary and too humdrum?  Do you not think yourself as bravehearts?  If so, think of all those times you jumped and took leaps of faith into the Unknown, and into the Void?

The greatest faith walks were the choices we made to be here, to be born into this challenging world as ours.  We had to have been heroic to have chosen to live during these times on this beautiful, devoted, intense, challenging, and transformative planet.

Despite having different blueprints and unique missions, some of us were born to hit the ground running, spawn into traumatic circumstances; and some of us ran smack into difficulties later in life where we had to make life and death decisions.  But, whatever the obstacles, help always mysteriously appeared either through Earth angels or via our divine support.   Someone or some great force always had our back and we always made it through.

Surviving was not enough, though.  We hungered for more meaningful and fulfilling lives where we surrendered to the wisdom depths of our hearts and to higher dimensions of our souls.  Our internal work and the inner trust guaranteed nothing.  We still needed to grope around in the dark to feel our way Home.

Surrendering has been been key, as well as walking our talk.  We must find the journey men and women, the teachers, the trails that lead us to these sacred paths and cliffs from which we must jump, leaping head first in believing and knowing we will be all right in the end.

Let us continue to be the fearless warriors we were born to be creating our world anew, unlike anything we have ever done before.

It’s a new day, my friends, on a New Earth.  Don’t give up hope, and stay committed and vigilante in your divine and unique missions.

Much Love, Tonya

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