Sunday, 28 February 2016

Fall in. . .

This blog post is dedicated to anyone who needs to "fall in" - doesn't matter how, just "fall in". . . 

Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Just fall into a dream

Have you ever been on the cusp of falling in love?  It's a weird and wonderful feeling but it also be quite scary at the same time.  There is a sense of vulnerability that comes with being able to lay your feelings bare with someone and either they respond in a similar way otherwise you feel so exposed that you retreat into yourself again.  Have you been in a dream like state before?  People were talking to you and you were daydreaming about something and it honestly felt like you had left your physical body and imagined yourself somewhere else with someone else?  It's a good thing to be able to fall in and out of a dream like state.  There's nothing wrong with it.

They say
If you die in a dream
You die in real life
Well I just died in your arms
Lost in your eyes
And I know this must be a dream
Cos I feel like I can fly 
To heaven

I've only just discovered Esperanza Spalding and this was the first song that I connected strongly with.  Have you ever had dreams where you have died?  You might find that you can't recall how many times you have been chased or died in someone's arms.  Depending on how good you are at remembering your dreams quite vividly, you may not make out the faces of people in your dreams or know for sure who they are.  Falling or flying are common activities that are found in dreams.  Not being able to feel the weight of your body, but instead being able to levitate or fly is definitely another sure sign that you are in a dream.  Do you dream what heaven must be like?  Even if you don't believe in heaven, but I think people imagine themselves to be in some place of their design that would encapsulate their idea of heaven.  


They say 
If you live in a dream
You're hopelessly lost
Well this ain't just any old dream
For our paths have crossed
And I may be hopelessly lost
But somehow
I've managed to find heaven

There will be paths that you cross with someone else and it may seem totally random and completely by chance but after a while you will see that your chance meeting has actually been predestined and you didn't even know it, you aren't meant to know it until you are meant to know.  Sounds airy fairy?  Maybe it does, but I think that I've been surrounded with a lot of people with like minds and similar life paths to not have this become a reality in some small part or some huge epiphany moment that stays with you forever.  Even if you met that in a previous life, and meet them again - it's only because your mutual crossing of paths is strong enough to continue through the ages.

And I won't worry
If we ever fall in love
We will never touch the ground
I don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Just fall into a dream

If we will never touch the ground, then I guess we must be hovering quite easily in the air, falling in love but never being able to feel anything solid again, not landing on a solid surface anymore anyway, because it's ok to be lost in each other for a while.  Isn't that what you like most about when you fall in?  That for a period of time, you become suspended in mid air, with someone who seems similar to you or who just seems like they know what life is like now, with you.  For the most part, it might not even need to be about the fall in, to be in love with someone, but the fall in may be more about the shift in mindset to allow yourself permission to want something else that makes you uncomfortable and causes you to be in demand by others.  Whether that's a healthy thing or not, but it's something that needs to happen in order for you to prepare for the next significant phase of your life.

Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Don't worry if we fall in love
We will never touch the ground
Just fall into a dream. . . 

I hope that you allow yourself to fall in from time to time.  We spend too much of our lives being really cautious and afraid to try anything once.  Of course things will happen beyond your control, but life is only what we make of it and how we choose to live it.  I sometimes wonder if we got it all wrong?  The fact that maybe we've got it all backwards and in fact all the things that we are basing our lives on to live in, the stability and the social norms that we have become accustomed to - that in fact isn't the way we are meant to live - but instead we are meant to fall in. as many times as possible, wherever and however possible, because it is in the act of the fall in, that we become more attuned with what, who and why we fall in.  There is comfort isn't there knowing that we all fall in sometime, that we all fall in sometime.  So why not just fall into a dream. . .