Over the weekend the Hubs and I were able to sneak off to the movies. We saw Salmon Fishing in Yemen.
There are a few good subplots but the one that pulled me in was the plight of the farm salmon. In the movie, we learn that farm salmon have had their natural instinct to swim upstream domesticated right out of them.
Slowly over generations these highly intuitive fish were trained to just be ok with the boundaries created for them.
In order for the protagonist to prevail, these salmon must return to their natural instinct of swimming upstream. If they don’t all will be lost. And that is what really drew me in.
Moms are salmon. (Stay with me here for a moment.)
Motherhood is in crisis. Over generations, we’ve been trained to ignore our intuition and seek guidance outside ourselves. Yet inside lie the answers.
Following our inner guidance can feel challenging (like swimming upstream) but it is more natural than anything else we know. NOT swimming upstream is what leaves us feeling dull and bloated (metaphorically speaking).
It is also scary when all the other domesticated fish, I mean moms, are going with societal flow and we feel like moving in the opposite direction.
So what’s a domesticated fish to do?
Spoiler Alert: In the movie, the farm salmon are released into open water. All start to swim downstream THEN a single fish turns around and starts to swim upstream. Within moments the other fish start to “remember” and turn around as well.
It only took one fish in 10,000 to change everything. You have that kind of power.
When you tap into the power of inner guidance, your shift will be felt by many and they will follow. They won’t follow you necessarily. They will learn to follow natural instinct.
Learn to follow your inner guidance and you will change the path for those around you and especially for those that come after you!
Um, I mean…