“The old must be released so the new can enter”
Without question we are in the middle of a big change, transformation.
Some believe it is the end of the world, the apocalypse itself, while others see it as the birth of a new better world. But what if both are true at the same time?
Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and time is often looked at and feared as the dark goddess of death and destruction but she also brings with her awakening and freedom from the illusions that we have been blindly attached to. Kali is also loving and compassionate and holds our best interest at heart. She teaches us that endings are a natural part of life and when we resist we remain stuck on our evolutionary path. She reminds us that facing our fears, doubts and inner demons will lead to dramatic transformation, liberation and renewal in a powerful way.
One thing is sure, everything changes. Nature is a perfect example of this with the change of the seasons for example. But in this change there is perfection and balance. There is an understanding that the leaves have to fall and die for the new leaves on the trees to be born. There is acceptance and surrender to the fact that you can't plant your seeds during the winter in the snow. I mean you can but nothing will grow.
What if we could be more in touch, in harmony with these natural cycles and rhythms? How would my life look like?
What if we could cultivate a more loving relationship with death and endings in general?
What if we could learn to let go with a grateful heart and without struggle?
When a baby is born, if you look at the birthing process, you can easily think that somebody is dying because of all the blood, pain and intensity. But then suddenly the baby comes out and everything is wonderful, full of joy and smiles. A new life, a new cycle has started. If you ask mothers, they would tell you that the more present, relaxed and surrendered you are to the birthing process the faster and easier and there is less pain.
Life is change and we ourselves are changing all the time. There is nothing wrong with that.
Being in harmony with the natural flow of life means is surrendering this process. It means letting go with a grateful heart of what doesn't serve us and opening ourselves up for the new things to come with excitement and trust.
What if we could relax into the unknown with trust? How would that feel?
What if we could feel excited for what is to come instead of being afraid?
You are the navigator
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery today is a gift, that's why it is called present.”
I am excited to share with you some simple steps to support yourself to best navigate this death and rebirth process. It is my experience that it is impossible to escape this natural death and rebirth process but it is totally possible to learn to ride the waves of transformation, so to say, and become the best navigators.
1. Past: surrender and let go
“Let go or be dragged”
Reflect on what makes you unhappy, what is holding you back, what is bringing you down. Identify things, places, people, beliefs, behavior that negatively affects you, disempowers you, and causing you pain. Then simply remember that you have a choice to let go at any given moment, and with the letting go you are creating space for something better to manifest that you are more in alignment. Letting go is simply letting go of resistance, the insistence of doing something despite the clear evidence of the suffering that it causes.
2. Present: Be here now
“All creation happens in the present moment.”
No matter what happened to you in your past, you have a choice in this present moment regarding what you will do with what happened. You have a choice in how long you decide to stay a victim or let go and take back your power. Reflect on your beliefs and perspectives to see if they are in alignment with your ethics and values and if they empower you or take you into victimhood where you have no power.
“Life is a mystery, let go of your ideas.”
We all pass through sometimes periods of “Dark night of the soul”, times of deep questioning, confusion, fear and doubt. Even though the present moment might seem dark and scary sometimes, it is also in the deep, dark earth where the new seeds are planted and nourished for birth. Really it is the present moment now where we create our future and from this perspective it is a really powerful time for planting our seeds to create the reality that we truly desire.
What seeds (thoughts, actions) are you planting?
What kind of world do you want to live in?
Are your beliefs and actions reflective of who you want to be?
How do we plant those new seeds? We plant them with our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Even in our darkest hours we are responsible for how do we act and what do we create. Knowing that the time is darkest before dawn can help us remember to plant acts of love, unity and kindness in order for a new reality to be born.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
In Lak'ech Ala K'in