Archive for September, 2010
Death leads to Transformation.
The doctor in my dream was desperate to
save the self I’ve been, to keep her from
And the butterflies were telling me: let her go.
Because holding on to the self that created
where I’ve been… only keeps me from evolving
into who I’m called to be now.
Ah….we’re back to Uncertainty, aren’t we?
I realize once again just how uncomfortable that is for me.
And yet isn’t the resistance to Uncertainty what inhibits our evolution as a species? How often do we make the same mistakes, find ourselves in the tired old fights, because we can’t see any other option? Perhaps making friends with Uncertainty is a prerequisite to a new way of being.
And so I surrender to not knowing. I commit to doing nothing until something new occurs to me. And in the meantime I commit to letting go, over and over again, of my mind’s attempts to resolve my perceived problem via habitual behaviors.
The Celts spoke of “thin” or liminal times and places where it is easier to step into a new reality: dawn; twilight; the change of seasons and “between” places (shorelines, cliff faces, crossroads, mists). I often take advantage of these special times and places when I’m aware that I want to make a shift in my life.
And yet, it occurs to me that the crucial hour is any hour. The crucial moment…is any moment. It is the moment that you choose. It’s the moment you decide to imbue your life with consciousness.