“As the earth dies your spirit will bloom; as the world fades your soul will rise and glisten. Amongst the dehydrated crevices of a desert earth you will stumble upon your diamonds; in between the dry skulls and cracked bones you will find your sapphires.”
― C. JoyBell C.
“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
I believe the Mayans were on to something when they predicted that the world would end today! What an awesome coincidence that the end of the world CO-INCIDES (that's another post) with the Winter Solstice. As one season is ending another is beginning. Of course it's not the end of the physical world that we live in but the end of the world that YOU live in...the one that you have created within yourself and the one that is no longer serving you or your life's purpose!
It's easy sometimes to get caught up in the things that are ending in our life and to try and hold on. Relationships, jobs, material things...we tend to get attached to these things and want to hold on to them for life. I guess there is a fear of being without these things so we try to hold on even when we know that they are no longer serving us.
I encourage you to ask the question of yourself "What am I holding on to that is ending in my life?" If there is something in your life that is ending (and we always know when something is ending) I encourage you to let it end for in its ending there is a new beginning for something else. Even when the ending brings pain allow it to end because holding on only prolongs the pain. And even when the experience of letting go is painful we have the option of whether we suffer or not.
Don't worry that you are giving up on someone or something whose time has come to an end in your life. Everything that we experience has come to help us grow and once its purpose has been served it goes back to being whatever it was so let it return. Cherish the experience and the memories that it created but don't hold on to what is ending. Allow the new beginning to unfold without fear of the unknown and trust the the Divine is there guiding you every step of the way and that you are growing and evolving at precisely the rate that is right for you on your journey!
And as always, remember to begin each day with your daily "dessert" of gratitude, meditation, music or whatever it is that brings joy to your life and make every day a "new beginning" for yourself!