My email inbox is full of invitations to ‘change,’ ‘transform,’ ‘uplevel,’ etc. I’ll bet yours is, too. Are you ready to change?
The only constant in life IS change, but sometimes we slide into change or it is thrust upon us by circumstances outside of us. Has this been happening to you?
Conscious Living means being aware of your Self, your Purpose and taking charge of the changes you make in your life. Awareness is key to moving consciously through any change, small or gigantic. Observing yourself in the midst of a sea of change can be a way to weather the change while feeling peace inside.
It is not just you as an individual going through changes that is the energy of this experience of the 21st Century. We are all, whether conscious or not, experiencing the great shift that is the transformation of Planet Earth. Nothing is staying the same. Hold onto your hat!
At the time of these great shifts we have an opportunity to allow the change to be transformative. We can move ourselves, our understanding, our spiritual selves into a higher level of functioning on the Planet. We are really RESPONSIBLE to the Planet and her inhabitants to experience this kind of transformation.
When circumstances invite you to change, do you make a graceful transition to the next level? Or do you resist, fighting the change until it becomes inevitable and then you just give up? How well do you accept change?
Sometimes it is easy to change when we are the instigators of the change and we see the destination toward which we are moving. We can be positively elegant when we change in this manner.
At other times, we fight, we resist, we try to ignore, we might even try to go backward as we argue against a change. Energetically, these tactics make that which we are resisting more powerful over us. The transition to the new level becomes difficult, tedious, sometimes even painful.
As the Borg say (for all you Trekkies out there), ‘Resistance is futile.’
When we are in the transition stage of change in our lives, we can experience the most energy of the transformation that is taking place. Think of yourself as a caterpillar shifting into the butterfly. It might be a process that is frightening, uncomfortable, even unwanted. But what a beautiful result there is after the transformation!
The entire Planet Earth is transitioning now into the New Earth. Each human being is evolving into the New Human. You can resist or transform.
This evolutionary process requires a lot of changes in our daily lives. We are being called to become more conscious of who we are, our authentic selves. We are being invited into the transformative process to partner with others who are willing to move forward into the state of being a New Human.
Life can become simpler for us if we shift out of old ways of being, of operating in the world. Relationships become more intimate when we drop the pretense, the masks we used to wear. We create conscious businesses. We make conscious choices. We listen with our hearts. We collaborate and support.
This transition is glorious. Each of us is emerging as a beautiful butterfly. Celebrate!
THANKSGIVING TRANSFORMATION: Richard’s CommentaryDecember 3, 2014 — Richard
The title of Rosemary’s post of her poem, Butterfly, holds deep meaning in itself. Thanksgiving and Transformation aren’t words that go easily together, but if we give the pair a bit of thought there is more there.
We are now moving well into the last month of 2014. All the turkey trimmings are gone or put away. Is your sense of “thanksgiving” also put away with the November decorations, thrown out with the bones of the bird? Or do you practice gratitude all year long?
Rosemary’s second butterfly in her poem says: “Nothing is static. Nothing stays the same. The only constant is change.” Can we be grateful for every change? Can we look at every change as part of a greater transformation as explained by the third and smallest butterfly? This is the challenge the poem presents. It is the every day, small changes, moment to moment, that generate the transformations of our lives. And gratitude every day, moment to moment for those small changes leads to “thanksgiving transformation.”
Can you hear the vibration that rings between these two words? There is an echo between them, they are “light shadows” – we are thankful and we transform; we transform and we are thankful – every day and in every way. Thanksgiving Transformation is a state of being – continuous gratitude for the continuous state of change we experience. Thanksgiving Transformation is Life!
There is another pairing of words the squirrel of the poem brings to us: Presence and Preparation. These set up another vibration, the echo between being present in the moment, experiencing it fully, and being prepared for the next moment, that moment of change. It’s almost asking that we exist in two states at once; the dynamic about being prepared for tomorrow’s change while being fully present today is the challenge.
And this dynamic, this vibration is present in every breath, every heartbeat. As we inhale we breathe in appreciation, gratitude, thanksgiving for everything, especially the change of our body chemistry with the intake of fresh air. As we exhale we prepare for the next breath, exhausting the stale, used up air and the byproducts of our metabolism.
From the smallest change in our body chemistry, moment to tiny moment, to the great transforming changes in our lives, day-to-day, year-to-year, we are blessed. At the microcosmic level every moment is a miracle. And at cosmic scales, the beauty of the remnants of a supernova, as just one example, pictured here, are mind-boggling! I am in constant thanksgiving for all of it and all the blessings. I may not always be prepared for the coming changes, transformations, but I can truly give thanks for them!
Thanksgiving Transformation. You can’t have one without the other!