A time of transition, a time of change. We are about to enter the Autumn season, here in the Northern Hemisphere, and one that has come upon some of us way too quickly. Change can sneak up on us like that at times. What seems “out of the blue” can actually have sent its telltale signs earlier on but we may have chosen to not see what was in front of our eyes.
Our world does not remain static; there are always changes in the making, some welcomed and some anticipated with a sense of foreboding. These past three Super Moons have spurred change into hyperdrive for those ready, consciously or subconsciously, and for those not yet ready, the backlog of their resistance continues to pile ever higher. It is a well known fact that we humans resist change, even when for the better, preferring the comfort of, “the way it is….”
A dear friend of mine helped alter my last vestibule of resistance to change by way of some simple guidance passed along to her by her mother: ”You only have one choice to make in this moment…either “this or that, yes or no.” Very wise words indeed. My last vestige of hesitation and resistance to change was of projecting; projecting the many possible scenarios that might evolve from change. It kind of boils down to taking things in bite-sized pieces instead of trying to put the whole pie into one’s mouth. When we try to take in too much at once, it kind of makes a mess of things and we may get easily discouraged and give up, or we may fear retribution for any mess that we may have made.
Taking change in small increments, at first, may help in establishing a feeling of empowerment which is so crucial to change. Acclimatizing ourselves to the new environment resulting from our initial steps will also aide in our moving forward with more confidence and skill. I like the analogy of change presented to us by the caterpillar evolving into a butterfly. By faithfully following his instincts, he allows life as he knows it to end and is ultimately rewarded by the most amazing transformation. Where before he could only walk, he now finds that he can soar, having morphed into a new way of being.
This is the Chinese Year of the Horse; a year of action, movement, power, and yes, change. We are now more than half-way through this highly charged year and you may well be finding that resistance is forming a wall between where you are and where you need to be, but remember, the horse can be an agile jumper…