Often we feel like we are stretched between two worlds – the world of yesterday, the one we think we know and the world of tomorrow, the one we are creating and the one of change. Here we are in the middle of today, the here and now trying to decide which way to go. Do we hang onto the world of yesterday and all its values, rules and structure or do we leap forward with faith into the unknown world of tomorrow filled with hope, endless possibilities and the often-dreaded change?
Depending on how our life is going at this moment we may be quite content to have things stay the way they are just so we don’t have to learn anything new, try anything different or even consider introducing a new thought about life in general into our daily routine. How often have we wished there were at least 48 hours where things just stopped so we could get caught up! However, life is about change, learning and growing. If we always did the things we knew we would be living in the past.
We are living in a time when change is coming at us full force if we want it or not. Actually, it always has been but now we can physically, emotionally and spiritually feel this shift. Many have no idea what it is that makes them feel this way but simply realize there is something going on. In Gregg Braden’s book, “Deep Truth”, he states the following facts, “By any measure, the 20th century was a wild ride for the people of Earth. Between 1900 and 2000, we went from a world of about 1.6 billion to over 6 billion people, survived two world wars, squeaked through 44 years of the Cold War and 70,000 ready-to-go-at-a-touch-of –the –button nuclear missiles, unlocked the DNA code of life, walked on the moon, and ultimately made the computers that took the first humans into space look like children’s toys. It was 100 years of the most accelerated population growth, and the greatest threat of our extinction, in 5,000 years of recorded history. Many historians look upon the 20th century as the age of knowledge, and it’s easy to see why.” Many of the scientific theories that were thought to be true are now being proven to be false, changing again how we are to look at who we are as people. Change is everywhere and the biggest changes are within each and every one of us.
Our lives are on a fantastic journey; one that requires us to follow our intuition because the map we came with may not apply any more. We must rely on our internal compass to guide us. When it says stop and look around, we need to take stock of where we are and what it is we are aiming for. When it says it is time to move, we had better be ready to pack our bags and get going, and trust our intuition to set us on the right road. We need to be willing to make a number of changes on this route as there are many hills, curves and bumps ahead but they are all to be discovered, experienced and traveled. It is often in these seemingly rough times that we find our truest passions, dearest friends and connection to Spirit. So what if our mind says move but our heart is afraid, worried or filled with hate and other negative emotions and tells us to stay in the comfort zone? If we find we are unable to change but don’t know why, what then?
We could be energetically tied to past emotions, events, people or places and we need to cut the cords that bind us. Deep in our unconscious mind we hold all the memories from our experiences of this life and past lives so it can be hard to identify exactly where the cords are holding us but through meditation we can enter that zone, find the cords and cut them.
Whether these cords are relationship, material, financial, career, spiritual, physical or emotional ties, we need to have the desire to cut them in order to be set free from their control. Through our thoughts, desire, and openness to make the changes these cords can be let loose and soon we will find opportunities presently themselves to us to move ahead. One word of caution…things do not move in our time but in that of the Universe. Patience is the biggest lesson for all of us to learn, so if things are going too quickly or slowly it could be your test of patience. Give thanks for what you have, the chance to make a difference and be open to receive and things will come to you.