Can you spare any change?
“Travel light; arrive quickly.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
The only constant is change, nothing lasts forever, and this, too, shall pass. We have all heard these and similar phrases our whole life, yet we rarely take them to heart. We still cling to who and what we love, and can’t bear to let them go.
Change is difficult.
To avoid too much suffering, we must constantly remind ourselves to keep our relationship to material and earthly things as real as possible, meaning we genuinely realise they are all borrowed from the near or distant future, and sooner or later must be given back.
Change is easy.
But only if we remind ourselves that the flow of life – that wonderful metaphorical river – is our true nature. It’s easy when we can be compassionate with ourselves and others while we navigate the currents. We’ve all been in the same proverbial boat at some time or another, and surely will be again.
Right now, more than ever, these are times of letting go on a very tangible, practical level. What we don’t give up voluntarily could just as easily be taken away by Mother Nature, or through political upheaval – who knows? If we let go consciously, we participate in the flow with more grace and ease.
You can’t take it with you.
Being in a real relationship with the physical world means understanding that we can’t take it with us at The End. Sorting, releasing and sharing our physical abundance with gratitude for its transient role in our life frees us up for new, fresh and unexpected experiences, and can potentially help others, too.
This week, you might like to focus on abundance and beauty, especially as it applies to our beautiful planet. Not in a Pollyanna type of way, but to appreciate what we have so fully that it makes total sense to take great care of it, sustaining and supporting our earthly mother in the best way for all of us.
Especially from today (May 15th) through Thursday, try to make some quiet time for meditation or deep relaxation, then set renewed intentions for how you would like to see your life, and our world, unfold over the next seven years. What role do you want to play in your future? You might find some inspiration from the current astrology.
If you want to dive deeper into transforming and co-creating your life, I would love to have you join us for an inspiring retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas this November.
In the meantime, I wish you all smooth sailing as you flow through your days.
With much love and light,