It won’t matter what the event will be, what matters more is how you “be” during this process.
Transition can be exciting and scary and unsettling. It can feel like somebody came up behind you and pulled the carpet from under your feet. Bam, down you go. Are you gonna stay there or are you going to dust yourself off and start again?
One thing I know for sure is this, going through such a shift is easier if you have a “go to” place. A place that makes you feel safe, comfortable and calm. A place that will keep your feet grounded to something familiar. For some people it’s a beach or water for others it’s the woods or mountains.
Today, as I write this, amidst more transition than I imagined at this stage, I am enveloped by the blue green branches of a stubby blue spruce tree in my backyard. The scent of the spruce on an early spring morning fills my nostrils with sweetness. The sun poking through the not so tightly woven branches is warm and bright. It feels good on my skin. The dirt feels soft under my feet from years of fallen spruce needles. They make a carpet of soft blue velvet and I understand why one of my dogs burrows in it beside me.
The birds are collecting up bits of reeds and old branches to make their nests in the same tree I am wrapped in. I can look up, ever so slowly, and see the bird families working together to create a new family home.
This whole scene, this process of going through the “going through” feels lighter somehow with the help of my stubby beautiful blue spruce tree in my backyard. I thank my tree as I sit back, stare up to the heavens and thank Mama Earth for her grace and Spirit for her wisdom. This space is, for me, my private meditation room and I am grateful for it.
What about you? Do you have a “go to” place? Tell me about it, let’s share this out, make the world a kinder place, a happier place, a more gentle place.