I came away from my class this weekend feeling energized, extremely positive, motivated and with a couple of new mantras I’ll be using for my pre-bedtime sleep meditations.  But when I got up this morning, feeling like I had slept really late, only to find that it was barely 9:30 (really late to me is usually 10:30 or 11 at least), feeling all warm and snuggly as I had been cuddling with Dylan while he purred happily, occasionally giving my face a little washing, I found this on my Facebook page, and it filled me with Joy as it completely resonates with where I am right now.  Of course, that meant, to me, that it had to be shared!  
In part, it’s because I know that soon, I will be letting go of more stuff that no longer serves me, just as I have been decluttering my life and my home for some time now, but in part, the colors and the shapes spoke to me.  I’m not sure why, but I can see the Tree of Life barely hidden within the angles, and within the tree of life, the seven major chakras as well.  Had I pulled this as a card from an angel or tarot deck, I would have been instantly moved by the power, both hidden and obvious, that it contains.  I find myself drawn into the picture, wanting to stare at it for long periods of time, wishing to understand all of the symbolism it contains, but knowing that my limited experience won’t be able to discern all of the power manifesting in the image.  
It seems, though, that I don’t have to completely understand the symbolism to feel and yes, be affected by the power  the structure of the image contains.  It is enough, for now, to feel that power, to allow myself to both surrender to and absorb that power, and to share it with anyone with whom it may also resonate.  

It is also clear that I need to take careful inventory of what in my life is necessary for my continued growth and what is not, and be courageous enough to trim those branches which are no longer healthy and strong.  It is far better for me to prune them now than to wait for a windstorm which indiscriminately rips off branches for me.  Better to selectively prune to strengthen the whole than to, later, lose things which could have been preserved had I removed what is currently hindering their growth and keeping them from becoming the strong, bearing walls of my being they are intended to be.
I feel very strongly that I have reached the end of a cycle, and must clear the way for the new one to emerge, strongly and fully.  The old cycle is like the chrysalis,  a place where life is transformed, where there is a period of seeming dormancy before the beauty of the butterfly emerges, full of new life, soaring high and traveling far.  My chrysalis is very close to breaking open to allow my inner butterfly to fly free, but holding certain things too closely and fearfully will prevent the butterfly from emerging, healthy and fully formed. 
Of course, timing is everything, and jumping too soon is as bad as waiting too long.  Finding that perfect moment to make changes, and making sure that some safeguards or preparations have been made first are going to ensure the butterflies ability to grow and thrive.  
Just as a teacher doesn’t stand before their class to lecture without preparing their material first, just as a salesperson doesn’t stand in front of a potential customer without knowing her product, and more, the customer’s needs, so, too, must I do my own research, look for potential and for challenges as well, and plan, as best I can, for the possibilities.  
In the end, though, I will be where I want to be, living on my own terms, and living very, very well!  I look forward to many perfect days!

My gratitudes are:
1. I am grateful for inspiration, whatever its source.
2. I am grateful for encouragement and support which is coming to me from many directions and in larger and larger doses.
3. I am grateful for all I am learning about facilitating healing.
4. I am grateful for all I am learning about myself.
5. I am grateful for lazy mornings that no longer morph into lazy afternoons.

Love and light.

 
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