“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
~Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer
Endings and beginnings! Wow, so many examples everyday. Systems, beliefs, biases, habits, routines, self-image and so much more. It’s amazing how synchronicity works. For example, my husband mentioned letting go might be a good topic to write about this week. Next, although I’ve never seen the movie Frozen, I kept hearing the song, “Let It Go” so I watched the animated YouTube version. Then, later as I listened to my Pandora playlist guess what song came up? “Let It Go” by James Bay! Synchronicity, I love it!! So, let it go, it is!
How timely that we’re in the seasonal change represented by the Summer Solstice. As I reflected on “Letting Go” and how it applies to me I considered the energy of the Solstice which many feel represents new beginnings as well as an awakening and return to the light. Once again we’re invited to slow down, be patient and take time for self reflection. I think of this time as a gift and an opportunity to ask, “What do I believe? Am I aligned with my beliefs? What am I willing to change if I’m not. What am I willing to let go?” Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paul Coelho has said, “If you’re brave enough to say goodby, life will reward you with a new hello.” In the moment it may not feel like it though. Remember, chaos precedes and follows change. There’s certainly lots of it around us right now. Are you ready to think about new beginnings and a new hello?
How often do we think that to let go and open to new possibilities takes courage? I agree with Paul Coelho that saying goodby takes bravery. If we maintain the status quo then we know how people will respond to us and how we respond to them don’t we? Although it might not be conscious, is it possible that we’re reluctant to let go of things, even when they aren’t working, because we don’t know how people will respond to us or what they will think if we no longer respond to them in the same way? Hmmm. Acknowledging what you want to change is the first step. It can feel overwhelming. Until your closet is cleaned, so to speak, it’s hard to fill it up with something new, right?
What’s happening in the external world is providing plenty of examples to evaluate and possibly change our internal beliefs. For example, we can ask, “What biases and prejudices am I holding and willing to change? What is my vision for a better world? What role is mine to play? What resistance am I holding that prevents me from changing?” These are just a few of the opportunities to question whether we’re aligned with what we believe. All that is out of balance is coming into the light and we’re being offered a fabulous opportunity to change and let go of what’s not working. Even better, we can decide what role we want to play in the change for we are creators after all. We get to do this! WooHoo!
One of our greatest gifts and challenges is to explore our inner beliefs, habits, attitudes and perceptions then let go or change them if we want. No one can do it for us. In the movie Frozen the character, Elsa, goes through her own inner struggles and in the end the lyrics sung by Idina Menzel bring it out, “. . .It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small. And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all. It’s time to see what I can do to test the limits and break through. No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free. Let it go. Let it go. . .” What limits are you ready to test and break through?
I will be channeling Luminus and the Messengers of Light on Tuesday,
June 23, 2020 from 2p-3:30p AZ time. This session will be offered via Zoom and recorded. Check out the ways you can join – individual sessions, donation, or the new Be Inspired option. If you are interested in participating or receiving the recordings please register at victoriabarna.com