liferollercoasterTurmoil. Chaos. Challenge. Possibility. Confusion. Hope. Wonder. Worry. Focus. Resignation.

This list could go on and on. It represents some of the stages of the emotional roller coaster ride I feel like I have been on for awhile. Sometimes this feel intense and personal. Other times it seems like it is simply the energies of our time.

So many people I know (and I include myself here!) feel like things are changing so quickly, that they can’t find their footing. Perhaps they have a strong awareness of the direction they want to go, but the way is blocked. Others who are normally decisive, are finding it hard to make a choice.

There are so many ways these complex times are affecting us. And by affecting, I mean internally and externally. In fact for many, it seems the external world has gone crazy… For others, the people, situations and circumstances around them, are the same. They just don’t fit with them the way they use to.

For me, it has been a time of reviewing and either re-choosing or releasing my beliefs.

As an example, I believe everything happens for a reason. Whatever happens is for us and not to us. We are the authors of our own lives. So what happens when so many things around me feels like the opposite of what I would choose?

This is where I have been hanging out. These are the thoughts I am contemplating. A lot! And the words I keep repeating over and over are Gandhi’s quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.

Never have these words meant more to me. There are so many crazy things happening in our world. Things that seem completely opposite of the direction it seems we should be going. Humanity is longing for unity and oneness, balance and harmony. Yet it feels as if we have never had more separation. Balance and harmony seem to be the last thing on people’s minds. Instead we are looking for others to blame for our disappointments or bad luck.

What this triggers for me is humility. An awareness that I have know idea what the right next thing is. I have no idea how to do anything about all the stuff happening “out there”. And so instead, I am focusing on being the best version of me.

The world maybe in a divided state, I don’t have to be. I can value and choose diversity, inclusiveness and hope. I can look for and connect with the energy of community and oneness. I choose love over fear.

And there is another piece to this. Trust. Sometimes we simply have to trust that things are going exactly as they should. We are right where we are suppose to be. Sometimes, trusting the perfection of the Universe is where we find our greatest solace.

Humility and Trust! That’s what I’ve been thinking about. How is your rollercoaster ride? Or maybe you’ve made it back to the platform already! Either way.., feel free to share!

With Light, Love, and Laughter
Charles

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