As you move through a passage of transformation, you do not always get to choose what you take with you.
Life is not the TSA with an approved list of things you can pack.
In life, we often seek a new “destination” in a metaphorical sense. So many are driven by the sense of possible change. We desire a a new life, a more balanced, healthier way of being. I include myself with these seekers.
Yet, too often, when I envision this “new” life, I picture traveling into this space as I am now. The landscape of my life, in my mind, will change into something represented like some picture on an esoteric travel brochure touting a destination point filled with light and love.
And, I will be the traveler who has carried all my current luggage and bags to this new landscape, as if these items will be needed.
The landscape around me will have changed, yet I see the same ol’ Kim, as I am on April 19th, 2014 in this new place.
This type of thinking is the complete a** backwards approach to how change will actually manifest in my life.
If I am to travel anywhere into a new life and new way of being, it will be I who will change.
My boss will still be the same. My work environment is unlikely to change. My stepchildren are not going to magically transform.
But, I, Kim, will change – and that one idea, will literally change everything in my world.
I know so many of you are seeking changes in your lives right now. Please, be smarter than I am. When you pray for change, pray for the change within you.
Bow your head and say simply “Please, whatever shifts are needed in my life, let them begin with me, internally. Let me feel the energy within myself arise in a new way, so that when I step into the life I am seeking, I am blessed with knowing, I have arrived as a new being.”
I created this art in response to a prompt from someone. It is called “Reaching” and I consider it a picture of rising up from the depths of our Beings, perhaps from places very, very dark, and reaching up to grab our light in this world.
I hope you feel this way today.