DAY 16: THE GIFT OF LETTING GO
You may have noticed feeling that there are some thing that just don't work for you anymore - with heightened intensity.
You may have also noticed how life has been delivering opportunities for you to re-write old stories that keep you stuck in habits that you wish you could just erase altogether.
Out with the old, in with the new.
That's actually not so far off from what is presented to us at the moment.
We are under the influence of a new moon in the sign of Sagittarius, stoking our inner fires to burn down all that no longer serves us.
That all sounds amazing, right?
A cosmic do-over! Why not?
Fire doesn't come without pain.
And for something new to come alive, something else must die.
Giving up old patterns, habits, and tendencies - even if you know that they don't serve you - takes a tremendous amount of willpower to stand in the face of pain.
Letting go of old beliefs is like parting with a friend who has protected you for a long time. What would we do without that protection?
Fear sets in and most of the time, we just go back to the way things were,
trying to forget all those crazy thoughts about what life could be like, if you just had the will to see things through to the end.
Pain - it goes against our primal senses of survival.
Why go towards it?
Because pain is not the same as suffering.
Suffering happens when we cling on too tightly to things and relationships that have run their course.
In other words, we attach to the things that no longer work for us.
There is another way to experience pain.
We can choose to stop resisting change.
We can instead choose to observe the things that feel off.
What is it?
What's ready to be released?
And what takes its place?
So you can achieve what?
What are you creating?
What image of the future are you painting?
How does it feel?
How do you make others feel?
Ah, yes! That is what you deeply desire!
And is that worth enduring pain?
So let go.
May the realization of your future be the driving force behind every thought, word, and action.
And may they prevail the pain.
May we aim the arch,
And release the arrow.