It's funny how life works if you allow for possibility. A year ago, I resolutely walked away from the darkness and into the light. I'm still on the journey. Along the way, I've had to let go of a lot of excess baggage. Some baggage was easy to release, and other baggage far more difficult. Some was downright heartbreaking.
One could say that I lost jobs, friends and things. The truth is they weren't lost, they were released. They were never real anyway. You can't lose anything that is real, you can only release your attachment to illusions.
Illusions of stability, illusions of connection, illusions of possession, these things can be quite seductive and quite convincing. Eventually the mists fade, the curtains open and the truth is revealed, that is if we are willing to live deeply and see clearly.
Jobs can be replaced. Stability does not exist. Chaos lurks. Even careers that seem shattered can be reinvented. I find myself in a tail spin every eight to ten years, but each time it becomes easier to regain my footing. I'm knee deep in another reinvention, discovering new talents and exploring others long neglected. So far, every month, the universe has provided us with enough. I have let go of panic, worry and fear. I have remained open to abundance. I have remained deeply grateful. We can choose to create our own success, of this I am certain. It is a fluid and organic thing. To navigate it, we have to become flexible and fearless.
There is more than enough, for all of us. If something gets 'lost', we simply make more. As long as we are breathing, we can create change. The more we focus on possibility, the less fear we hold.
One is lucky to count a handful of people true friends. We can give love freely knowing fully that it may not be received or returned, because every good thing we put out into the universe returns ten fold. People can only hurt us if we allow it. Their fear does not have to become ours, unless we choose to make it so. We can choose to love unconditionally.
Love has no limits. If we wrap it up in expectations, we are sure to be disappointed. The more we focus on letting love freely flow from us and back to us from the divine source, the less we need to be validated by others. Love is, all there is.
We don't really own anything. We're merely caretakers of objects for a period of time. And time and things are illusions. Our possessions are merely reflections of our desires and surely we can't be sad at losing them, because doing so makes more room for love.
Things come and go, love remains.
I get up every day and keep putting one foot bravely in front of the other. I open my heart to love. I move with intention into the great wide open. I trust with every fiber of my being that it is okay, I am okay and it is all going to be okay.
In fact, it's awesome. Make that awe some. Or should it be awe plenty? Hmmm...