Teachers, guides and helpmates enter our lives in all forms. They are the sky in the morning, the bird who comes to sit and sing in the tree outside the window, the hummingbird who visits to drink from the blossoms. Teachers certainly are also the events in life and the people who come to share our time and space. Being aware of what is showing up in our lives, noticing the subtle clues and patterns not only helps to bring clarity but also helps us to be aware of our deep connectivity to life and the universe.
We are in a time when change is the norm. Daily the ground shifts beneath our feet and we need to find the means to not be swept away by it. Change is always difficult. But when it comes fast and furious, when you are stressed, or old, without tools, or have forgotten to use them, it is even more challenging. How fortunate for a lot of us that we were born in a time when there is more information and methods available to help us navigate our way. Meditation, yoga, nutrition, fitness, classes in personal development and a wealth of information on spirituality and consciousness all are available to help stock a full toolbox to manage the stress of living.
If we work with ourselves, if we grow, develop, practice and open up to new levels of consciousness, energy and awareness, then we can arrive at the difficult junctures in our lives better prepared. We can move through those passages with a broader spiritual perspective that keeps peace, hope, joy and love in our hearts in spite of the challenges. We can stare down fear from a place of acquired balance and strength. We can use our energy/consciousness and soul connection to help steady and balance those caught in fear. We can provide a safe haven, a holding place for ourselves and for others when they cannot do it or themselves.
Who are your teachers, guides and helpmates?
Are you aware of the subtle messages that may be coming to you through your environment, dreams or intuitive knowing?
What helps you navigate change with some ease?