What do you do when things fall apart? What happens when it becomes clear that our illusion of control is nothing more than that—an illusion? Recently everything in my life has been tossed up into the air and I have been going through what author, Elizabeth Lesser, calls a “Phoenix process.” In her book, Broken Open, Lesser writes about how the challenges we face in our lives refine us much like the fire that the mythical Phoenix emerges from, which burns away everything that is unnecessary.
I find myself going through yet another Phoenix process in my life, but I’ve been through this before. It’s just that all of those times that it has happened in the past I experienced the meltdown without appreciating the breakthrough. I am so grateful for the wisdom to recognize what is going on for what it is this time. I’ve lived long enough to recognize the cycles of life. I know the importance of letting go of what is not working any more and learning to trust in the process of life’s unfolding. I acknowledge that there is a power far greater than myself at work here. I am in complete trust that everything that is happening is for my good. Yes, it’s all good even when it comes disguised initially as a challenge or a tragedy. I feel confident and safe that God is guiding my life and ordering my steps. I know that I am not alone and that I am Divinely guided. My confidence in this knowledge makes it easier for me to let go of my illusion of control in my life and yield to the flow of life unfolding before me. Resistance takes up so much energy. I find that the more I let go and trust,
the more I can see all of the amazing opportunities before me.
So, the next time when things seem to fall apart in your life take a step back and observe what is going on. Were you really ever in control in the first place
? Isn’t it a liberating feeling to just let go of the reins for a moment and allow things to be whatever they will be? Guess what happens next when you do that? You begin to fall in love with the present moment—now—which is really the only time we have.
Recently I have also been receiving signs that I am being opened up more and more to receive from Source energy. As a healer and lightworker, the more I tap into my connection with Source and channel those healing energies the stronger and deeper the connection becomes. I am a yielded vessel of love, peace, forgiveness and gratitude.
When things fall apart and I am forced to become awake to the power in this present moment, I emerge stronger, wiser and more on purpose in my life’s spiritual journey.
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