Every new beginning comes from a change in circumstances–losing a job, the breaking of a relationship, disability, death of a loved one, a devastating fire. Yet no newness arises if we refuse to live these through and let them go. Living through the pain, we grow, we become wiser, we get to know ourselves better. It is then that the end becomes a turning and not a final event. It is then that we realize why we experienced what hurt us, for even when the experience has been a great one, the ending brings sadness with it.
The same is true for what fills us and makes us happy, it will turn. Rooted to the love within, we can let go of expectations and enjoy the gifts as they come to us. When the change comes, the sadness will be brief. Holding on to the Spirit within, even through times of great joy, we can rest knowing that we will be held through to new beginnings. The light will shine, the path will appear, the new will be evident, the loss becomes a learning experience. New life blooms from what we put to rest.
Today is a good day to let go of what is holding you from a new beginning. The pain will be there either way. The pain, though, will last longer if you choose to stay in the withering state than if you choose to let go and embrace new life, new thoughts, new love. Spirit will hold you and carry you through the