Times They are ‘a Changin’
I have spent more time in the past month consoling friends and loved ones than I ever have before in my life. It seems like everyone is being flung out of their comfort zones by the Universe all at once. And this time around it is including my dearest, sweetest friends.
Are any of you experiencing this? Are the things you thought you could count on suddenly becoming very shaky?
When big change comes along, it often feels like we need to figure it out all at once. But it never really works that way.
Who decides to leave their marriage in one moment or one day or even one week? Who finds their perfect home immediately after realizing they want to move? Hardly anyone. We might have moments of sudden realization, but those really big changes? They take time. And few of us are good at feeling like we can have all the time we need.
The Records have told a us a few times that Enlightenment comes in stages, and there are times when we collectively hit one stage at the same time. So, just in case it’s not a coincidence and some of you are going through some big, scary changes, too -- I just want to say to you, as I’ve been saying to my dearest friends:
You Have Time. Life Is Long. Sure, there might be consequences if you delay, but you won’t be able to think clearly until you calm down. And you can calm down a lot more easily if you decide to take the time you need. Don’t wait for someone to give you that time. Don’t try to take care of everybody else when you have lost your own center. Take that time and use it to feel your feelings, think your thoughts, and feel a little more like yourself again. Then decide what to do about those big changes afoot.
Much love to those of you in the midst of change, and those of you who are feeling just fine,