This classic line fell into my mind this morning: ‘A funny thing happened’ on my way out the door. Leaving a place and a people who have meant so much to me for so many years has proven to be more of a life changing experience than I anticipated. My emotions continue to resemble the shore of a great ocean. There are times when the ocean is calm and the waves are just little laps on the shore, and then there are times when the waves are larger and create great sprays of water in the air. The purpose of the waves in an ocean is to stir up life: just as the waves of emotion in me are stirring up life in a number of its glorious forms.
These waves (Life) sometimes show up as beautiful feelings of excitement at the possibility of stepping into a new phase of life and what that means. There is an excitement about the standing at the realm of infinite possibility. There are also times that this life shows up as deep loss and an opportunity to own where I might have done things differently. There is also a deep compassion for myself and others, and a knowing that we all did our best.
So, you might be asking, where is the funny part? The funny part, is more ironic than haha funny. We have chosen this life and have the power within to create the experiences that we choose to have; and yet at its core, Life is a mystery. I thought I knew what to expect. I had a plan. What is they say about plans; if you want to hear God laugh tell him yours. I know God is getting a good laugh, and is holding my hand in a way that no person can.
Through any of life’s changing processes, the most important Truth for us to remember is that God is everywhere present all of the time. This Presence is all Power and Wisdom, and as we enter into an awareness of this ever present Power and Wisdom there is nothing to fear.
My change was in leaving a job. Yours may be loosing someone close to you through death or divorce, or it may be starting a new adventure in your life. It doesn’t matter what the change is; what is important is to remember that Spirit is with us always No Matter What. Then as the waves come in and go out, we can look for the life that has been stirred up. What if we learned to dance with the waves?
A funny thing happened on my way out, I entered into…
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