REBIRTH AND TRANSITIONS:
I posted this on my story a little while back and saved it as a reminder. Someone said something to me today that reminded me of when I was contemplating these things. She talked a bit about the difficulty and emotional uncertainty surrounding transitions in life, and I think this is an incredibly important topic, as it relates to all of us (and our entire Earth).
It is important to stop and remember that growth is not always a beautiful process, nor is change. Growth and transitions in life are often glamorized, as if pushing past your comfort zone should feel like some sort of orgasmic experience. The truth is that growth, similar to birth, can be raw and painful. You can feel exposed, exhausted, uncertain and insecure. We are constantly different than who we were a year ago, a month ago, a minute ago. We are constantly learning and relearning ourselves and our environment. Life is not stagnant, and as products of life, neither are we. We are made to grow and feel naked and uncomfortable as we choose to take radical steps toward deep intimacy with ourselves, others and the Earth. We are equipped to push through the tension until we can look back and wrap our arms around ourselves and think: “Look at how far you’ve come, I am in awe of you”. The more we push past these initial walls, the easier it will be to build self-understanding. Rebirth is not glamorous. It is sweaty, heavy, and tight- as if we are shedding old mindsets and old skin. It does not align with societal check-lists and beliefs. It is miraculously your own. Embrace the messages you are giving yourself. 🌱I see you, and I support you. 🌱Nothing is more uncomfortable than stagnation.