“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~Gabriel García Márquez
The many endings in our lives are not truly THE END (even when it feels that way). They are just another opportunity for us to give birth to ourselves all over again in new form.
Image adapted from one shared by Adrian Balea from Pixabay
“Help us to be the always hopeful
Gardeners of the spirit
Who know that without darkness
Nothing comes to birth
As without light
~May Sarton, from “The Invocation of Kali”
Most of us prefer the “light” times of life, filled with happiness and ease, but the darkness and the light are both necessary.
Nothing is born without time in the darkness to gestate. Nothing blooms without the sun’s light.
“One of the clearest signals that something healthy is afoot is the impulse to weed out, sort through, and discard old belongings.” ~Julia Cameron
I so often resist my impulses to clear things out because I’m busy and it seems like a waste of my valuable time to do this kind of work. But I’m gradually learning that these impulses are important signs that something new is ready to be born in my life, and I need to clear out to make space for it.
I’ve been purging stuff like mad the last few weeks and am already feeling lighter and more open because of it. I can’t wait to see what is waiting to be born!
When was the last time you gave in to an impulse to weed out, sort through, and discard old belongings?