Change is in the air. Can you feel it?
I sure can. It seems to be everywhere. And it is good. And also a bumpy ride.
Change. It requires letting go of the ways and even systems of the past. It brings up the things that need healing or completion now, and the call to resolution and trust.
But there is
a new energy coming. Into our lives as individuals and as a whole. Collectively and individually, there is a new energy coming. And today I am simply allowing and celebrating the process of recovery in motion.
As we recover as individuals, a nation, and a world, here is a message for today, and some guiding wisdom for the road.
New Energy Coming
There is a new energy, a new feeling coming into our life. We cannot base our expectations about how we will feel tomorrow, or even a few hours from now, on how we feel at this moment.
There are no two moments in time alike. We are recovering. We are changing. Our life is changing. At times, things haven't worked out the way we wanted. We had lessons to learn. The future shall not be like the past.
The truly difficult times are almost over. The confusion, the most challenging learning experiences, the difficult feelings are about to pass.
Do not limit the future by the past!
Reflect on the beginning of your recovery. Haven't there been many changes that have brought you to where you are now? Reflect on one year ago. Haven't you and your circumstances changed since then?
Sometimes problems and feelings linger for awhile. These times are temporary. Times of confusion, uncertainty, times of living with a particular unsolved problem do not last forever.
We make these times doubly hard by comparing them to our past. Each situation and circumstance has had its particular influence in shaping who we are. We do not have to scare ourselves by comparing our present and future to a painful past, especially our past before we began recovering or before we learned through a particular experience.
Know that the discomfort will not be permanent. Do not try to figure out how you shall feel or when you shall feel differently. Instead, trust. Accept today, but do not be limited by it.
A new energy is coming. A new feeling is on the way. We cannot predict how it will be by looking at how it was or how it is, because it shall be entirely different. We have not worked and struggled in vain. It has been for and toward something.
Times are changing for the better. Continue on the path of trust and obedience. Be open to the new.
Today, God, help me not to judge or limit my future by my past. Help me be open to all the exciting possibilities for change, both within and around me.