I hope you are doing okay and riding the waves of this year as well as possible. In speaking with friends, family and colleagues this week I'm amazed at how much we all are being squeezed, tumbled and stretched... Somehow I felt a little better knowing we all are going through it. All of us. In the washing machine of life, on high. All the dirt, all the shadows, coming to the surface, individually and collectively. We are all being asked to grow so much.
When we say yes to the tumbling there is less suffering. When we say yes to the suffering it lessens. Feeling into the shadows. We move through things faster when we are willing. Willing to grow. Saying yes to all the curve balls life sends us. Trusting God. Even in the free fall. Even when the ground beneath us shakes.
We've had earthquakes here this past month. The earth is shaking. Resetting. We're all being reset, individually and collectively.
My teacher says, “For one who knows swimming, being in the ocean is a delightful game. But one who doesn’t know may even drown.” We need to learn how to swim. We can learn. We must learn. I don't anticipate this year getting any easier.
Is it an amazing time for spiritual growth? YES. Committing to the inner work we can make amazing progress internally.
Lisa & Maha Rose