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Crises. We’ve all had them.
They’re not fun things.
It might be a crisis of conscience, or a financial crisis, or a relationship breakup or even an illness.
Whatever it is, it shakes us out of our comfort zone. No-one is immune from them…interesting turn of phrase since, for me, it’s my immune system that’s been going through it’s own little crisis.
These crises are really sacred messengers and…
Blessings in disguise
Every crisis is a blessing in disguise. Along with grief or sorrow or hardship or pain come great insights, provided we’re open enough to see them.
We’re being asked to take a look at ourselves, the choices we’ve been making, the lifestyle we’ve been leading, down to the very beliefs that we hold.
If we’re willing to examine ourselves in this way we will see aspects of our life that, in the past seemed so important, to be…dare I say it…trivial. Yes I dare. These moments of crisis are our sacred messengers calling upon us to make the changes that push us to continue to grow and evolve.
Growing isn’t optional
How often have you made changes when everything was going your way? Never? Hardly ever?
Yet life becomes stagnant through comfort and so it requires a crisis to get our attention.
Life is so much deeper and more mysterious and magnificent than we might have originally thought.
Life isn’t a random occurrence, it isn’t something that happens to us, despite what we do. We are not independent of the surrounding universe, acting upon it from a distance, we are all part and parcel of everything. We are one with it all.
The good news is that a crisis always precedes transformation. So if you’re in a middle of one, don’t despair, instead issue a warm welcome and a heartfelt thanks. Maybe it’s time we stopped putting labels on the things that occur in our life. Oh this is good, it must be a blessing, oh this feels lousy, must be a curse. Maybe it’s time to say…oh, it just is…me.
Be prepared for the new you
A crisis indicates a time of rebirth, a time of heightened awareness, a time for new insights, a time to awaken to the wisdom of this rich, many layered being that we are.
Rebirth depends on inner work on one’s self. We simply can’t be reborn without changing this self. Hey that’s good news…believe me.
We hold a unique place in this universe of ours…no one can replace you…no one will ever be quite like you.
There is only one you in all your unique splendour and if you are facing a crisis right now, rejoice in it and listen to that innate wisdom calling you to live life at a higher level than yesterday; demanding that you reach for that dream; insisting you be all that you’re intended to be.
It’s all good.
Signing off from my current crisis…and awaiting my rebirth!
Encourage one another.