How easy is it for you to trust the process of change?

 

Trust the process of change.

Sometimes a familiar thing needs to die before an unfamiliar new sprout can grow.

Whether it is a big transition
or a wee, little one
fear is a normal emotion
on the path of transformation.
A wise friend once told me
that fear of the unknown
is excitement, holding its breath.
I remember this
when I am about to birth
new little things
or little big things.
And I remember that every mountain
has a path
and that the path itself
is as valuable
if not more so
than the mountaintop
because without it
you could not get to the very top to see the view.
The path seasons us
sometimes more
than the mind expansive eye opening
perspective
at the top.
When in doubt, remember
trust the process.
trust the journey.
trust the invisible and not so invisible
helpers
that assist us
across the rivers of change.
if that does not work
and all else fails
and you are scared
and feeling tiny
and know that you are about to birth
some kind of wonderful
just imagine that you are held
in the arms
of the great mother
the grandmother
the gentle forest mother bear spirit
of nourishing trust.
 
Words: The Wild Matryoshka
Image: Alexandra Dvornikova
 
Shared by “Maggie and Lisa”
 

What would be a good reason to live like a bear?

Be a Bear
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Jason Rocky Carter

 

Someone shared this with me today:

When a bear goes in to hibernation, they do it for the health of their community and themselves.

In the winter, food is scarce, hibernating allows other animals to have access to the limited resources. It slows the spread of disease and viruses among other animals during a season when immune systems are lowered, and energy is limited.

It is also a time of conserving health for the bear, a time for reflection… it is a time that allows you to renew, to undergo change, to honour your place in life and food cycles. It is not a time for anxiety or fear.

When it is time for hibernation, a bear can finally relax. All of the stress of finding food, territory, and a mate disappears.

The bear believes that they have done enough and trust in themselves. They know this process is necessary and they will come out the other side renewed. Be the bear. Stay home. Rest. Know you are doing this for something much bigger than yourself.

Shared by “Lynda”
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