Endings & New Beginnings · Finding Grace Between the Cycles of Life

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When one door closes, another door opens.

But what if one door hits you square in the face on the way out, and you have nothing else to fall back on?

This has happened to all of us at some point, I’m sure. There will have been a time where it felt like something has fallen apart without anything there to replace it right away.

Life will always be our greatest teacher and getting comfortable with the transition of seasons while leaning on faith is what we’re in class to practice sometimes. Things only break to allow something greater to break through, and we need to let go of things so that better things can replace them. When something detaches from us and we feel adrift, it is our job to figure out how it is really a gift!

Sometimes we don’t know our next step, and that’s ok. Sometimes we misjudge our next step, and that’s ok too. The most important thing of all – is that you remain ok throughout this whole process of learning and growth.

Being able to set yourself free from expectations will relieve you of worry and doubt. If we aren’t attached to outcomes, then we don’t feel so wounded when they reveal themselves to be illusions or far from our highest good.

Yesterday, I was moved when reading an announcement by One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson after the sudden passing of sister:

“Someone recently said something very interesting about how so many people focus on the ‘end game’ without enjoying the doing. I’ve been thinking a lot more about what success means to me. I feel like I’ve been mistranslating it for the last 3 years. Everything I’ve ever known, in my career, is straight down the middle pop. My expectations and aspirations are all shaped around my experiences, as much as I try and stay realistic I couldn’t help but crave a ‘hit’ single. Over the last few weeks I’ve put a lot of things in to perspective and in fact what I should be doing is forgetting about perception and to a certain degree worry less about being defined on commercial success. Turning a page today. Enjoy today and enjoy the ride! Don’t get lost on the way up.”

Chapters closing open up a new page for fresh thoughts and ideas to be given to the world. If we focus on the old for too long, then we lose the creative spark of newness. As humans and animals, our ingenuity means that we can adapt to and survive the seasons of planet Earth – so we’re not as weak as we may feel at times. We are not unable to weather change; it’s just that we don’t like to.

Finding grace between life’s cycles means to be assured that everything is always working in your highest favour. Yes, it’s certainly true that everything is really working for you rather than against you. There is nothing that you cannot recover from and no hurdle that you cannot jump over when you know that there’ll always be something better for you on the other side. It may take some time – but it will always show itself eventually. 

Ease of change is tantamount to ease of life because life is a continuous catalogue of change. When you know that you are strong, capable, and supported – then you can turn the pages with curiosity and intrigue rather than fear and trepidation. There is always something better for you on the other side of change in the form of new lessons, experiences, and most importantly – growth. 

You cannot fully expand into a new version of yourself if your life stays the same, so treasure endings as an opportunity for a new you to shine through. The openings of doors are the cracks where your light can shine through to unlock and illuminate a new life experience or lesson. There are so many great things waiting for you, on the other side of the many golden doors that you will encounter when walking through life. You are capable of unlocking them all with grace and ease if you have an open mind and a trusting heart.

The cyclical nature of life was designed to work in our favour, and as with all things in life, when we can enjoy them for what they are instead of expecting more from them – then we are able to enjoy the beauty in what is, instead of “what we wish it was” but is not. The lows allow for appreciation of the highs, and the past allows us to see what we have in the present. 

Sometimes we cannot change what happens in our life, but we can always change our reaction to it. We see the world through our own eyes, and therefore, we can switch lenses at any moment.

Embrace endings and new beginnings as a chance for renewed perspective, and invite in new opportunities with an open heart to receive and embrace them fully.

Life is always working for you, and everything always happens for your highest good.

With love and support through all of life’s changes & challenges!

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