Good morning all!
Today is transition day for me. My final morning on this trip embracing Pele here on the Big Island. Hawaii always brings waves of change for me, and this trip has been no different. I rested, enjoyed time with friends and spectacular nature, but mostly I returned to me, to my body– to my breath. As with many, I get caught up in the day to day stresses and must return time and again to me. I arrived here depleted, exhausted and in need of a reshuffle in my life and energy. And, it has come.
Today, brings transition back to the “normal”, back home. Transition periods in my life used to be rocky places of uncertainty and challenge. As a kid, I always loved each thing I did (ie. school, camp, etc) but hated the periods in between when one thing would end and another begin. I would cry at the ending of each thing before the next good or interesting thing would appear. I would have emotion when things both began and ended — mini grieving periods. I find it interesting now to think about those early times and the fear of the gulf before the next, or the not wanting to let go of something familiar and good. In my adult realm, I am conscious of transitions and still feel them — but what I know that my little girl did not was that I am still with me — with each breath, with each moment, I am still here; and, it is that knowing that makes transitions less scary. That’s not to say it is always easy. That also does not mean that I don’t grieve (in small and/or large ways) things I release in transitions, but I’ve noticed they become easier as I carry myself with me.
Listening this morning to: I hope you enjoy it. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu — which translates as “May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”
My time here has been another spiral for me…another cycle in my healing on many levels. Launching this site has been a significant step for me — so much love and support in my world– feeling quite blessed. Another birthA book on my journey — and it’s connection to these islands was birthed this visit. A new project for which I am excited!
What transition are you experiencing? What are you excited for in your life today?