Well, it’s August which means it’s hot! Summer is in full swing, and the sun is burning bright. Burning, like fire. Every time I think about the fire, I think about transformation. Think about it, when you light a fire and place something in there, it turns into something else: ash. And it will never be what it once was. You cannot get it back. It’s been transformed forever.
We are evolving beings, so we change. My message for you this month is one of transformation. If you’re finding yourself in a middle of a shift, let it happen. It’s likely uncomfortable, but that’s okay. It’s supposed to be.
Imagine the classic visual of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. I’ll bet if that caterpillar could talk, it wouldn’t say that time in the cocoon was all roses. Sit with the discomfort of change, knowing that the benefits will soon outweigh the discomfort. And always remember to be gentle with yourself; you are a work in progress.
If you’re finding this change to be particularly challenging, I encourage you to look back at another hard time in your life. Without reliving the painful memory too much, ask yourself, “How did I overcome this? How do I feel about it now?” I can almost guarantee your feelings about something that once felt unbearable, in hindsight, doesn’t sting as much today. All things take time, including whatever you’re moving through at this moment. Always remember, this too shall pass, and just like the sweltering heat of summer… this too shall pass.