Autumn is here. It’sone of my favorite season (with the other three…). I find it so inspiring. And it helps me with my biggest challenge: letting go.
I am gifted with a good memory. It’s probably one of the reason I chose to study history… In my everyday life, I use this hability a lot. At work, I need to keep in mind a lot of informations about the kids, their way of learning, their skills. It requires a lot of focus at first, but after a few weeks, it just flows easily from my memory. I am not the forgiving and forgetting kind of person either… Hurt me once, and I will remember for decades. There is always two sides to a ‘gift’ I guess. But I live well with it. It doesn’t bother me and I am aware of it, so it’s easier to ‘control’. Still, I have a really hard time to let go of things, feelings, people. I am not sure I am able to actually. It doesn’t weight too much usually. Bt sometimes, it’s something that just prevent me from going on. I need to make an effort, a conscious one, to let go. And it’s against what I would call my nature. It’s not something I do lightly. It requires a lot of pondering, a lot of pros and cons… not in my nature I said….
Anyway, Fall brings me this reminder that in order to renew, to be stronger, to come back to life, you have to let go.
I even drew it in my art journal, to remember:
« trees are masters of letting go. »
So as Fall comes, I know that I have to let go of what I don’t need anymore, in order to go through Winter and be back to life fully in Spring. Fall is a very powerfull season in my life. Colors, mist, fresh mornings, warm light. I really love all of it.
This year, I know I have ot let go of feelings and situations that stop me from going on. And for a week or so, I am experiencing it. It’s not painful. It was just time to do so. So I greet all of them with peace, I recognize them, I thank them to have been part of my life, and I let them go. Because something has changed. I am getting ready to something new, something stronger. Don’t ask me, I don’t know what it is exactly. But I can feel it, with my whole being. So I trust my instinct, and I do what I need to do to be ready. And letting go is a part of it.
It’s easier because I realized that what’s meant to be will always find a way. So I can let go. If it’s meant to be in my life, it will come back. If not, I learned a lesson and can move on. Because it’s the way it’s supposed to be, and I am ok with it. I release what must go, in order to make room for my next lesson.
And I know I make a big step forward because what just petrified me with horror (letting go of anything??? Noooooooooooooooooooooo!) now makes me smile, and feel in peace. As I said, time has come.
Of course, I don’t let go of everything. What really matters stays within, feeds my light, brings me warmth, and peace. Everything else has to go. I need to decluter myself. And as I do so, I just discover the real me, who was under all this useless dust. And it goes further, as people start to notice the inner change I am making… Time for me to shine I guess…
So here is your challenge:
One card a week 39
Quote: « What’s meant to be will always find a way. »
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Each thursday, I’ll give you a quote and a pattern to play with. You can use both, you can use only one of them, it’s up to you.
- You have till the next wednesday to make your card and share it with us in the facebook group (just ask to be added, and I will open the doors wide open to you )
- The goal of this challenge it just to offer yourself a time to have fun with pens and cards, to ponder on words, to enjoy a ME time. We tend to forget about ourselves so easily! And sharing is such a beautiful thing to experiment in our life!
And here is my card: