We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one direction, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. ~Anais Nin
I had to smile when I saw Jamie Ridler’s prompt for Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to transform? I’ve been thinking lots about transformation lately. Like most of us I imagine, I often think of transformation in the sense of dramatic, radical change. Fiery Phoenix energy. But really transformation can be gentle as well. As easing into evolutionary shifts that are natural progressions. And that’s the kind of transformation that’s been on my radar of late.
Here are the things I’m transforming my relationships with:
- Teaching. I’ve long resisted it, but suddenly I feel called to share what I know more widely. But I’m thinking of it less as teaching and more as reaching. I like the feel of that – it seems more like me. More of the sharing in circle that feels sacred to me; more honoring of all our gifts, all our contributions, all our connectedness.
- My Body. I had the most profound awakening/awareness recently that my body is truly my friend. It almost seems ludicrous that I could live this long without an actual awareness of that fact, and yet, I confess it’s true. I never considered the possibility; I always considered my body as something that I sort of dragged around with me, sometimes feeling better about it than others, but always with the sense that it was some sort of appendage to the “real” me. But suddenly a whole new perspective has opened up to me, and it’s actually kind of stunning. So more of that please!
- Money. I actually think we’re all transforming our relationship with money, because the energy of money itself has shifted. I believe we’re all being called to dance with it differently, collectively and personally.
I’m thinking all of all these transformations as gentle and flowing, like water lapping up against rocks. They’ve all been long in the creating, like the eons it takes to turn rocks into sand. But I’m so much more watery than fiery that it makes sense this sort of transformation suits me most comfortably.
In my ponderings about transformation I’ve also wanted to be gentle about examining the reasons behind the wishes as well. Rather than believing we need drastic change because we don’t like who we are in the present moment, I’m more inclined to think transformation ought to be approached as an invitation to step into who we really are.
What about you? What do you want to transform? And how do you like your transformations served up – quick and flaming or prolonged and watery? Do tell.