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“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” Gandhi

Spring is the season of rebirth, renewal and regeneration and April is certainly bringing in the feeling of rebirth to our lives- sometimes moment to moment!

These are formidable energies we are dealing with right now. The waters of life may feel choppy. You may be feeling unsettled, tempted to indulge erratic behaviours, be bombarded by feelings of ‘rush!’ and ‘change!’….you may be wondering: WHAT IS HAPPENING?!

 “And it’s a disquieting thought that not even the past is done with, even that continues to change, as if in reality there is only one time, for everything, one time for every purpose under heaven. One single second, one single landscape, in which what happens activates and deactivates what has already happened in endless chain reactions, like the processes that take place in the brain, perhaps, where cells suddenly bloom and die away, all according to the way the winds of consciousness are blowing.”

Karl Ove Knausgard, A Time For Everything

This restlessness makes us feel uncertain. It can cause our minds to doubt and question our current path- ‘what am I doing?’, ‘am I on the right track?’, ‘should I be doing something differently?’, ‘is everything I thought totally naïve and silly and do I need to change my whole life again?!’, ‘what’s the point?!?!!’

BREATHE

This is a challenging time but it’s ok. It’s just a cycle. It has come and it will go.

You are not going crazy, you are not imagining it, you are not moving backwards and you are not alone!!

It is of course always important to create time for yourself but it is particularly required this week. Make sure to:

  • go for walks in nature
  • take a few minutes of total silence on your own, just being, every day
  • write in your journal
  • read books, watch films, listen to music- whatever you get enjoyment from, allow yourself a chunk of undisturbed, fun ‘me’ time at least twice this week
  • let your (maybe myriad of!) feelings out- sing, dance, write, shout, scream, laugh- whatever you need to do, do it. This week may not be a great one for sharing your stories with others, it could perhaps be wiser to deal with your emotional world alone!
  • Move your body! (you may feel a huge desire to be stationary this week but movement is needed, no matter what your body says to you!)
  • Be kind and patient with yourself- and with everyone around you!

Do whatever works for you to get to a point of stillness and allow yourself to float there. Connecting with the still-point of your mind will make this week a lot easier to deal with- especially when you have to deal with others who are all going through the same thing!

“We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?”

Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

So yes, this is an intense time. But it doesn’t have to be upsetting or overwhelming. Instead, we can choose to be serene in the midst of the hurricane moving around us. We can choose to have faith in the foundations we have built over the last few years, to have faith that our path is set before us and when the winds calm down it will be revealed. We can choose to not allow doubt to take control and to instead, be in flow.

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We can grasp many layers of meaning within this one simple and profound quote, depending on our perspective (and/or attitude!). But the inspiration I suggest we take from it and keep in mind this week is: we each have the opportunity to start afresh each day. We can utilise this opportunity and act as the person we know we truly are, no matter what has come before. We can reinvent, regenerate and renew our being, no matter our history.

We are in an intense cycle that could push us to behave erratically but we are not helpless. We can choose to be patient with ourselves and others, to stay out of drama and conflict with our own feelings and with others, we can choose to be loving and kind to ourselves and to others. We can choose to view each day as an opportunity to be reborn!

With love and light,

Laura.x

2 comments on ““Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” Gandhi

  1. alohaleya
    April 10, 2015

    Another great post Laura! It is an intense time for sure…but as the quote above says, serenity is contagious. It helps to know that a lot of us are feeling these shifts profoundly. As a planet I think we’re doing what’s never been done before. Certainly some growing pains with that! 😉 Namaste, Aleya

    • laura kilty
      April 14, 2015

      Thanks for reading Aleya! Growing pains indeed- good way of putting it! It definitely helps to know we’re in it together!! 🙂 Om Shanti.x

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