We have officially heralded the fall season. Ironically this is the falling away of the leaves, the surrendering of all of earth to the changes ahead. The wisdom and creativity we have been nurturing through the summertime is now being harvested as a brand new chapter begins and we officially release the old structures.
What are “old structures”? Well, changes arise as a natural flow of life. Some of these changes are environmental as we move homes, change jobs and open up to new activities. Others are more personal and can include relationship changes or family and community changes. For many of us, these changes are deeply personal experiences of new thoughts, perspectives and ideas. In any case, the changes are natural and we must learn to surrender to the flow of time.
As we learn to release things from our lives, we will enter the river of life, effortlessly flowing towards more love and more light - as that is the Truth and all things move out of and back into their nature which is love. To be in tune to this beautiful movement of life is to be free. What the fall is truly asking from all of us, is for us to experience deeper levels of freedom. This is not so much about getting our way and rejecting experiences that we don’t like. This is about our deep recognition that our attachments separate us from truly experiencing all of life versus the experience of our individual story.
Yes, attachment. This is the mind. This is the part of ourselves that doesn’t like letting go of control and surrendering. This is the part of us that is afraid of freedom. It’s true! For many of us to be truly free, means to enter the unknown and to unify with all of life, to let go of our separateness. So many people would rather stay in their tried and tested thoughts, behaviors and reactive patterns, because they know what to expect. Moreover, the brain waves stemming from our old life are actually neuropathways. This means that attachment is a program. It’s our auto pilot. It’s what we default to when we don’t practice awareness.
Awareness is our true path to freedom. It is the only way that we can enter the new life that is beckoning us. We will have to remove ourselves from our dramas, our stories, our attachments and the old programming. We will have to learn how to extract ourselves from all the things that separate us from our true selves. We will have to want freedom more than we want bondage. This is the pathway opening for us. Are you ready!? Let’s move towards freedom together!