It’s an understatement to say that it’s been an usual time in recent months. I hope that you have found ways to get through the days, cope with the changes, challenges and restrictions and manage any struggles. I hope too that you have experienced moments of joy and calm, peace and happiness and perhaps a new or revised realisation or gratitude to what really matters to you; friends and family, connections, time or space, nature or birdsong, or the wonders of your body or your mind. And more.
I’ve talked frequently about creating your own story for 2020 and I would encourage you to do this if you haven’t already. How will you remember this particular year? What words and emotions will define it? What memories will you choose?
Maybe it’s helpful to be transforming old patterns of your mind and letting go of those you don’t need to have around any longer.
For example, if you’d describe yourself as a glass half empty person, it might be enlightening to shift that perspective into one of a glass half full.
Review the positive or lovely experiences you had during life as a caterpillar. Write them down. Think about the good, interesting or informative connections you had or formed. And of the different time, space or quiet which enabled just ‘being’ or ‘doing’ in a different way.
What memories will you choose?
What also have you learned about yourself that perhaps surprised you or confirmed your ability or strength?
Perhaps it really is time for the butterfly to unravel from her chrysalis and emerge to face a new and differently connected way of life.
And as your own butterfly, what choices will you make in your new environment. I task you to think about that.
And fly safely.