“Loss makes artists of us all as we weave new patterns in the fabric of our lives.“
Greta W. Crosby
Last week there was a magnificent storm here in Austin, though only in parts of the area. I had just received my faithful Mac computer back after having a new hard drive installed and was reflecting on how much I depended on this human invention to conduct my daily life and business. Not having it at all for 5 days brought many gifts, one of which was freedom to dream into new possibility….but first the storm story!
As the sky darkened visibly before my eyes I heard peals of thunder echoing. You could literally feel the foretelling of something very powerful about to happen. All of a sudden I heard loud sounds coming from my roof and then right before my eyes there was a dance choreographed by nature that stunned me and took every bit of my attention.Very large hail balls were bouncing off of the roof in every direction imaginable and landing wherever they were guided to.
The sound beat against my consciousness while I was mesmerized by the seemingly chaotic movement.As this continued the sun broke through lighting up the stage and causing a glistening on everything around. Brilliant greens on the leaves and diamond like white reflected off of the hail so bright that it almost hurt your eyes, and then it happened…..a very small rainbow appeared briefly near a car parked in my next door neighbors driveway!
The joy I felt in the power and beauty of this storm touched something deep inside. This was nature’s resilience taking a bow reminding me that though this past week of my life had held many challenges – major car repair, computer breakdown and a very difficult challenge for one of my clients – it was my task to weave new awareness into my life, not only with the color and brilliance of that rainbow, but inclusive of every single moment of the entire storm.
In actuality the rainbow was just a part of this natural display. Without all of the other parts of the storm it would not have happened just the way that it did.
It is so easy to “react” to the challenges, stresses, and losses in our lives, yet I have learned that simply being present – allowing the emotions to have breathing room, and old patterns to walk on by, without reacting or taking action from these transitory and unstable places – is a path to new possibilities unfolding.
This is vibrant resilience. Like the bluebonnets in the picture here that grace many of our hillsides and roadways in Austin right now. Spring represents the possibilities that rest in the challenges of life. A continual renewal that can only come to our attention if we allow space for our lives to unfold.
Mindfully breathing amidst new energy patterns……welcome in possibility…..
A Beautiful Example of Vibrant Resilience
Gaye Abbott, RYT assists individuals to drop the layers that cover the natural innate blueprint we came in with and reveal, through a combination of evolutionary energy work, Jin Shin Jyutus, Reiki and breath re-patterning, the larger purpose and co-creative expression that we are here for.
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