Life occurs as a series of cycles. In a single human lifetime, the first cycle is conception and the last cycle is death. I feel that death is not an end, but merely the start of a new cycle.
Transformation, in all forms, happens to everyone. It is a natural part of life, but it is usually the conscious transformation that provides the most impact. Before you transform your life has to crumble in some way. Some part of you needs to be buried or broken off in order to be transformed. This process can be painful, but it is also one of the most magical and enlightening experiences that we can have.
Think of the humble caterpillar. At a certain stage of its life, the caterpillar goes into the darkness of the cocoon in order to be transformed. Do you think the caterpillar knows what is happening to it in the cocoon? Do you think it can see past the darkness? As far as we know, the caterpillar has no idea what is to become of it. Perhaps on some level, it can intuit what it is going to become, but throughout the process, the caterpillar is alone and faced with nothing except the memory of what it once knew to be true.
The animal kingdom can provide us with clues as to the process of transformation. Not only does the caterpillar morph into a beautiful butterfly, but snakes also shed their skin and the mythical phoenix rises from the ashes. Animals can provide us with clues as to the transformation process and in many ways, help us to understand our own.
Now that this year comes to an end and I am reflecting back on this universal ‘1’ year. I realize that It was the start of a brand new nine-year cycle and it was all about new beginnings and new creative expressions. It was also about self-empowerment, leadership, and unity on a spiritual level. So for me to have had the honor of receiving in the past year the sacred teachings from a Hopi Grandmother through the oral tradition that was given to my friend and teacher Satya, gives me a deeper understanding of what this transformational year was about.
We are all alike in so many ways. Regardless of religion or cultural beliefs, we all have principles that guide our lives. The traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the Indigenous peoples’ way of life are built around sacred teachings (natural laws). Although details of the teachings may differ from nation to nation, the basic teachings are the same. These teachings offer direction for anyone wishing to have a balanced and peaceful life.
These teachings have given me the insight to always ask questions; without questions, life cannot provide or teach, through the teachings lies the invitation to balance my 3D life while staying fully aware of my connection with spirit/creator/source and how to always connect and respect Mother Earth. To show real respect to all is to share and give of yourself for the benefit of all life. We are all a part of the great circle of life, thus we must show respect for one another in order to have a good life.
So, now that this specific cycle comes to fruition, it is time to set new intentions, within the vibrational frequency of positivity and excitement. It’s time to move in the direction of our next dreams and make them happen. With a grateful heart, I am embracing this next transformational cycle and spiraling up and on into the comfort of the unknown. With an open heart, weaving new concepts, insights, breath, and transformation into my next year of receiving.
May We Walk In Beauty.