Time to rebuild

So much has been lost this year, so much destroyed by wild fire, high winds, furious storms, a deadly pandemic. Now it is time to rebuild and create new lives from the ashes.

Grandmother Cottonwood

Will you rebuild on the same models, in the same places with the same materials, the same ideas? Will you stay with what worked in the past?

Take into account all that has changed as you plan to create and rebuild. Sands shift, weather and climate change, fires and winds roar through, people die, babies are born. Rebuild and recreate your new reality that is now.

You are called to embrace the present moment and the coming moment and the next and the next. You are called to be flexible and resilient. You are called to stay relevant to your own life,

You are called to take the time to mourn what has been and let it go, to face the present and future with eyes open. Can you do this with resolve? Can you do this without preconceived notions of what should be?

Where there is destruction and damage in your life can you rebuild, renew, and restore to a newer and better present? When your creations no longer serve you can you let them go with grace, move on, clear out, rebuild life from the ground up, one brick, one stone at a time?

What feels like destruction? Leaving a longtime relationship, moving to a new town, losing a loved one or a job, losing your home, injury, disease, accident …

These destructive events are “back to square one times” in the the constantly unfolding creative process called life. They can create new realities that may usher in fresh new thoughts, feelings, habits, ways of being and relating.

If you are brittle and unyielding, the storms of life may break you. you may find the damage difficult to repair. You may get stuck without a framework for creating a new life from the wreckage of the old.

Grandmother Cottonwood

When you are flexible like the willow tree and bend with life’s high winds, you will build strength needed to weather the inevitable destructive events, earthquakes, volcanoes of life. This flexibility will help you create and invent new ways of living in your present moments.

It is time to create new life affirming ways of being, living, thinking, and relating in the world that is now.

Change your focus and your life will change.

Do you focus on what is wrong, Dear ones?

Do you zero in on problems, attend most urgently to the annoyances and irritations in your life to the exclusion of all else? Is your attention captured by bad news, ugly gossip, stories and images that disturb and dismay you? Do you spend time ruminating on tales of lack, messages of not enough?

Are you happy with the direction your life is taking when you focus in this way?

Change your focus, change your life.

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Milkweed pods gone to seed

As the focus can be selected on a camera, you too can choose the main focus of your day, your hour, your present moment. Everything else will remain in the background.

You can focus on one detail of the frame so it is clear and sharp within your attention. Everything else will fade like a blur into the background and become insignificant – a backdrop to what is most important.

Choose and frame your subjects wisely like a good photographer. Choose that which uplifts, delights, inspires and satisfies your soul. Spend time focusing and attending to these qualities and soon you will find your life shifting to a new and improved model!