What if we loved the endings we experience as much as the beginnings? Recently as I have navigated endings of relationships, projects and other chapters in my life I’ve begun to realize that the beauty lies not in the wondrous excitement of beginnings but in the dark night of the endings. Those moments where things are falling away and I am confused as to where to go next or what steps to take to make the that future goal happen are when I find the sweetest gift of silence to reflect on the ups and downs of the experience, relationship or chapter that is closing. To reflect on the truths unveiled, the lies released from my space, the growth and the change. I take time in that moment to appreciate that I am alive and well enough to have chapters finishing while new ones are just aching to begin.
In order to move beyond where we are now and shift into a new beginning something must come to an end. We have to make space for what is coming in to fully receive the blessings being bestowed upon us. Too many of us jump quickly from one thing to another without ever taking the time to honor the chapter that has just closed. We get busy celebrating what is new, what has come into our life, what has shifted but we forget to love the ending just as much.
Often as we move through the Awakening process, we get wrapped up in the stories we carry; we get lost in the pain we are experiencing as the old traumas and patterns are being cleared from our field. As these traumas and programs are released we begin to experience the great shedding, the letting go. We begin to question some of the things we hold most dear and identify those items that are no longer in alignment with the new vibration we are welcoming in. This means that we experience many endings and just as many new beginnings.
I invite you to savor the moments of in between, the pause between the breath of change rolling through your life. It is in this space, that the integration begins. We unpack the lessons learned and we have the option to choose differently as we step forward into the great unknown. Honor those endings, celebrate them. Wrap them in ceremony and ritual and anchor their beauty into your physical reality. It is in these times that we grow, that we learn and that we evolve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katie Sutton founded the Zen Within Academy after graduating from the Boulder Psychic Institute in 2017. She is also a certified professional wellness coach, sound healer, and intuitive channel with over 12 years of experience within the health and wellness industry.
Her personal experience with stress induced chronic illness led her to a path of awakening and self healing. She now takes the same techniques she has honed for her own wellness and shares those in 1:1 healing sessions, workshops, retreats, and in her Zen Within Academy programs.