Here is a message I recently wrote to my community.
It's for you any time you are in a period of loss, big transitions, confusion, or a sense of change you can't control at all.
Hi community. ❤️
I wanted to check on you.
Have you had any big shake ups, shocks, or bouts of inner turmoil making its way to the surface?
The shifts may be incredible opportunities or dark night of the soul kind of experiences, but in either case, if you relate, you aren't alone.
We're definitely in a season of breaking ground on a new version of our lives.
I felt called to send you a message- someone out there needs it, so if this isn't for you, either delete, save for later, or share with someone that may need the support. (Although, a lot of us struggle behind the scenes- so you may not even know that someone close to you needs help or encouragement... maybe just forward it anyway.)
You are being rerouted.
The unstable ground, the unstable times, are shockwaves for transformation and inevitable breakthroughs that you need, that your soul-level growth requires.
You may be inclined to lead from fear, but fear is a mirage ... and it kicks up a lot of dirt and dust that make it hard to see clearly.
Don't put your trust in that illusion.
It's scary, but it's just smoke and mirrors.
You are made of a great power.
These are times to activate it. It can go dormant if we aren't challenged.
We may fall into complacency, or cling to a sense of security we get from avoiding change.
Sometimes the change is unavoidable.
Sometimes it's like a colliding force- us and it- and it smashes things to bits.
It's not personal; it's natural. It's a destined trajectory.
Our pain or confusion doesn't make it wrong.
It means we're breaking apart from one way of being.
It's comfortable feeling held together, even if what keeps us that way isn't really supporting our growth. This is uncomfortable- because it's unknown.
Like we're adrift in space, in the dark, without control.
But this is what life is made of- this is what makes up life.
It's normal to be afraid. It's normal to want to hold on.
It's so normal to want to slink back into the last place that felt safe and known.
And it's really normal to feel petrified or overwhelmed or frozen when you can't, when it's not there to go back to anymore.
It won't always feel this way, though.
You'll one day see this time as when you crawled out of the cocoon- disoriented, looking backward for a safe haven- and were a bit dazed starting on your new path.
You'll later know what this was all about.
In fact, you'll eventually be so far along that this will just be a memory of a new beginning in a new era that you're now, finally, completely familiar with.
We'd wish it wouldn't go this way.
We would stay as long as we could, if we could.
We'd never migrate like the birds.
We'd never drop our leaves like the trees.
We'd never retreat to hibernate like the bears.
We'd never give up our spotlight in the sky like the sun.
And yet, for our own highest good, in this ever-flowing cycle of life, we must.
All of my love to you out there.
Save this because you just may need to read it one day.
Dr. Cailin O'Hara is a passionate provider, mentor, and forever student of life here to translate her experiences into hope, wisdom and light.