“Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.” What a year of change it’s been and it continues. So much has happened since we returned from our big road trip. We’ve changed our lifestyle, choosing to work in the Grampians and commuting back and forth to our home for the past three months. Now for the biggest change. After living for over 27 years in the leafy suburb of Hurstbridge, where we raised our family and created a lifetime of memories, we’ve made the biggest decision of all.
We sold our house
It wasn’t a decision we made lightly, in fact we’ve been thinking about it for a few years, but it’s one we both wholeheartedly feel is right. And so now it begins, the clearing and sorting, the culling and deciding what to take, what to give away, what to pack up and what to let go of. It’s time to move on.
It’s an emotional time, a time of nostalgia, of excitement, of looking forward and manifesting a future in an unknown place we have yet to find. It’s a time of looking inward as well. There’s been a big shift in me these past couple of years. It’s like I’ve woken up to a new reality of what’s possible and an increasing detachment to material possessions. Stepping away can be like that, it comes with all sorts of emotions, changing expectations and challenges. Mostly though it’s about the opportunity to grow and evolve. It’s the biggest way to let go of the old to bring in the new.
WINTER SHOWS US HOW NATURAL IT IS TO LET GO
Wherever we are, the earth provides us with a brand new beginning every twenty four hours. It’s a repeated invitation to breath in the cool morning air, to witness a new dawn, to mimic the sunrise and brighten up while reaching for the sky. To carry a glad song in our heart like the early birds and to brush off the dust at the end of each day. Nature continually inspires me.
I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” —Jeffrey McDaniel
It’s the last month of Winter here in Australia and it’s been a long and cold one. We’ve worked at Halls Haven Holiday Units in the Grampians for most of the season and just recently we’ve had the added challenge and privilege of managing and looking after the place for a couple of weeks, whilst the owners were in Thailand.
It was a fabulous experience and one we thoroughly enjoyed, however it was also not without its challenges. Still, it was worthwhile when we found notes like this
And reading reviews like this:
It reminds me that even though stepping out of the known and familiar can feel daunting and full of challenge, the thing that’s even scarier is allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.
We’ve been home for the past week, resting and recuperating from a bout of Covid. It’s not been pleasant but there’s silver linings in the rest, as it’s given us time to start sorting out stuff. Life continues to bless us in many ways and I feel grateful for all that’s lead us to where we are. For it’s in our intention and where we place our focus that we can create a future that’s aligned with our values.
So, what does the future hold? What direction will we take and where will we end up? Everybody asks us the same questions and the answers aren’t obvious. What I do know is that I’ve never felt so sure about being unsure. Does that even make sense?
The future is ours to create, trusting and surrendering to the bigger picture. It’s what’s guided us for the past two years and it’s what’s lead us to where we are today. When I look back I see that everything has worked out the way it’s meant to.
Is Certainty an illusion?
When you think about it, is there ever a time when you knew for sure how things would unfold? We can plan and have an idea of how things will work out but nothing in life is guaranteed. And even with the best preparation we can’t control everything in the Universe. This is where we learn to let go and let intuition and inner knowing be our guide. Every day I wake up and give thanks. Every day I count my blessings.
My heart feels full of a strange sense of peace in letting go of the familiar. I imagine that in the months ahead I’ll have my moments but like everything there’s a certain surrender and process involved in letting go and embracing the uncertainty.
So, here’s to stepping out of the familiar and to consciously creating a future we want.. When we live authentically and in our truth, from a heart centred place, when we follow our own intuition, we open ourselves up to a future that’s full of expansion, abundance and infinite possibilities.
So I focus on these gifts of gratitude knowing that whatever comes in the months ahead I can count on my inner faith, strength and love of life. New adventures await us on this exciting journey with more blank pages ahead, waiting to be written.
Wishing you all the magic of new and exciting horizons, as we open our mind to the fascinating and wondrous mystery of life.