|When feeling stuck – shake it up. Making small changes and doing things differently can shake up even the biggest or most enduring patterns.September brings in Autumn. Leaves turn every other colour from the greens we’re used to. Then they shake and blow and tumble and find new homes on the ground and on our cars and even on ourselves. Everything behaves contrary to what it’s been doing all year. I used to feel sad about that and wished Summer would last for ever. Now I see it as celebration – off with the old! Time to make space for a whole new cycle’s over-winter preparations. If the leaves and fruits stayed on the trees they would wither and rot.In the same way, we can become stuck and cling on when we could do something different – let go of old ways and make space to prepare for something new or fresh.
We cling to old ways of doing or seeing even though they may not be working for us any more. Sometimes it’s hard to even realise that that’s what we’re doing. Or, if we do realise, it’s difficult or scary to change or know how to do so.
But – hey – off with the old! Rome wasn’t built …! It’s a new day..! And all the rest. After all, those cliches have only become cliches because they’re true.
One more cliche – the butterfly effect. So – flap your wings little butterfly…