I’m traveling in San Diego right now. In the airport on my way here, I put my beloved coat on a chair and five minutes later when I turned around it was gone, for good. So I was freezing for the past two days, except I had a beautiful wrap scarf with me that made it a bit warmer. And then this morning I was sitting in a theater. I put my scarf on a chair and five minutes later when I came back from the restroom it was gone, for good. I checked with the Lost & Found and the staff, nobody knew where it went. It was as if it had just puffed out of the thin air.
And I was like, “Ok, what’s to lose next?”
Though I loved those two pieces of clothing, I was more puzzled than frustrated. I know I’m absent-minded often, but this kind of high-frequency losses is a bit beyond my normal ability to lose things. Then it suddenly hit me, those were the only two items I was wearing that were over two years old. That’s why!
This is what happens when you’re on a path of inner transformation– You lose things. I’ve been on it over the past two years. And I have been losing a lot– relationships, identities, beliefs, driver’s license, you name it. It’s saddening, scary, and immensely humbling. Sometimes I feel like in a middle of an ocean all by myself.
Yet all that losses serve one purpose– rebirthing.
Clearing out the conditioning, the dissonance, the energies that are no longer aligned with my highest destiny, so that my authentic self can come out and do its job. It was as if my life were a play. And my soul was telling me that Act I of the play was over. So clear the stage of the old props and junks now, and we can bring on Act II.
If there’s no death, there’s no rebirth.
Now I just hope I don’t lose my purse and my driver’s license (again) on my way back. Well if that needs to happen, it’s not the end of the world either. But hey, Universe, give me a break, would you?
What are the losses that happened to you that turned out to be the best thing ever?
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