Sometimes we have to shed our old skin.
Because it is outworn.
Because it no longer fits.
Because we need to keep growing.
Only we resist it…
We resist it because for a while, the process of shedding the old will require us to feel naked and vulnerable (and none of us like to feel that way for long).
We resist it because the known, however outworn, outdated or ill-fitting it may be, breeds a certain comfort of familiarity.
We resist it because shedding our old skin requires immense Faith in that which is still unseen and unknown.
Growth and change, by anybody’s standards, are hard.
Necessary, when we find our inner lives out of alignment with our outer actions.
Necessary, when though we may not fully be able to define it, we intuitively know our true gifts and talents can better serve others elsewhere.
Necessary, if we are to make room for the new in order to reach the places we are trying to go.
Not someplace ‘out there’.
But the place within….
Our heart place.
Our heart space.
Have you ever found yourself needing to shed your old ‘skin’ to make room for something new? Did you fight the process, or surrender to the unknown? Have you ever stayed too long in an old ‘skin’ because it was safe and familiar, even if painful? What risks have you taken to live from your heart space?