Two things I believe today:
Accepting Change is the key to Accepting Life.
And….Letting Go is THE Ultimate Goal in Life.
Back in October, I did a 30-Day experiment of “doing things I wouldn’t ‘normally’ do.” Today, over two-months later, I’ve gone from doing things differently in my daily life to doing things differently in my life as a whole. And whether I want to accept it or not, BIG things in my life are changing.
My mom’s mom passed away a week ago. She was my last grandparent to die. There’s something very surreal I’m feeling this week in relation to her passing, and in a way I feel like she chose to make her transition at this time as a way to remind me that NOW is time for the bigger picture of my life to change.
All of these small changes are adding up to big changes and it’s freaking my ego out! It wants to hold on to the things that are safe and familiar, even if they’re not for my Highest Good. I can choose to hold on if I want to. I don’t want to. I know it’s time for me to let go. I’ve even called in outside support to keep accountable. As far as my Grandma is concerned, she gave me something that I can’t hold on to, something that has changed and there’s nothing my ego can do about it.
She let go and she’s very, very happy now. She stayed with us for 3 years after my grandpa passed, even though I think she was ready to go sooner. I’m so glad she decided to stay. Last summer my parents, brother, nephew, boyfriend, & I got to surprise her with an unexpected visit the week of her 95th Birthday. My uncles and the rest of the family surprised her with a 95th Birthday Party (the day before her actual birthday - something she made sure everyone knew). And on her birthday, my dad, brother, nephew, and myself went to the Mariners game and made the sign in the picture below for her. Unfortunately we didn’t make it on the the big screen, but we still made it into her heart when we showed up the next day to show her what we had done.
Accepting change and letting go are two of the hardest things for most people. Change means letting go of the familiar and safe things we have in our life. Letting go of safety is scary. Many people don’t let go of something until they are forced to. This doesn’t have to be the case.
The first day of winter is upon us. Now is the perfect time to let go of things that no longer serve our Highest Good, so we can spend the next few months creating the life we dream of with a clean and clear slate.
Now IS the time to turn our dreams into reality. It’s time for us all to let go of the old and welcome new changes into our lives. I hope we all are able to start 2016 with whatever “clean slate” we need so that the New Year brings us ALL whatever our heart desire.
The newest thing at the studio is a weekly Meditation & Manifestation Meeting on Sunday’s at 4:30. Come join myself and others any Sunday and Turn YOUR Dreams Into Reality with like-minded souls.
Peace, Love, and Lots of Hugs & Grandma Melton!
KC Bushnell has been teaching Pilates for 17 years and has unknowingly been on a path of self-discovery just as long. The last decade of her life, self-empowerment has been at the forefront of her life everyday.