The world we live in has moments of precious experiences. Relationships that made us happy, the birth of a child that made us happy, our dream job, our dream home, our dream car, when we look back on those things they put a big smile on our face.
However, like the seasons, sooner or later we may find that the very joy we once experienced is no longer in the same form in which it originally was given. In the Spirit nothing changes. The shell is gone, but the "seed" still remains.
Moving forward into a new plan for our lives is impeded when we hold on to that which has already passed away, instead of clutching the empty shell of what was, we should be scattering the living seed on new paths.
We need to live life to it's fullest each day. If we spend each day in sorrow remembering what was in our past experiences, that we no longer have, we soon find ourselves STUCK. We find ourselves unable to move forward.
Some of you are thinking, "Catrina, you don't know my life. I have lost everything, there is no way this situation can turn around" Oh, I know beloved! I wouldn't be here today if I had not walked the same path.
When I counsel with depressed people, the cause seems to be, universally, that they are struck in the past. Someone has hurt them, they have lost material things, and they are literally "mourning" them. Grieving over things that cannot be changed, means that they don't want to look forward to something new. Like spoiled children we clinch our fists and say, "Why can't I have "that" back, why would you take it from me?"
I believe Spirit would say, "Because if you trust me, I have something much better in store. I simply ask that you be willing to "Let GO."
We may bind ourselves to the "shell" of what once was, but the seed has left the shell and essentially the shell of the past is useless.
We must accept things we can't change, and we must realize that it's time to let go. Until we are willing to close the door to the past, Spirit is unable to fully open a door to our future.
Today, if you are stuck, close your eyes. Imagine a shell in your hand and that the shell is empty. The shell contained something from your past that you held dear, but now it's empty. Yet every day you are carrying around one or more empty shells.
Picture yourself walking towards a garbage can and throwing away those empty shells, once and for all! Now Spirit picks you up, and sets you on a new path. The path has seeds of promises strewn on it! You are free, and excited to see which one of the "new" seeds will bloom in your life and take root! You run down the path, feeling lighter and free at last from the past!!
Expect a miracle! They happen in the blink of an eye!