Saturday, May 31, 2014
Eight of Vessels - Rebirth
In short this is the cycle of water. Like with energy there is no drop lost nor added since the beginning of time. The first living creatures on Earth drank the same water as we do.
Each drop evaporates (dies) and condensates again (is reborn) This is a beautiful metaphor for our own life: We live and do the best we can. We make mistakes, we love, we experience, we release and let go and we start over, to try again and to do better or to seek out a different path. We do not need to physically die to be reborn again. Making a shift in perception or in attitude can be such a major change in life, it could be perceived as a rebirth. And for every rebirth something has to be released; has to die first.
The river needs to keep flowing because when water is stagnant it will become smelly and overgrown with algae. So letting things go and moving on is a natural, sometimes difficult, part of life.
When I look back at my own life the most challenging times have brought me the most precious gifts. In order to receive these gifts I've had to embrace the release (death) of some important aspects of my life. Living without regrets and to go with the flow, is an art I have not fully mastered yet, but I am still learning.
“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.” Christina Baldwin