GUEST POST: The Evolution of Change
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine over dinner a week or so ago and we were talking about both of our journeys and where we had been, where we have come from and where we hope to get to in the future. While talking about all the changes each of us has gone through in the exploration of ourselves while we reach within ourselves to reveal more Truth, Honesty, Integrity, Dreams, Hopes, Goals, and Joys, it was at this point in the conversation that we acknowledged that the only way any of us in our life’s journey get to a new place and experience is with change and that change is one of the only consistent factors in each person’s journey.
Change will lead us from our lowest moments in our lives and the most painful of our experiences. While we are there in the darkest of moments, and we have all been down on our knees in surrender because the burden of the load we were carrying was simply too heavy, too much emotionally, too much of a burden, we somehow, with the support of our Friends, Family and Faith in whatever belief system you embrace, were pulled out of the darkness, up off of our knees and onward to the LIGHT and HOPE of a better DAY. Even though it doesn’t feel like it when we are in that valley of sadness, despair, hopelessness, it will come to pass because it WILL CHANGE.
Photo: The Twilight Peeking Through by Llima Orosa
With that said, those AMAZING, DELICIOUS, JOYOUS, JUBILANT, EXCITING, and TRANSFORMATIVE experiences that really make life feel REWARDING and the battle scars JUSTIFIED, well, those are going to CHANGE as well. NOTHING lasts forever and TIME takes ALL, so when this LIFE is GOOD and GREAT, SAVOR that MOMENT, those DAYS, WEEKS or whatever time frame it is that you and I are BLESSED to feel the MOST ALIVE, POSITIVE and POSSIBLE in. ENJOY when personal HEIGHTS are reached. CELEBRATE when the very BEST of YOU is REALIZED and ALIGNED with your HIGHER POWER. It is those MOMENTS that we are plugged back in to our DIVINE SOURCE and all is GOOD as it should be.
Would you also BELIEVE me when I said back at those darkest and lowest of moments, you are also CLOSEST to that same BEAUTIFUL DIVINE ENERGY? Well, you and I BOTH are. That is because the DIVINE has sent us ULTIMATELY to SHINE and GLOW in the GLORY that is our BIRTHRIGHT and that is to BE SUCCESSFUL in KNOWING that each of us is a CHILD of the LIGHT and to SHARE that LIGHT with this WORLD. When the darkness of this Earth School begins to cover that LIGHT and overwhelm our SPIRIT, we are not ever going it alone. The DIVINE is right with you and I. We just have to SURRENDER and TRUST that our GREATER GOOD and GROWTH is being served when the valley seems the DEEPEST. Our HEROES will come to help us RISE again. Our FRIENDS and FAMILY will see us through these times and only CHANGE will see us from the LOWS and the HIGHS and onward to walk further down the path of our SOUL’S EVOLUTION.
Photo: I’m Alive, I’m Being Born by Llima Orosa
The sun will rise. The storms will thunder in. The birds will sing. The lightning will streak. The hills will rise. The valleys will fall. The one thing that is consistent in this life is that through all the good and the bad, the light and the dark, CHANGE will usher in all the factors that will ebb and flow in our journey to make our experience in this life different from moment to moment, day to day, month to month and year to year. Nothing will ever stay the same because CHANGE is coming and for that, you and I will always be evolving. ENJOY the BEAUTY of the GREAT MOMENTS and hold TIGHT when the WINDS blow hardest and hottest…it won’t last…CHANGE sees to that every single time.
Dream. Reach. Live. Do.
Featured image: Silvery Magic by Gene-Manuel Whirling
Terry Christopher is a multi award-winning singer-songwriter. He has released two solo CDs, Take Another Look and Journey of a Wordsmith, to both critical and commercial acclaim. Terry is also the Executive Producer, as well as contributing artist on the 12 song compilation CD, United For The Ride Vol. Iwhich assisted raising funds for the Riders ofBraking The Cycle 2009. He is an avid cyclist and LGBT Activist focusing on the fight in HIV/AIDS who also rode in 10th Anniversary Wisconsin AIDS Ride, ACT 10 with 115 other cyclists/crew helping raise over $267,000 for the AIDS Network. Terry is based in New York City. (Photo: Drew Geraci)