By Anne Round
Published The Magic Happens Magazine July 2021
Photo by Anne Round
“When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell
My heart jumps to read the news that an ending of a creative outlet is happening. I immediately feel the anxiety of the decision and how difficult it is to bring anything in life to a close. Then I leap with a big smile on my face to how the ending will benefit and expand the life of those involved. I see how letting go of the pressure and stress of the present activity will allow more joy and freedom for the organizers. I breathe, accept the situation and bless that everyone will find the new door wide open.
The energies of our times fully support change. Humanity is continuously living in the transitions of dynamic change. We have a choice to accept, allow and embrace or block and resist any change. We can hold on tightly to the past, avoiding the new. We can willingly and gently close the door of the past, respecting and celebrating all that has been. I prefer to travel in life with ease and grace, so I desire to open my heart and bless the past with love and delight.
The pandemic closed many doors for people. It pushed us to reconcile our physical, emotional, and spiritual notions in many areas of life. We had to let go and be with what was happening. It has forced us to shut our doors to the outside world and drop deeply into our inner landscape and values. Now we are stepping out as conditions are slowly allowing emergence. While we cocooned inside, our imaginal cells were recreating us to greater potentials. We can feel our development. We have our fresh creative wings to bring more love into the world. My prayer is that love, peace, and joy fill our world so we can open to our creative nature and fly onwards fully present.
Celebration of the past is the beautiful memories that we have to hold. We can cherish those moments of delight, laughter, and communion. We can tenderly hold the hard parts, realizing that we made it through with patience and resilience. We accept the past by loving ourselves and our actions in all situations. We trust the future is unfolding in the perfection of the divine. We live in the Now, knowing we are love showing up the best way we can. We delight in the magic that is life constantly evolving.
Here’s to the past, the beauty and the beast. Here’s to the future mysteries that lie ahead. Here’s to Now, the only place that love is in action. Be the love, peace, and joy you are now, always have been, and always will be.
May all endings open doors of magnificent beginnings!