... Rebirth ...I remember hearing as a child that, a woman giving birth is "one foot on the grave, and one foot in life"; depicting the risks and dangers involved.
There is always death involved where there is Life involved, isn't there. Not physical, but metaphysical. Always. Births aren't "pretty" per se. They are traumatic, scary, extraordinary, beyond us. So I think: "I've done traumatic, scary, extraordinary and beyond me......... why am I still in the cocoon?" How much more "death" ---the painful LETTING GO of things we've thought were true, things we held dear, ideas we held about people or things, that painful LETTING GO, is like dying ---; how much more of that do I need??? Apparently quite a bit!! Is it true then that, psychologically it is always "Spring Cleaning" time? that we should constantly seek our renewal by giving room for the new (wholesome attitudes, gratitude, faith, openness to new possibilities, etc.) and getting rid of the old? (any feelings of resentment, un-forgiveness, bad attitudes, lack of thankfulness, and FEARS). Perhaps the things that I thought were holding me back aren't. And others which I have not suspected of do hold me back. How long will we tell ourselves lies? Can I confront my truth as I perceive IT today? Do I understand that sweeping truths under the carpet keeps me a prisoner? I don't have to do anything about those truths today. But I can acknowledge those things and be rooted on solid ground, on TRUTH. What a privilege. ~ We are not called to be perfect, we don't even know perfection, (wouldn't know it if it hit us between the eyes, because we don't have that fr