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Embracing Change



A Time for Change
By:  Jean Harper

Change is all around us. How we choose to view change will determine whether we transform into the beautiful butterly we are meant to become or waste our time in self-inflicted darkness. We are here to experience joy, and change that makes us laugh or change that breaks our heart and makes us cry, is the same change that teaches us what living in joy is all about.

When we are young, rapid change is inevitable and something to look forward to. Leaving home to begin living our lives as independent individuals is just the beginning of a wild ride for most of us.  As we grow older change becomes a little more difficult. We take our time to contemplate change before we move into it.  For me, change that I choose for myself is much easier than change that I have no choice but to yield to.

I have crossed an important threshold in my life just recently and through the difficulty and pain of losing someone dear to me I came upon this message-

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."

This quote above initiated my healing process and reminded me that all change is a gift and the lessons learned, "priceless".

When I am in need of a few words of wisdom, before I go off to sleep, I like to open one of the books from my bedside table in pursuit of just the message I am looking for. This particular night I chose a book that provides a message for a particular month and day and on this day, September 28, I read the opening and these words;

"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose,  under Heaven"  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

I then opened another book which has only random messages. This small red book called, "A Guide for the Advanced Soul" offers these instructions- "You have a problem or need guidance to help you make a decision. Picture this clearly in your mind; meditate on it so that the mind gradually subsides into stillness.  This allows you to draw on your subconscious and intuitive powers to respond. Now put forward your request while randomly opening the book. The first words you read will tell you what you most need to hear."

I opened the book and on that page was a torn piece of white paper. As I lifted the paper from the page these words appeared;

"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose, under Heaven".  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

For me the message is clear and at last I can let go in love and light for the many gifts of this current change in my life. I wish the same for all of you that are experiencing change right now.

 

I remembered this old song from the 60's, yes the 60's!  I decided to look up the lyrics and then it was clear that I need to share them with you.

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Artist: The Byrds
Album: Turn! Turn! Turn!

Words-adapted from The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes
Music-Pete Seeger

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

 

It Takes Moxy to Embrace Change!

About the Author

Jean Harper is the founder of Moxy Women. The website and organization was founded in honor of her sister, Ann Elizabeth Harper who was an inspiration to Jean from early childhood and left her with an important mission- to help women everywhere to find, keep and share their Moxy! 

You may contact Jean directly if you would like to share your message of inspiration with other women.  Send her an email to:  info@moxywomen.com

 

 

 



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