Transformation is REAL.
Over the last four years, my life has undergone tremendous transformational processes. However, this article is not referencing the obvious transformations of my external surroundings from visiting twelve countries and deciding to reside in Bali the past year and a half, but discussing the incredible internal transformations emerging from within me following the major life shifts and changes I’ve made.
I barely recognize the man I was four years ago.
Whenever I gaze upon old pictures depicting who I was before, I am shocked about how very little we resemble each other.
I am proud of the man I have become today, and how I’m finally relieved from the burden of who I once believed I had to be.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not running from the past, nor do I regret it. In fact, I have a ton of respect for this guy I was before.
Without him, I never would have made it this far, or even realized the truth of who I am today. That guy who was far from fearless, and terrified of what the future held, still did his very best with what he could. And what he knew then is what brought me to where I am at today.
In reflective pause, I:
He showed me how the term “fearless” is not defined by a complete lack of fear, but it’s about being filled with fear and consciously deciding to “fear LESS” anyways. Courageously trusting your instincts and following the heart’s lead.
I learned I needn’t run from my past in order to become someone else better. I never actually lost myself, I’d only forgotten who I am. Who I was helped me rediscover myself and remember the truth of who I AM: The Creator of My Reality.
In peaceful acceptance, I send my past self love, and bid him farewell.
I let them all go.
The lies I believed about myself before no longer require space in my life today.
I’ve chosen to step up and take the helm. Today life’s ship is pointed in the direction of my purpose and dreams. I bow to my former self, my teacher, my guide, my guru in deep gratitude for all he has revealed, done and shown me.
Your job is complete now, the person I am today will take it from here.
Thank you, I love you my brother.
Take a moment of appreciation for your own transformational experiences and how they have shifted, grown and changed you. Reflect on what you learned, and celebrate how far in life you’ve come because of these lessons. Release any residual judgment about what in the past you still may be holding onto as “good or bad,” and honor the pain, light and darkness as one transformational process. HONOR THE JOURNEY, and every single experience making you who you have become today.
Nod your head in gratitude to the caterpillar you once were and who’s now transformed into a beautiful butterfly.
It truly is a gift.