Are you feeling the flux? Whether it’s global upheavals, economic plungings, political roller-coastering, kung-foo-fighting astrological influences, or the vibrational impacts of human consciousness busting out of its skin, there’s a whole lot of somethin’ goin’ on! Call it what you want; we’re not in Kansas anymore. (Unless, of course, you’re in Kansas.)
I know people who are ready to move – but they don’t know where they’re headed. (Oh wait, that would be me.) I have friends who are ready to leave their jobs – but for what, they can’t tell. You yourself may be feeling a restlessness, a desire to fling off old relationships, old familiar patterns, old ways of dealing with conflict. (If you have a compulsion to fling off old clothes while you’re still wearing them, that’s something I’m not licensed to deal with.)
For many, flux is nothing but chaos and confusion marked by clouds of indecision and uncertainty. “Can we just get back to a steady and predictable course?” they cry. “I want to know who I am, what I’m supposed to be doing, who I’m supposed to be doing it with! And I want to know now!”
I’m here to tell you that you might need to wait a bit more. I’m here to suggest that the more you fight flux, the worse it gets. Like the saying goes, “What you resist, persists.” What if you could view flux as a temporary state that always leads to something? One thing ends; another begins. Something expands; something else lessens. Clarity presents itself and decisions are made or not made and suddenly, you’re in a new place, a new job, with new friends, doing something you might never have imagined. There’s surely a universal law that dictates that when your life is no longer in flux, it’s gone somewhere else.
Think of a snow globe with a tiny village inside. You shake it up and snow flies wildly around in every direction, and it’s impossible to see anything. (Be thankful you’re not driving around the narrow streets of that tiny village: You’d be totally disoriented!) Eventually, though, everything settles down. The truth at the center of the chaos is revealed and you can once again see where you’re headed.
Shaking things up harder and harder, over and over, never solves a thing. But patience does. Trusting that all will be revealed, does. And the willingness to ride out the discomfort, absolutely does. Nothing is permanent; everything changes. So if everything feels all fluxxed up right now, rest assured that this, too, shall pass.