Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again – Jack Kornfield
The Polynesians say the world began when Taaora – their name for the Creator – woke to find himself growing inside a shell. He stretched and broke the shell and the Earth was created. Taaora kept growing, though, and after a time found himself inside another shell. Again he stretched and broke the shell, and this time the Moon was created. Again, Taaora kept growing, and again, he found himself contained by yet another shell. This time the breaking forth, created the stars. Mark Nepo “The book of Awakening”
Over the years, I have learned that each time I break the shell of my past beliefs and old patterns, I become lighter. In doing so, I have created a clearer and more abundant path. Shedding our skin is not easy, and requires us to stretch ourselves and face our pain and our past. At times this feels uncomfortable.
Our lives are always challenging us to look at ourselves over and over again. This is to help us love more deeply, see more clearly, and discover what has closed our hearts which blocks the flow of abundance. We all have a choice to break our shells and create a new world.