Getting Older

Getting older is a fine occupation……I see why it can be called the Golden Years. So many old, limiting beliefs and thoughts about how it should be or will be or must be begin falling by the wayside. They are just too heavy to carry. We grow tired of living in a box of limits….with the requisite anxiety, depression, controlling behaviors, etc. We think we are in control of life but thankfully, we are not. There can be a greater freedom when we choose to live in that zone of mystery…….living in our hearts, on the edge of creative potential, open and accepting of whatever our own energy brings to us. We don’t have to like it but when we open our hearts and accept the experience…..whatever it is…….when we say…yes…..then we are open to what learning the experience can bring to our growth.

This process requires a level of trust in that energy of grace….that love is the presence of all that is, that our highest good is always served by the experiences of our life. It does no good to compare our life experiences to another’s life. Each life is perfectly attuned to the energy of the individual by the energy of love. A plethora of blocking behaviors in our psyche can disrupt that growing trust. They all stem from fear. Our life experiences can be seen to reinforce the energy of love that always surrounds us and that we are. Our life experiences may seem challenging at times but they are specially designed to help us transform our fears into a deeper level of love. If we are open to this process, we are able to develop a deeper trust of life in our hearts…….for that is where our truth resides.

Becoming older is a blessing in many ways…..not the least of which is a sense of liberation, a decrease of anxiety, a welcome resting in the arms of the energy of LOVE. It is always our choice to fuel our fears or our love…. no matter what our situation.

© 2014 Andrea Avari Stevens

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