The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly grounded our country and our world more widely. And I am awe-struck that my cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment are simultaneously occurring with this pandemic. And I am feeling very rocked by this, to my core.
We are on the edge of something massive. This is the change that we have been feeling and anticipating for a long while now. It is a time of reckoning. It is what the world desperately needs to wake up to her consumeristic and superficial ways, to let go of old paradigms that no longer serve and make way for the uprising of truths that have been withheld.
In order for change to occur, we need chaos. Chaos to show us the line between before and after. The uncomfortable, icky space I call the void that precedes all change. The place we resist but most need to embrace and accept if we are to enter the tunnel of change towards transformation.
I have always been one who is open and willing and ready for change as I have always seen this as the easier path than to carry the struggles and hurt. But this isn’t the chosen path for many. As a coach I see many people who would rather tote around a big bag of worries and regrets from the past than relinquish them in hopes of a lighter, brighter future.
In my experience, chaos is the perfect storm that precedes change and ultimately, growth. It is always an opportunity to move forward.
And I know that I am in the biggest shit storm I have felt in this lifetime, and as much as part of me would love to shrug it off as quickly as possible, I am equally excited about what this seismic shift means for our world, politics, business, families and for me, personally…
I sense that I am on a new path and being guided to my fate. I have always known I have a bigger purpose but have lacked the clarity to see it and thus, forge ahead with it. Am I being prepared for this now?
Imagine, for a moment, that this Covid-19 storm is preparing you for something bigger, something profound, something more. What might that something be for you?
Cindy Scott xx