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No one said change was easy. No one said moving from one stage of life to the next was ice cream, daisies, and cute little puppies licking your face. No. Change is a difficult business right from the get go and it only gets harder as we age.
Of course, there are always people who make it look easy. I know a mom whose babies slept through the night at five weeks and potty-trained at twelve months. This same mom could parachute her children into Russia and they would probably be the happiest, most popular kids in the country within a week. They make change look easy. I think I kind of hate them.
Not so lucky yourself? Does your little one cling to that diaper like its money in the bank? Is she really not ready to give up being a toddler? Or what about you? Are you holding back from pursuing that new hair cut/career/relationship because change seems ominous? Then the goddess you must channel is Estsanatlehi.
Estsanatlehi is the Navajo goddess of change. A symbol of the seasons, she grows old each winter and turns young again each spring. She is the mother of creation. When she was lonely, she fashioned humans out of her own skin. She reminds us that permanence is not an option. We grow, we age, we change. That's what we do. Sometimes we need a bit of a push. Sometimes we need to give that push. But always, Estsanatlehi is there to help. She reminds us that in every stage of life there is a spring, a summer, a fall, and a winter, and at the end of each winter there is a new, glorious spring. So go ahead. Take a leap: The new grass will soften your landing.
Channel this goddess: when change lands, uninvited, on your doorstep or when you know it's time to make a change. Change happens. Guaranteed. Might as well get with the program.
Laurie: This one is for you and little bit.
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