The Storms

The Storms by Helen GarsideThe seasons are changing and it feels like so much is changing along with it.

The super-storm, Sandy, has totally devastated the eastern seaboard of the United States, from Virginia to Maine. Entire communities wiped out, parts of the barrier islands are gone, and twelve foot dunes washed away.

New Jersey and New York City have been ravaged by the storm surge and high tides. The devastation is incredible, unbelievable, incomprehensible.

Life as people knew it will never be the same again. Very old amusement parks, the New Jersey boardwalk and century old buildings have been wiped of the face of the earth.

The power of Mother Nature is awesome, uncontrollable, and unforgiving at times.

There has been a shift on a scale and magnitude that for some is hard to imagine. They are experiencing the true forces of nature, change and loss.

While Sandy is called a super-storm, a Franken-storm, a storm of the century it is, at a basic level, a catalytic event that has forced millions of people out of an old and familiar way of life.

The loss and the changes are still raw and unfathomable.

The road that lays before them is dark and unimaginable. Their hearts have been broken open and they are in a place that is scary.

They have no roadmaps to show them the way out and the route to a safer place is not clearly marked.

The fear of the unknown at times, unbearable.

In this place of fear, not knowing, you begin to surrender. As you lean into this feeling of surrender, a shift starts to take place. A realization that things will never be the same, it will be different.

As this truth sinks in, a little spark of hope is ignited. Out of the embers of what was, comes the light of what can be. What is possible, now?

The journey of healing has begun. With open hearts they can now find the strength, determination and fortitude that will allow them rebuild their lives.

They can recover what is most important to them from a physical, emotional and spiritual level. They can reclaim what holds real meaning for them and let go of what no longer serves them.

It is a time for taking stock and realigning with what is most important in one’s life.

New cornerstones of life will be created and a new life will emerge.

We are impacted by the storms that blow through our lives. Some are not on the scale of the super-storm Sandy but their ability to shake up our lives and force us to grow as individuals is the same.

What storms or changes are you trying to weather? What loss have you experienced that has brought you to your knees, has rocked your world?

Where do you go from here?

If you are looking for a calm port to weather the storms or to start rebuilding your life, contact me.

Together we can navigate the storm and set you on a new course in your life!

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