With the rising of each new day, we are given a chance to start over – to begin again. And with every setting of the sun, we are shown how to release and let go. With each breath in, we are given new air…new possibilities. And with each exhale, the opportunity to let go of that which no longer serves us.
For the past several days, the Angels have been emphasizing the theme of what’s called the beginner’s mind. It’s called “shoshin” in Zen Buddhism and is a core concept within this belief system. Here is a quote from a lecture on Beginners Mind by Abbess Zenkei Blanche Hartman that describes this idea beautifully…
“Beginner’s mind is Zen practice in action. It is the mind that is innocent of preconceptions and expectations, judgements and prejudices. Beginner’s mind is just present to explore and observe and see “things as-it-is.” I think of beginner’s mind as the mind that faces life like a small child, full of curiosity and wonder and amazement. “I wonder what this is? I wonder what that is? I wonder what this means?” Without approaching things with a fixed point of view or a prior judgement, just asking “what is it?”” (for the full article, please visit this webpage from the Chapel Hill Zen Center)
I invite you to join me in embracing each moment as a chance to create anew and begin again. Change can be overwhelming and sometimes terrifying, but only when you look at it as a big task. Rather look at the change you desire as something you create with the choices you make in each moment.
It’s time to begin again!
Much love (and breathing the fresh new air of possibility!)
Rev. Nina and your Angels
From Doreen Virtue’s Magical Messages from the Fairies Oracle Cards