It’s not always easy letting things go, but once you do, you realize there’s a whole new energy waiting to create change.
Our new rocking chairs for the front porch arrived the other day. I couldn’t wait to rock again. I know it was only what a week. Rocking brings me to a place of comfort, a place of peacefulness – just being.
And if I don’t have a rocking chair, I sometimes rock while I sit. It depends what’s going on.
Backstory: As a student, once in a psychic development class, I was rocking without a chair. Another student asked about it, and I laughed and said, ‘Rocking keeps me from jumping up on people and hurting them.’ I laughed so hard, and on some level, I think the guy believed me. Hahaha. Did I mention I think I’m a comedian?
Seriously though, at times, I rock in meditation and when I am working as a conduit of the healing energies, if ever so slightly. I believe the Sufi’s whirl during meditation.
Two Adirondack rocking chairs graced the front porch when I moved into my office more than six years ago in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. They were my neighbors. When the medium moved out, she let me keep them. They were hunter green, a good strong healing energy. I eventually painted one purple and the other blue.
The purple rocking chair was on the side of my daughter’s reading office and the blue on mine. Months ago, the purple chair was broken by a client unbeknownst to me until later that afternoon. Sad day. The other day the blue one broke. It’s the rocking chair I spent my time in and with my grandson – memories, grateful for the photo.
Each time a rocking chair broke I contacted my former neighbor, now a fabulous friend, to let her know. She was sad too. She said she had those chairs for more than 15 years and that Angelo, a beloved groundskeeper, fixed them when needed.
A couple of times I physically went out to the porch with my cup of tea to rock and then remembered the chair was gone. Thankfully, we have new chairs.
Out with the old energy, in which I made sure to gather my energy left behind on the chair, bringing it back to self, and in with the new, creating new energies on the front porch.
Think about releasing some of your old things to bring in new energy. It does make a difference. Remember, we always have memories of the old and eventually the new will have memories too.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.