I recently got a new puppy and it’s been awhile since I had one. Amid the joy of this adorable new being, I found myself missing my last dog intensely because he was so easy. Sure after 5 years of being with me he came when called, knew my running routine and didn’t pee in the house. But now it’s different. I felt as if I was starting over and I wondered; why didn’t I just keep my life simple.

And the bottom line is my life would not have been as rich and magical as it is now without this new addition and, in fact, with all the change in my life that’s happened so far. Without change my heart would not have known such opening.

The hard part, however, is letting go of the past, the attachment to the way things once were. Letting go amidst fear, doubt and that pesky ego, who tries to convince you that you’re better off alone, isolated and keeping to yourself holding on tight to all your things.

When you’re scared you want to hold on to that security blanket called “the past” because it seems safe. But you are given whatever you are in right now to help you learn what you need to learn in this lifetime; to grow and move forward. The past served it’s purpose but it needs to be released in order for us to experience an even greater bliss than we ever imagined, which is experience in the joy of now.

Trust your intuitive guidance, that little voice or feeling that comes to the surface when you make decisions; have faith in the divine timing knowing that whatever is happening now is perfect; and feel in your heart the beauty and happiness of now.

You can’t grow unless you let go. And, there’s no better time than now to do it — let go, flow and grow.

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Thank you and Namaste, Karen