― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
I'm pretty sure when I graduated I felt invincible and perhaps even a bit important as I walked toward the podium and received my diploma from my uncle who was on the school board. It was a magical rite of passage to move from child to young adult. Do you remember your high school graduation? I chose to move forward to college and was a bit less enchanted about the ceremony, but thrilled to have traveled through the necessary channels to say, "YES I FINISHED!" I had no idea what I would do with my degree, but the satisfaction at that graduation was that I had finished. A few years later I went to grad school and this graduation became pivotal as it paved the way for events to unfold that I couldn't have ever dreamed of. All the pieces of my graduation puzzles never looked like they fit, but as I sit back and reflect upon them, they all had to unfold in their own timing. And they all fit.
At some point in my life I would love to get my PhD, simply because I love the discipline of learning and growing the container of knowledge within me, but at this point I'm feeling pretty content. As a mid 30ish woman, I now think we should have a graduation ceremony at the end of each day. Don't you? I have surmised that daily living is a feat to be celebrated. I'm suggesting that the further we get along the path, the more we have to celebrate. Each day we have the opportunity to graduate from old limiting beliefs. We have a choice to jump into our lives with hearts wide open and eyes full of magic. We have the superpower of belief in ourselves to navigate whatever life throws our way. And some days maybe we don't graduate in the ways we thought we would, but that offers incentive to return again the next day and try again. It also encourages the inner dialogue of, "Wow, you're doing the best you can. And today that is all that could be asked of you."
My dear hearts, we are all moving through a continual graduation. May we celebrate where we are going while taking stock of where we have been. May we believe in our bad ass super-powers. May we take chances, share our light, believe in our dreams and live in alignment with our visions. In this season of your life, what life lesson are you graduating from? And have you acknowledged all the effort and ease it took to get to this place?
May You Sweetly Seek:)