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Wisdom on Change

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

~ C. S. Lewis

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

~ Anatole France

We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.

~ W.H. Auden

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Thoughts for the Journey

"Rauamoko represents the changes which we trigger in our lives, the necessity for growth, and the angel within us which demands we reach towards the Light"

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Rauamoko

At times, unavoidable forces seem to shake our lives, upsetting all that has made us feel comfortable and secure. it may be divorce, when our partner suddenly pulls the pin on a relationship which, to our minds at least, was enduring, or when we suddenly lose our job. So often I have spoken with people who were turfed from the comfortable blanket of their employment, who, when I ask where they are now, tell me that it was the best thing that ever happened to them.

Change is inevitable, mutability immutable.

Rauamoko, on one level, the unborn son of Papatuanuku, Mother Earth, is the God of the Underworld. He shares much in common with Vulcan or Hephaestus. It is he who authors earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. As the shock waves spread outwards from the epicentre, lives are changed, transformed on a micro- or macro-scale.

On another, psycho-spiritual level, he represents the changes which we trigger in our lives, the necessity for growth, and the angel within us which demands we reach towards the Light.

While they may be personal, sometimes the earthquakes are real, geographical.
However the message he sends is this:
In order to grow, we must be willing to let go off the past, to shed that which no longer serves us.

13 March 2010

North Beach - two days after the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February, 2011

Kasbah, New Brighton