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June 01, 2018

Transitions, Endings and New Beginnings

Tags: Depression, Death, Rebirth, Starting Over, Endings, Death Of A Dream

We start with dreams. We begin a relationship or a new job with a vision of all kinds of possibilities, and we push forward, putting things into place so they can happen. We invest great time and resources, and at times we are asked to overcome great feats. As much as we put our hearts and souls into it, sometimes, however, a dream may end. It just dies on the vine, never coming to full maturity.

When we put all of our eggs in one basket, as one does when really wanting something, and that dream evaporates, how do we pick up and move on: the marriage that has died, that career path that has evaporated, or maybe you are having to pack move towns? After so much time and identity invested, we can lose our sense of self. Who we were dims into a flicker, and we fear we will fade out all together. Transitions are that space between the death of the old, and the birth of the new. In the throws of it one can feel dark and hopeless, and at the doorway of depression. The losses are palpable and can leave a bitter taste in our mouths, especially when the new path is not yet visible. We may even feel let down by God him/herself. Floating in an undefined space, with no direction at all, can be one of the most agonizing, and challenging of times.

The first step to starting over is to honor your feelings of loss and the dream that has died. It is important to grieve. Kick and scream, let it out, let yourself release it all emotionally. Then do ceremony. Find symbolic burnables to represent your dream, and blow into them the essence of all that still lives within you. Put these items in a fire. Think of it as releasing the light wound up in your investment, and returning it to Source. Allow the old form to go so a new one can come through. It is important to reflect on what you gained from the experience. What strengths did you develop following this dream? What are the shiny bits left in the ashes, that you can now collect? Are you more tenacious now? More compassionate?

The good news is that there is a world of possibility that still awaits you out there! Think of it as a fan of possible destiny lines. They may not necessarily be clear to you, but they are out there. Each one is tuned to a certain vibration. When you do the healing work necessary to address what wounds drove you to invested in this dream initially, you will re-calibrate and they will become accessible. Did your old dream compensate for your weaknesses? Did it make you feel safe? What needs to heal so you can dream in a better, healthier dream?

Think of yourself as a weaver. Your beautiful tapestry has unravelled into a tangle of yarn, but the loom frame still stands. How does your soul want to express itself now, after this growth, what does it long for? The tool of the Master Weaver is intention. It comes not from the mind, but from the heart, and from the soul. As we heal our vibration shifts and our intensions become more congruent with higher potential destinies. In your old dream were you trying to control an outcome, and dominate events? As Master Weavers we are co-creators. Our job is to intend what comes next, and then surrender the details to Spirit. This doesn’t mean you don’t do the footwork to make it happen, so pick up that warp and rethread your loom! Weave new strands of intention through, but create space for Spirit to shape events in directions you cannot possibly foresee. 

Christina Allen, Shamanic Healer, Teacher, and Founder and Director of the Austin Shamanic Center, combines a strong science (BA Physics, MS Neuroscience) background with decades of applied ancient spiritual wisdom (Master Yogi, Reiki Master, Shamanic Healer, based, in part, on Q’ero Indian traditions of Peru). ASC offers profound Shamanic Self Development Workshops, professional trainings, and personal healings. Learn more at

© Austin All Natural, June 2018

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