Shedding is a common practice for many animals. It is a time when they moult a part of their outer layer. This happens during specific times of the year or specific times of their life cycle. Moulting gives these animals a renewal for greater growth and, for snakes, greater clarity. Humans do not strictly moult, in the real sense of the word. However, we do moult in more than the literal ways.
This subject of moulting is brought up as some people still expect familiarity and resist changes. When we initiate a change, we need to understand that it stems from a personal choice. It is not a choice of others. The inevitable outcome is a shadow period of transition that test our resolve. Stand firm in the test of time. Just know that this shadow period is transient whether you made it or not. To survive this shadow period, simply include it in your plan- by preparing yourself through words, feelings and actions to brave the onslaught of comments once the floodgate of change is opened.
When we shed our old selves, it sometimes means the old no longer serves us or we have completed the time we were needed to be in the old state. Change is the only permanence as we all know and yet, resistance is what we often feel strongly. In other situations, we need to change a little in us to adapt to the ever-changing environment. There is nothing wrong to stay the same. Stay the same if you must.
For those who are ready for a change, shedding some of our old perceptions, entrenched cultures or even bad habits invite fresh insights into our lives. It does not mean the old state is not good. It could mean that the old was valuable then and it served the purpose of that time. It might have initiated the new changes which could have brought much needed insights into your life. Thank the old and embrace the new, and not bothering how and where it will lead you. It is without certainty how long this new change will last. It may just be a stepping stone for a better one out there. Have no thoughts about how lasting it will be. Just remember, change is the only permanence.
In violet love and joy,