Every now and then, in order for something new to be born, something of the old must be let go. This is never an easy thing and it often brings to us all the issues and stages of grief that we all go through when change happens. Yet the changes are often needed, for one reason or another, and happen they will.
When we look at the philosophy of the wheel, everything is constantly in a form of change. There is never really a beginning or an end, just a continual flow from one phase of development into the next. When we are in the middle of that change, however, we can lose perspective on that grander picture. We go into things like denial, anger, sadness, and eventually acceptance.
It is when we reach that phase of acceptance that we can then move forward and create something new and fresh. Sometimes that change happens as a result of circumstances where we feel completely out of control, like being broad sided by a vehicle at an intersection. When this happens, the trauma of the event needs first to be processed and healed so that the many stages of grief can happen. And none of this happens just one thing after or before another. Sometimes it happens all in an organic soup of experiences.
The thing to remember, however, is that we need to have faith in ourselves, in those around us, and in Spirit all through the experience. As that faith is challenged and we hang on to the faith, we set up a way of communicating our experiences so that all understand what it is we are processing. This enables others to be of support and assistance to us, and us to them when they are going through similar things. We then truly become a community of wounded, yet vibrant healers. As we work through our personal responses to the changes, we come to a state of completion. This is a state of complete understanding of where we are in the world and what the experiences have meant to us.