Clutching Tacks

Time for me to fly...

Yep, it's REO Speedwagon circa 1978.

Oftentimes, this is how spirit speaks to me - through music. This wouldn't be so strange except that I'm really on the low end of the 'music buff' scale. But inevitably, I'll end up with a song stuck in my head and it will be around a while before I take notice of the message. This time it's been "Time for me to Fly" for the last 3 days and it's symbolic because I'd made the decision to step away (a HUGE step) from long-term client of mine. As I was trying to settle into my peace with the decision, I caught the song in my head and was relieved as it summarized the situation quite accurately. Truly, it's time for me to fly...


Time for me to fly
Oh, I've got to set myself free
Time for me to fly
And that's just how it's got to be
I know it hurts to say goodbye
But it's time for me to fly
It was a confirmation for me that indeed I was on the right track and that the decision was right. The decision was still emotional and tough as there are so many layers to unravel and so much I've been protecting that will now be vulnerable. But the fact remains, that my personal boundaries and standards were not being upheld in this partnership and by staying in it, I was way out of alignment with my own personal integrity.

What am I going to do next? 

How will I replace the income?

These are questions that I don't have the answers to but for the question, "Was this the right move?", I know the answer for certain is: ABSOLUTELY and for that I am grateful. The other thing that I know for sure is that we aren't given more than we can handle at any given time and by staying stuck in something that isn't ideal for us, we block something better from arriving for us in all its glory.

Does this go along with the old conventional wisdom I grew up with that said, "you don't let go of what you have until you have something better"? Nope. But I can tell you that my life is more blessed today than it was yesterday and it's only through letting go that I'm able to feel this free today.



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