I rode this roller coaster for awhile, and then I went to my favorite discount clothing store, which cures everything. While I was there, I picked up a hat. The tag said CHAOS...no joke.
Thankfully, at that moment I remembered a dream I had about 5 years ago. In the dream, before the things that I desired fell into place, there was chaos. In essence, I was directed in the dream that chaos would have to ensue before my dreams and desires were more specifically manifested. Then I forgot about the dream until a few days ago, when in the midst of absolute chaos...I remembered.
In fact, science suggests that chaos is necessary for order, and some even define chaos as 'pre-order'. Isn't that reassuring? Chaos and change must occur for new creation and new growth!
So what do we do when we find ourselves bouncing around in chaos, which inevitably leads us into unsettling emotions?
Julia Cameron, one of my favorite authors and mentors of all time, said: "Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are."
Right. Just take the next step for that day. This day. This precious moment. There are moments that are perfect, flowing and then because of our controlling minds, we feel chaos and turbulence, which we think is leading to something bad. Things are turned upside down, and we can't quite follow the map of our life as everything around us changes. We must remember that chaos, in fact, just might be leading us to more order.
Are you experiencing chaos? Embrace it. Dance with it. Enjoy it. Say woohoo this is a ride ain't it? Bring it on. In fact, be sure to enjoy the chaos that is almost certain to ensue at some of your Thanksgiving gatherings this week!
Any thoughts about chaos and order? We would LOVE to hear from yoU in the comments section below.
(Written by Jane Hart, copyright 2015)