Change and transformation and growing and letting go......

Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered but a maze of passages through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley.

But always, if we have faith, God will open a door for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of but one that will ultimately prove good for us. A J Cronin

With the coming of the end of this century, many of us are experiencing many changes in all facets of our lives. How we accept those changes will determine how we ascend and progress along the directions that we are to follow for our highest good. These last few years there have been many changes in my life and I have consciously been aware and even asked for them to accelerate, which in deed they have and I have grown because of it.

Now it is time once again to change and to let go (hasn’t this year been one for letting go, for me it certainly has)

With this issue of White Dove’s Message, I am letting go of yet another to make room for unknown happenings and lessons and experiences.

October 1993, White Dove’s Message was birthed and has been printed and distributed monthly except for one time in 1996 when March and April were combined. And the beginning of the year when it was printed quarterly. It has been a wonderful experience, a growing experience, filled with blessings beyond my wildest dreams. Not perhaps of the monetary but certainly all other levels.

For a Gemini to take a leap of faith without questions is almost unheard. Geminis are known for their constant questions. I am a mixed bag and have always maintained both of these almost opposite, asking questions and "knowing" that I would be directed.

To say this is with mixed feeling is putting it mildly. During these six years, the publication accomplished what we set out to do. Now, I am to release this to concentrate my energies in other directions. There will be, I am told, periodic publications of White Dove’s Message but not the monthly limiting that has existed these last wonderful six years. This has really been an effort of love and was rewarding to me in so many ways.

Would like to share a few things that you might find interesting. The ‘italicized’ opening statement by A J Cronin was taken from a book I read just today. The name of the book is Who Moved My Cheese by Spender Johnson M.D., ISBN#0399144463, $19.95. I’d like to mention a few of the tid bits of wonderful advice given throughout the book.

How to deal with change in your work place or your life. They talk about two mice, Sniff and Snuff and two very little complex people named Hem and Haw and the chief object in life is ‘cheese’. Having cheese makes you happy. The more important the cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it. If you don’t change you become extinct. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Smell (check) the cheese often to see when its getting old. Movement in another direction helps you find new cheese. When you move behind your fear you feel free. Imaging myself enjoying new cheese even before you let go of old cheese the sooner you find new cheese. It’s safer to search in a maze than to remain in a cheeseless situation. Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese. When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course. Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes to come. Hand writing on the wall: Change Happens (They keep changing the cheese); Anticipate change (Get ready for the cheese to move); Monitor Change (Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old); Change (Move with the cheese); Enjoy Change (Savor the adventure and enjoy the taste of new cheese) and Be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again (They keep moving the cheese).

A little play on words here but I think you get the picture and such a unique and cute manner to bring it to our attention.


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