My husband and I have been having a lot of discussions about the next phase of our Center for Spiritual Living Kaua’i. We are here in ministry for 10 years and we are making big changes this year. There are many things to consider in any time of change and one of the biggest questions is “Why?”
This morning as we discussed this, we realized the why was “Beyond the Building,” and that was what we needed to question. What is it beyond the building that makes this change so important? I share this with you because you might be considering a change right now. Maybe it is a divorce or a marriage or a move to a new part of the world. What is beyond the actual movement? What is the real core of the need for the change. I believe in this answer, we will find our deeper purpose and get in touch with our deeper need for expression.
Most of us are familiar with the phrase “Wherever you go, there you are.” There is no truer statement than this. Before considering any change, it is important to make sure you are not taking you forward in hopes of creating a better you. The better you must come first. Otherwise, you will find all the same issues show up wherever you go. I know this is true, as throughout my life I have done just that.
I once new a person who thought if she would get pregnant, she’d save her marriage. It didn’t work. Change takes place within the person before anything moves on the outside. Beyond this building that we are considering moving to, there is a bigger change taking place in consciousness. This is the change that will make all things possible.
I invite us all to truly examine our needs for fulfillment in the moment, and then to make sure they are fulfilled from within. When we do that, change comes easily, effectively and right on time. The person we bring to the change is ready for what that changes brings with it.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Founding Director CSL Kaua`i and the Institute of Magnificence and Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment,” both available on Amazon.