Endings into Beginnings 
A Powerful Key to the Natural Flow of Life     

To everything there is a season, a beginning and an ending.  Life is an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of experiences, choices, successes and celebrations, as well as defeats and disappointments, with little permanency.

Sometimes we move into endings kicking and screaming and other times we sprint towards the finish line, aching to be complete with our toiling. 

Endings are incredibly powerful times of life, potentially symbolic if we choose to notice.  As with anything, we can breeze through an ending without a second thought, or we can mindfully experience it.

When the Ending seems to come too soon...
Sometimes you are faced with an unexpected or unwanted ending.  You experience the loss of a relationship, a loved one or pet, or a job you were counting on.  You weren't ready!  However, it is imperative you allow yourself to feel those losses

Let yourself be messy.  Tell people you're going through something and ask for some support and leeway.  Feel your loss completely.  Eventually if you allow yourself to fully feel the ending(s), your intense emotions will begin to soften. 

With the softening comes the foundation for new life.  Just as a Phoenix rises from the ashes, so too do we rise out of loss into new beginnings.

During the past few years I've experienced numerous endings and losses-the ending of many dreams, and the likely permanent loss of many foods that I love.  It was difficult and I had a slew of emotions that were often overwhelming.

Allowing was the key.  I had to allow myself feel everything over many months -all the emotions.  I had to allow in the truth and to get complete with each experience before moving forward.  Only then could I see the ending naturally folding into a new beginning.  Only then could I feel the natural hope and excitement arise for the new possibilities of a bright future.

So if ever you're unsure what to do...simply allow.

Annual Endings
2011 is ending.  With it comes a choice of what you want to do with it.  You can let it pass unnoticed or you can make it a meaningful transition.

Being mindful of endings is an incredible way to experience freedom.  It helps us to leave the past in the past, be deeply present in the now, and look forward to the future with hope and possibility.

Here are a few questions to help you explore your 2011 Endings:
• What are you most looking forward to leaving behind from 2011 and why?
• What burden can you relinquish to 2011 (and choose to leave it there for good?!)
• What part(s) of this year's Past can you release so you can be free and Present? 
• What anger and resentments are you willing to leave behind so you can know peace?
• What belief do you wish surrender that holds you back, causes you or others pain /challenge?

It's easy to get caught up in all that you wish to move towards-all the shiny, sparkly goals and resolutions.   Whether you are experiencing an unexpected or an intentional ending, be sure to be honor your endings.

**Often we must complete our endings before we can move toward new beginnings.

To everything there is a season, a beginning and an ending. 

Here's to embracing our endings for brilliant new beginnings!

Much Joy and freedom,

About Robin:
Robin Peglow Berg of http://www.soulmoxie.net/ is a Success and Fulfillment Coach--a consultant, coach and speaker devoted to guiding others to have the courage to live a fulfilling life with soul. 

She shows highly driven, successful women entrepreneurs and biz leaders how to create a new model for success that is energizing, deeply meaningful and helps them to thrive no matter what.  She applies 10 years of coaching, consulting and speaking to craft strategic programs for long term success.

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