Winds of Change


ma_blog 2“Things do not change; we change. “
– Henry David Thoreau

I knew enough to know that I needed to write it out, my heart is yearning to express, my thoughts swirling around waiting to land. As soon as I starting typing tears start rolling down my cheeks. So where do I start with all these feelings? Where do I begin with the last month? I think it’s even further back to the first of the year. Ch-Ch-Change!

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
– Viktor E. Frankl

I decided to take January as a “Me” month- one of inner reflection, meditation, prayer, visioning, and retreat. Before that, nothing seemed to be flowing and as I kept trying to make things happen it felt more off, so I took the entire month for me. In this time I opened to all possibilities. I felt my heart open, and I surrendered to what’s coming through. I prayed about being aligned and on purpose, visioning and meditation where about alignment as well. I felt my soul telling me to trust and know all was in divine order. I released what I thought things needed to look like. Take Me, Spirit was my theme and that brought me great peace.

“ If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
– Wayne Dyer

Well, things have happened fast, at the end of the month and the first of February, opportunities started showing up. I was different this time, I was open to looking at everything, and I knew my ministry was about how I showed up, not an in the box definition I was holding on to. I looked at one position that was business and ministry and I thought WOW, this could be it. The more I delved into it the more I felt less aligned with all I wanted to bring. I released this opportunity a few days ago.

“There is nothing permanent except change.”
– Heraclitus

Another wonderful opportunity that showed up during this time has taken shape. I am now immersed in work that is feeding my soul, work I have done for many years that I am very passionate about, work I thought that was more my history than my future. What I was focused on was bringing all my experience into my ministry, and now after opening to the all, to spirit, to my soul, I realized that I can take my ministry into the work that I have loved for so many years. I did need this past year and a half away to regroup, to feed my soul and now I feel ready. It’s all about how I show up, wrapping love around what I do every day.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. “
– Alan Watts

Thank God, my fiancé Eric opened too, and we are both walking with this new experience and possibly moving soon, as a team, with his family supporting us and mine as well. What a wild ride this life is, what a blessing and challenge, with light and dark and all shades in between- full of surprises. I am learning to love it all. As I am delving into CEO work again it’s a priority to stay centered and balanced with my heart open. Remembering every day it’s about the mission: Lead with the mission, and that is what fills my heart up. The power to create safe places for kids, provide them a sense of belonging, and empower them to be their amazing selves, is the Best!

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
– Margaret Mead

I am in the midst of the winds of change. I am allowing the breeze to lift me, to love each step of the way, allowing myself to feel it all, and I know when it feels stormy, the gentle breeze is always around the corner. I do love change and when I’m in the middle of it, it can feel a bit overwhelming. What I’m learning is to embrace all the feelings. Winds change and so do feelings.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
– Jimmy Dean

Living Fierce Compassion is a passion of Michelle Arellano’s. One that she has to share. After spending years in training through Ministerial school, one on one coaching, counseling, and “digging deeper”, Michelle has emerged as an inspirational force in many circles. She now serves others through Shadow Work, Life Coaching, Spiritual Counseling, teaching classes and workshops, and professional Training and Development. Take a look through her services here and feel free to contact her with any questions you may have!


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