If you've followed any of my blog posts, you know that I admire all thing vintage, antique and historic. After living in Germany, I discovered a deeper appreciation for preservation. And since we live in the "IKEA culture," I feel our attitudes and lives resemble around this cheap, disposable culture.
Saying 2018 has been a difficult year is an understatement. It is possible the most difficult year I've endured. So many ups and downs, highs and lows, it takes a lot of guts to share these real, and raw versions and emotional expressions of our inner world. Many parts of my life have been ripped away, shredded from my existence, only to be flushed down the drain quicker than a bottle of Drain-O.
I need a break. I need some form of transformation. I need to get back to my roots.
In the spring, I frolicked around some estate sales and closings of various antique shops around town. I found this beautiful vintage hand-made doily and butterfly nature book. Spring is the season of rebirth and I think these were clues and hints to my future in 2018.
Butterflies in many cultures are a symbol for change and transformation. As a totem animal, butterflies are for those in tune with the ancient wisdom of their ancestors. I used to think all this vintage stuff was junk, but near the end of my experience in Hannover, I realized how precious antiques are. They are creations of one's hardwork, made by hand and loved by our ancestors. In spirituality, we do say our inner world is a reflection of our outer world.
The old pieces of me are falling apart and the new pieces are falling together like a jigsaw puzzle. Where is this taking me?
I have zero idea, but all I know is that this form of transformation has been happening for a while. Change takes time, and for the past two years I've seen myself evolve spiritually, but life is pushing me to focus more on the human mind and spirit aspect of health and wellbeing. And part of this involves nutritional healing.
So from me to you, here is something sweet for you this late summer.
"Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com