thoughts inspired by Noah – Biblical and the modern movie version

read it slowly – then read it again.

in reference to the destruction of the world by water…
what will it look like? it feels like the end of everything. no.  its the beginning of everything!

all beginnings come after something has finished. an ending. this ending feels scary. it is scary. the unknown. but faith can be found. after night comes day. after darkness comes light. the night is darkest, just before the light. after bitterness comes sweetness.

just like the pain of childbirth, definitely also a struggle for the fetus. the pressure of labor must feel like the beginning of the end, but it turns out to be the beginning of the beginning. the end of something becomes the beginning of something better. something sweeter.  this pressure, this pain must be part of transition. growth. as a lobster grows it must shed it outer shell, scary without protection, vunerable, but then it grows another shell, but larger, stronger, with greater  potential and greater abilities to perform its function in this world.

this is you. this is us. this is the purpose. this is the path. during this transition crisis, you might feel like a burden, like a failure, but no. you are a precious, precious gift. G-d’s greatest gift to me. to our kids. you must always remember that. you are precious. the most precious thing in my life. you are my soulmate. you inspire me to be better. change is not easy, but its necessary. you hold an intense divine light within you. i see it. i feel it. it guides me to a higher place. right now its hidden to you, but its there. its protection has been shed to allow for bigger, stronger. greater. we need to rebuild the vessel for the light to fill and shine again. brighter. clearer. help me rebuild the vessel, without it, the light will wither and fade.

i can’t do this without you. i need you. join me. one brick. one step. one breath and then another. begin with me. take my hand. hold on tight. because this is THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING.

[say 10 times]
Master of the Universe. Make sweetness from the bitterness.