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The Elephant In Your Way: A Perspective On Dropping Your Old Ways

There comes a certain point(s) in your life when you get so damn fed up with the way you’ve been doing things, and you just can’t have it anymore. It’s really that simple. You hit a wall, then you pound your fists and head and arms and feet into it over and over and over again convinced this is the way, until it finally hits you that you’re literally killing yourself trying these same old ways. That’s when you put your fists down, take a look at the damage, accept there’s a wall there, and make the only choice you have left: change directions – change your ways.

Another way of looking at it is there’s a giant elephant in your path. There it is, just chillen out right there in what is meant to be your way, eating grass, and minding its own business. It’s fine just where it is. You’re pushing it trying to get it to move, and frankly, it can’t even be bothered with you. You feel incredibly determined to make this elephant move, but it is no use. All you have to do is walk around the elephant and continue on your way, and say goodbye to the elephant. On top of this harsh but simple reality, it’s hard to say goodbye to the elephant, even though you know its in your way. You’re used to leaning on it, even if that lean has become a disgruntled and unreciprocating push.
That’s what this is: It’s saying goodbye to something you’ve become attached to, that you’re used to, so you can carry onward with what it is you’re here to do and need to do. You can’t bring the elephant (your old ways) with you. You’ve got to leave it behind.
And frankly, it will be fine without you, and so will you without it.

About Lauren Rains

Life gets pretty f*cking nuts sometimes, doesn't it? Every day I wake up more to myself and more to this world. This website is an expression of that.

Space Travelers is multi-layered exploration of our existence here on this rock we call Earth. We're going to talk about the matrix, UFOs, and astral travel, and explore our awakening into the divine masculine and feminine. We'll discover our bodies both the physical and subtle body. We'll contemplate the sacredness of mother earth and the concept of who/what the hell made this place in the first place?

I also aim to keep this website rooted and grounded, referring to topics that are effecting us in the here and now, such as fighting against the oppression of women worldwide, pealing away layers of social conditioning greedy capitalists are using to turn us into consumers, and navigating this insane technological revolution before the AI take over. I can geek out on consciousness up in space all day, but life happens here on the ground and this is the time we were born into.

This website is about integrating into our full human experience, aligning with ourselves and with each other, shedding skins and transcending into the unfolding layers of ourselves.

My wish for you, and for myself, is to unfold and evolve into our highest selves. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We need not sell our souls to the status quo.

I'm on the journey too. I write this blog to speak to others who are waking up, or who desire to wake up. Because we can't do this alone.

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