Farewell and Goodbye Emails
I have been debating on what to write in this next blog because so much is happening. We all know when you hear the words change; transformation or restructuring it can mean many things to different people no matter if this is an internal or external process. Oftentimes internal and external transformation happens hand in hand. At GSK there is much of this occurring at different levels within the organization. Since I have been back from Kenya the process has methodically rolled out and within this wake what has come across my email inbox are the daily farewell and goodbyes from those who are separating from the organization.
On one hand there is sadness and on the other hand there is joy in the memories with each email because you are reading your history with the people who have played a part in shaping you over the past 13 years. What might come as a shock is the amount of inspiration that sits within the words of those leaving. I sometimes reread many of the emails because it helps me realize how blessed I am to have such wonderful people in my life. Often times some of these people I haven’t spoken to in 7 years but like many of you…..they could call me up and we would pick up right where we left off. This is one of the powers of relationships. Life is truly about all of our relationships… they shape, support and guide our existence.
Lately, in my grounding rituals I have pulled the relationship card in my soul journey cards (by James Van Praagh) which you see as the feature image. It reads:
I am attracted to those people who serve my higher good
“In this three-dimensional world in which we live, there is a sense that we are separate from one another and also that we meet by chance. This is an illusion. The people in our lives are drawn to us and are here for a reason. It is through sharing experiences and having relationships with others that we begin to understand ourselves. When someone appears in your life, you must see what is not resolved or whole in the person and understand the lessons he or she brings home to you. You draw others to you like magnets, in order to learn various aspects of yourself. The people you have close relationships with on Earth are usually members of your soul family. You have chosen to incarnate together to help each other learn lessons- even though it may not seem that way to you now. Once a lesson is learned, don’t be surprised if that person fades away. People are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.”
I would like to thank all of you who are reading this for being a part of my life. The people I met in Kenya have expanded my life in countless ways. In fact my friend Habiba had a posting on her timeline that read: “Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.”
This is how I continue to grow…may you read this blog and think about your own relationships. Enjoy the journey!