The New You

So when you met the new you
Were you scared?
Were you cold?
Were you kind?

Yeah when you met the new you
Did someone die inside? (OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out)

The New You

Today I went to Google in search of the new me. Happy news! A new new diet, new hairstyle, and a day at the spa and I’ll be on my way. ‘Turns out, my self-esteem just needs a little boost by way of a little positive thinkin’!

Maybe this version of The New You rings false? Hollow? Tiresomely trite in the face of your recent loss, loneliness, or overwhelm?

Lalah Delia says…


• Grapes must be
crushed to make wine

• Diamonds form
under pressure

• Olives are pressed to
release oil

• Seeds grow in

Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation/transmutation. ~Lalah Delia~

More than just a spa day

Is Lala on to something here? The “new you” may be less about polishing the surface and reworking the masks we hide behind. Could it be that transformation is a work of time, pressure, complexity, and healing?

And what if the “new” in this process is less about becoming something you are not, and more about returning to the Way of Being that you originally embodied? What if you are not flawed and in need of fixing? Could it be that the transformation we’re invited to participate in is a coming home to the one we were before life started telling us we needed a new personality, hairstyle, body…soul?

A day at the spa may be exactly what you need. Exactly. And there may be an awakening growing in you — a longing for a wholeness and restoration and rest that comes from deep within. Wholeness and restoration and rest that reach deep within.

Curious about the not-so-new new you? This may be a scary, cold, kind, and dying part of the journey. And you’re ready for it. If you’re here and noticing and wondering? You’re ready.