Dealing with Change

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Change can be upsetting at times, and at other times exhilarating.  However, no matter what the form, the purpose of change is to wake us up to our authenticity and to help us live our lives in a way that is more in line with what we truly need to grow and discover ourselves at a deeper level.

Right now, the big question to ask yourself is, “Are you living by yesterday’s decision and rules, even though they may no longer be right for you now?”  In other words, are you creating more tomorrows that look like yesterday? If so, when the time is right, you will feel the need to make a change, or change will “happen” to get you out of being “stuck” and jump start you into creating new possibilities.

Real Genuine Change

Most of us say that we “like change” – however, the reality is that we like just enough change to keep things interesting.  Most of us resist real change because there is a part of us that likes for things to be predictable.  If it’s time for change in your life, you may be feeling the necessity both “positively” and “negatively” in the following three ways.

1. SUDDEN CHANGE IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE

“Positively“: You have had unexpected opportunities come into your life and things that you have wanted to change for a long time are changing.  Although a lot is happening and life is “crazy” you welcome these shifts.

“Negatively”: The change you have been experiencing is upsetting.  You have lost your job, a source of income, a beloved pet, friend or family member suddenly or you are constantly on the edge of worry and have feelings of stress.  You feel there is too much happening, and you are feeling anxious and it hard to find a sense of peace.

ADVICE:  Constantly search for a new perspective on what is happening and have the intent to be more willing than ever to see things differently.  Slow down, and know that in time things will sort out – and you will come out on top.

2. YOU WANT CHANGE…YET NOTHING IS HAPPENING! ARRGH!!!…

“Positively“:  See it as a good sign that at least you are thinking about it and knowing that you want change.  It has to start somewhere and will manifest externally when the time is right.  Keep trusting that it will and be ready to take the initiative when the opportunity is there.

“Negatively”:  You are going crazy and are uber-frustrated that nothing is happening. You want freedom from current limiting circumstances and because you can’t figure out how to make it happen soon you are short-tempered and irritable.

ADVICE:  Consciously change what you can.  Change your routine, your daily route, your habits and your patterns in order to experience your day differently.  Order tea instead of coffee,  wake up early instead of late, walk stairs instead of taking the elevator, stretch instead of jog, sleep early instead of late…in other words, consciously break-up routines and form new patterns.  This will help you to create a new portals of possibilities for change to manifest.

3. WHAT’S CHANGED IS NOT TANGIBLE – IT’S HOW YOU FEEL

 “Positively“: You feel “awake” – you have a lot of ideas about how you want to change your life, and you get flashes of insight, experience synchronicities like never before.  You have unexpected idea breakthroughs to old problems. You feel more intuitive than ever and your inspiration is on the rise.

“Negatively”: You feel worried, overwhelmed, and your thoughts and life feel scattered.  You feel like you have to rush around but you don’t really know why.  You have trouble sleeping and you don’t focus well.  In one word, you feel “ungrounded.”

ADVICE: Consciously find things to do that will slow you down and ground you such as walking, yoga, stretching, meditation, or gardening.  Avoid electronic stimulation especially in the evenings.  Schedule “down time” on your calendar.  If you don’t schedule it you won’t do it, so schedule time for yourself where you focus only on one thing at a time. Avoid multi-tasking.

Everything is happening in perfect timing

No matter what is going on in your life, whether you feel you are stuck and desire change, are experiencing undesirable change or want to make uncomfortable changes, know that everything is happening exactly as it should.  Just stay present in each moment and know that you will make it through in once piece and be better for it!

 

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