Does anybody really like change? Even when it’s good change?
I don’t know about you but I have a tendency to become quite complacent in my everyday life so that when something comes along and upsets the ‘apple cart’, so to speak, I tend to balk. And sometimes I have even been known to pout! ☻
Change means giving up some form of comfort that I have experienced for a certain period of time. It means having to adapt to a ‘new’ way.
A new way can cause upheaval in not just one area of my life, but numerous areas! Leaving me feeling vulnerable and out of control.
So how can I handle change?
For me, with the recent changes that are about to transpire within our family I’m stepping out into ‘unchartered territory’….Well that is, it’s a relatively new concept and way of living for me.
And while it is true that I have taken this concept ‘for a spin’ on some previous changes and events in my life… it’s pretty safe to say that I have just ‘nicked the tip of the iceberg’ of what I call my life.
What is this ‘new’ way of living I’m speaking of?
That’s right. Trusting and having faith that all changes that show up are in some way, some how, in my families and my highest and best interest.
Wow! That is so huge for me.
Especially when I stop and think about the ripple effect of just one change. Maybe I’ll have to put on some blinders for a while so I don’t get too freaked out over it all…☻ And so that I can keep my focus where it really needs to be and that is on trusting Source. And reminding myself that all is indeed well.
So what’s the big deal?
If I stop the whirlwinds of my mind and allow myself to feel the energy of the changes, I can sense their gentleness. The energy of change, in and of it’s self is neutral. And along with the gentleness of the change I can sense the calming support of Spirit surrounding my family and me.
I can sense that all will be well.
But then, my mind kicks in and says ‘Hey, what the heck are you doing? Do you know how serious all these changes are? Have you really contemplated every single little detail of these changes? Have you thought about all the other changes that will come about because of the initial changes? Have you? Have you?....’ My mind is relentless in it endeavourers to devour my serenity.
So how do I control my thoughts?
Well, that’s a toughie.
Yes it is true that as we are consciously thinking about something we can make a choice regarding what we wish to think. But when we slip into ‘cruise control’, which by the way we do over 90 percent of the time, our subconscious mind automatically takes over. And while this is really awesome in almost every way, it can really stink as well.
Because it can undermine every thing we worked so hard to consciously ‘control’. Especially if buried within your subconscious mind is a belief that differs from the one you are consciously trying to activate.
With this in mind I realize my efforts, to relax and stay focused on trusting Spirit, are limited to my conscious thinking and that I have place my faith wholly in Source. Trusting them to handle every single detail.
And then I have to move forward. Not looking back at what used to be, but focusing on the beauty of what could be. Allowing the change to lift me to new and greater heights. Taking me on a journey beyond my wildest dreams.
How can I do that?
♥ Practice. Practice. Practice.
♥ Taking it one day at a time.
♥ Moment by moment.
♥ Being gentle with myself as I move forward through the changes.
♥ Forgiving myself when I have a lapse in faith and start to freak out.
What will this do for me?
♥ Here I allow myself to be in the flow of what could be an incredible dream come true.
♥ This is where I’ll be empowered to move through the changes with ease.
♥ Here is where I am given the opportunity to surrender my ‘control’ to Spirit. Trusting them to work it all out.
♥ I can relax knowing it is all-well.
♥ Here is where I can find harmony.
Much Love to you, my dear friends, as you move forward through your winds of change.