Now that the hustle and bustle of the eclipse has passed are you left feeling the wave of energy in its wake? Do you feel like something needs to change but you can’t put your finger on it? Or you know exactly what needs to change but don’t know how to go about it or it seems impossible to let go?
If this is you, you’re not alone. The clients I’ve been working with lately have the same problem. Change isn’t easy, especially when our old thoughts and beliefs are telling us to hold on tighter, try harder.
But change is really a part of everyday life, unlike what many of us have been taught. In fact, I always thought that if I could keep everything as it’s always been, then I was doing good! That’s probably the biggest lie/illusion that I believed way into my adult life.
Everything changes. In fact, the only thing that one can truly be sure of in life is that… everything changes.
Our skin cells completely renew themselves approximately every month. During the summer you can literally see the plants changing each day. And the moon goes through its own cycles each month as well. What more proof do we need that nothing stays the same? Why would we as human beings be any different? We’re either changing or we’re dying. It’s that simple.
But knowing about change and changing are completely different things. Learning to let go is probably the most difficult thing we get an opportunity to practice in our lives. It’s not just letting go of our stuff, its letting go of our old beliefs, ideas that no longer serve us, and our perspectives as well.
One of the things that makes letting go so difficult is that we can feel like we’re abandoning the clan, our family and friends. How can we believe differently, change our lives and leave the others behind?
The Invitation to Change
When we’ve had a health scare, or unhappiness sets in from a job or relationship. When we’re depressed or feel angry all the time, well basically, if we’re not living life with passion and joy, the opportunity is to change something. Seems pretty simple right?
But without someone to guide you through change, it’s very easy to run back to the familiar and try to talk ourselves into keeping things the way they are. After all, we know what we’re dealing with and can it really be that bad?
Or, perhaps change has happened to you! You lost a job, a relationship ended that wasn’t your idea, or your finances went south.
Not to fret! These invitations to change do not mean that we’ve done something wrong! They’re simply an opportunity for us to see what we’re made of. No one in life escapes these hiccups.
When I was younger, I used to think, “Oh that poor schmuck, they didn’t do it right,” when something happened to another. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen that it is a part of everyone’s life’s journey. Everyone picks themselves up from adversity, it’s how we build character, it’s how we grow, it’s how we evolve.
In the book, Who Moved My Cheese, tells of two mice in a maze, Sniff and Scurry and two little people, Hem and Haw. The mice knew instinctively when the cheese (cheese being a metaphor for what’s important in your life) moved they had to move as well in order to survive. However Hem and Haw, felt entitled and when their cheese moved, they had a panty twist. They whined and complained and demanded the cheese to return. Well of course it didn’t. Finally Haw, realized that if they were going to survive, he had to go looking for the cheese. Hem still refused. As Haw ventured out, he left little “handwritings on the wall,” in case Hem decided to follow, explaining that searching for new cheese was a good thing.
How about for you? What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Go ahead, dream big! What would you do if you were the only one to consider? Would you have regrets later if you didn’t do it?
Changing is not easy but it’s the only way to true happiness. Yes it’s scary, but not as scary as you have made it out in your head or other’s have led you to believe.
Simply set an intention. You don’t even have to do anything besides that right now. Once you consciously choose how you want to live, the universe will rise up and support you, guaranteed. Don’t throw up energetic blockages, like “That can’t happen, or I don’t have the money to make that work.” Set the intention and then sit back and say YES to the doors that open.
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About the author:
Pati Hope – Author, Founder & Executive Director of Evolve to Live
As the founder of Evolve to Live, a Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Educational Outreach organization, Pati is fulfilling a long time dream. By creating this organization, she is bringing her extensive life experiences, skills as an author (three books and counting), inspirational speaker, transitional coach, energy healer and adventurer under one roof to benefit her clients and community. She is passionate about providing workshops, educational outreach, sessions and speaking to groups both large and small to share her insights and experiences. Pati embodies the mission of Evolve to Live, which is to “Embrace Change and to live life with renewed passion and joy!”