After all, we are creatures of habit, and we like things to be consistent, steady and predictable, don’t we?
But change needn’t be avoided—it’s part of the creative process-- and as creative beings we must initiate and accept change if we are to grow, right?
Think about it: you wouldn’t want to remain an infant your entire life, would you? You’d live in a constant state of dependency. You’d never be able to find out what you’re capable of or express your fullest potential. You’d have others making decisions for you, thinking for you, speaking for you, feeding you and carrying you around.
Doesn’t sound like full life to me, and I’m sure it doesn’t to you either.
So, the point is that even though we often dread change, it is a beautiful blessing: It gives birth to something transformative in our lives and the way we live them.
Change is transformative, yes.
It transforms us from dependence to independence physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. With each stage of life, change moves us along on a journey that drives us to become what we came here to become. Change is part of the soul’s mission here on earth.
That’s right: we came here with a purpose and the inborn soulful desire to fulfill it.
Now, if you’re at a crossroad in life, and are facing change either as a choice or a consequence, or have recently experienced a change you did not necessarily want, view it as a beautiful blessing: It came or its pending presence is in your life so that you will grow, transform, and create something new that matches who you need to become and the purpose you came here to fulfill.
If you recently had a change in relationship status, embrace the change. It means that the relationship has served its purpose in your life and you are being gifted with the opportunity to receive something more aligned with who you are and what you need to become, which is your soul contract.
This is 2017, which in numerology equals number 10; two plus one, plus seven is 10 and 10 is the number of completion. So, this is the year for moving on and accepting new beginnings in life.
The following are tips for accepting change and moving forward this year:
- Take inventory of your relationships! This includes the relationship you have with yourself. Write down what you see, hear and sense. This is an exercise in listening to your inner voice – the voice that anchors your mind in the intelligence of your heart! This is an exercise in personal transparency, and so no need to censor yourself, as you are talking only with yourself!
- Allow yourself to envision a new reality! If you’ve been in a relationship or a mental space of being “stuck” then imagine what it would be like to be free to experience joy! Identify the emotions and thoughts that keep you from experiencing joy and create a plan to replace them with more positive ones! This exercise is about giving you full permission to embrace the process of personal transformation and reinvention! Take it!
- Write letters to those that have hurt you, maybe even a letter to life itself! Again, here you get to be totally transparent and free to express your emotions. Take the opportunity to unpack your burdens! Don’t be a bag lady or bag man!
- Take your emotional debris to some water! Bathe, swim, shower, whatever! Be sure to cleanse away the debris and not take it to bed with you!
- Think of life as a canvas and yourself as an artist! Learn to identify all of the colors that you have in your repertoire! Pull out those magentas, and deep purples, royal blues, and golden tones! You are the artist of your own life!
Now invest in yourself and accept change as a beautiful gift of Life! No more fear or dread, OK?
Your sister in Spirit,