Embracing Change - The Big Unknown!
I know so many people that are in the process of a major change right now (including myself) whether it’s a relationship, career, or a location change it seems like a lot of people are making major decisions about the direction of their lives. It got me wondering, why do some people just flow naturally with the changes in their lives and others seem to struggle?
Culprit #1 The Ego
For some people, embracing change can be difficult because they are very identified with their ego (or human personality). You see, the ego is terrified of change because the ego identifies itself solely through what it does in the world. Mother, father, spouse, teacher, lawyer, sister, brother, Californian, New Yorker . . . (etc.) If through the process of change a label is no longer true then it is easy to feel lost and suffer a bit of an identity crisis. If I am not a lawyer then who am I? If I am not a New Yorker, then where do I belong? If I am not so and so’s wife/husband then who am I without that person in my life?
Reinventing Yourself Can Be Fun
On the flip side, change allows us to see that we continue to exist even after we change titles. That part of our ego or personality might die, but we continue to live on and reinventing ourselves is part of the fun.
Culprit #2 The Primal Brain
For some people, embracing change can be difficult because the change might be closely tied into their survival. Change can bring up our most primal fears about our ability to survive especially if we are moving to a new location or if we are losing a person we were dependent on. Will we have adequate shelter, water, food? Until these things are secured, it’s easy to feel uneasy.
Life is an Adventure
On the flip side, by facing these challenges we can find strength within us that we never knew we had before. We can be stimulated by the new challenges in front of us and see it as an adventure. Staying in one place for a long period of time can also put us in a spiritual rut, shaking things up can inspire creativity.
Culprit #3 Mind Does Not Compute Change
For some people, embracing change can be difficult because they strongly identify with their mind. From the mind’s point of view change is confusing because the mind cannot control what it doesn’t understand. The future is not real yet, it is just an infinite amount of different possibilities. The mind prefers to stay in the past where things made sense. The mind is good at analyzing data but how can it analyze data that it does not have yet?
Harness Your Mind
On the flip side, we can harness the power of the mind to focus on what we want to create in the future. By giving the mind a positive job, we can prevent it from becoming restless and obsessing on the unknown.
Faith is Key
We can choose to focus on what we are letting go of or we can choose to focus on what we are bringing in. We can either hold onto the past and be miserable in the future or we can bless and be grateful for our past and have our arms wide open to embrace the blessings of our future! This is where faith comes in. Faith connects us to our soul. When we connect to our soul we experience change in a whole different way.
Souls Love Change
From the soul’s point of view, change is always good because the soul came to this reality to experience and expand and nothing makes us grow, evolve, and expand more than change. No matter what we are going through, the soul is always grateful for the experience. The soul knows that it is constant and eternal and that everything shall eventually pass, including this lifetime and this personality. While our mind, body, and ego may not understand the change we are going through, it might just be exactly what our soul wants and needs to experience! While we are holding onto the roller coaster of change with white knuckles and clenched teeth, our soul has its arms way over its head yelling weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
So how do we have faith and connect to our soul in periods of immense change?
Try this affirmation/exercise:
Open your arms wide open and imagine your heart opening as you do this. Take a deep breath and say:
I embrace fully the many blessings of change!
Imagine yourself receiving more joy, more love, and more abundance than you ever thought possible.
Do this as many times as you need to throughout the day.
Also, know that every period of change has a transition period where we grieve the old and adjust to the new, and this is completely normal. Be easy and gentle with yourself during this time and know that there is a light at the end of tunnel and it might just be brighter than you imagined!
Also, make sure to join our Circle for Self Healing Facebook Page to have the option to be included in a weekly blessing every Friday and if you need extra support during a period of change in your life, I am available for one on one intuitive healing sessions over the phone.
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Cecilia is a gifted and compassionate intuitive healer and meditation teacher who is passionately dedicated to helping sensitive and intuitive people tap into their soul power to live strong, balanced, and purposeful lives. Learn more about Cecilia and schedule an intuitive healing session.