It has been a while since I last wrote a blog post. Since the last blog post so much has changed in my life - all for the better. We decided to move to Scotland, what a great decision it was. I had forgotten just how beautiful Scotland is. We have settled in well, although I must say I had underestimated just how demanding moves of this nature can be - perhaps that's an age thing! The move got me thinking about how to work with change.
Since arriving in Scotland, we decided to review life goals, what is essential in life and what is not. It has been a great exercise as things tend to change over time. It is vital to reassess all aspects of your life to make sure you are in alignment with what you want to get out of life. So additional changes have been made including planning our wedding and working towards goals that had been put aside.
I know this blog post may sound all upbeat, however when faced with change, no matter if you instigate it or it is thrust upon you, you are challenged - often profoundly. Change can be extremely uncomfortable and can bring up repressed emotions and trigger subconscious programs. To say change is easy, would not be true. However, it does not have to be avoided or feared (Do you really want to change?). I know this as some of the challenges we have faced, both politically and personally, are intense. It has taken a while to work through the emotions and thoughts that have come up, but we are now at a stage where we have strengthened our position and are in a far better place. The spiritual and personal learnings have been incredible. I am truly grateful for these challenges.
Change can provide some of the most profound spiritual learnings in life. Without change you are not challenged, you do not grow and are not able to attain the life you really want to live. This is called spiritual stagnation. So when faced with change, know that you will get through it - everything comes to pass. Inspect every emotion and thought. Look for patterns in your actions, reactions etc. If patterns emerge that are not positive, then pay close attention. Don't look at the obvious, as these patterns rarely are. Look deeper and avoid labelling situations by the outcome, but instead look for the cause.
As an example, if you are feeling low because you hate your job, don’t look at the obvious and say the job is the problem. Yes, the job almost certainly would need to change to bring fulfilment, but look at why you are in the job in the first place. This is key, as the answers to this could identify subconscious programs that may have lead you to take the job in the first place. If you took the job because you thought you could not do better could indicate that your self-worth or personal power is low. This is what requires your attention to bring about changes in your life that are empowering and not just saying the job sucks! By working to strengthen your personal power and increase your sense of self-worth will allow you to get a better job and not replicate this pattern again. Always look more in-depth than the obvious by observing your emotions, thoughts, actions and reactions.
Change should be your spiritual friend. As without it, you won’t grow or gain spiritual knowledge and understandings that genuinely resonate with you (your truth). When working with change try and ensure your vitality is as high as possible as change can be draining. Try and get as much sleep as possible, eat well and avoid activities that do not build you up.