Mid-May. A time for HUGE transitions ::: college students moving home, students graduating and moving into jobs, people getting married, couples buying their first homes together, the list goes on. Spring is quite simply the perfect time of year for change. In fact, it’s when nature itself is awakening and blooming; almost urging you along with every spring rain and budding flower.
And while change is inevitable and is always happening – moments like this can feel overwhelming, terrifying, and down right hard.
Hard because with a new situation comes new fears, new challenges, new expectations, hopes, plans and dreams. Hard because you’re familiar and comfortable with the old way, the old place, the old situation. Hard because change forces us to grow, to stretch ourselves a little farther, to think differently, to see things in a new light, sometimes it even requires a leap of faith with no net to catch you.
Growth comes with growing pains.
But during those moments of fear and struggle you have the chance, the ability, to surrender to change. To let go of the past, of expectations, of limiting beliefs. To open your heart, mind and body to this new adventure.To learn something new, to go somewhere different, to let your true self shine a bit brighter.
It’s in your power to embrace the process and the possibilities that come with change.
When you do open up to the transition – to embrace change – wondrous things can happen. Suddenly things can just fall into place. Opportunities can arise that you never expected. Connections can be made that lead to new and exciting relationships.
Embracing change requires an open heart to trust, an open mind to believe, an open soul to surrender.
Fighting change. Holding onto the old ways. Terrified of moving forward. All of this resistance eats up your energy and sends out a message to the world that you’re not willing to accept what it is offering you. Living stuck in place is like having your eyes closed, your hands in fists, and feet cemented into the ground – you’re inable to see clearly, to accept anything and you can’t move.
So what’s the first step to Embracing change?
Being honest about how you’re feeling, with yourself and others. Telling people that you’re scared/excited/nervous about this next step.
By admitting how you are truly feeling you can own and accept the situation, the transition, the change.
By sharing that experience with others you can find freedom from your restraints, clarity in your direction, and confidence in your actions.
Being honest takes a lot of courage and strength, but the more you open up the easier it becomes. It’s easy to feel like you have to fight the world alone but friends and family members are in your life to support and love you.
Faced with change? Be honest by opening up to yourself and others, and you may just find that everything will fall into place and you”ll be embracing change!
As a writer, life coach and Reiki Guide Erin is dedicated to supporting people in their journey to find clarity, direction and happiness. After moving past her own barriers to happiness she knew that she could help others though the same mindful yet bold approach she used to create a joyful, engaging life.
She believes in the importance of community, connection, compassion, and a good cup of coffee.