Let’s Make Those Changes!
In the past six months I’ve made some changes in my life and I hope that you, too, have been willing to adjust to new energies beaming onto our planet. Many of us feel a push from within to make new choices, and it sure can challenge our comfort zone! My changes include setting aside my regular monthly events to focus on writing four amazing books that were downloaded to me. The first book of this spiritual-fantasy series is completed and will be available on Amazon soon, so I have a little more breathing room for a few weeks.
We all know that improvement doesn’t come by continuing to repeat what we have done in the past. Improvement comes from stretching ourselves beyond our current comfort zone. Act from who you want to be, not from who you are now. The minute you do so, you ARE who you want to be.
Am I saying this because I’ve won this battle? No way! I’m saying this because I, too, face daily choices that stretch my comfort zone. Yet I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t stretched, pushed, pulled, bounced, rebounded, expanded, and ended up in new territory. Every time I have done so, I’ve been delighted with where I land. Every time I have hesitated and remained stuck, I’ve regretted it – and sooner or later my life pulled me forward whether I wanted it to or not!
Here are a few guidelines to make that shift:
- Do something different today than you usually do.
If you usually shop at Kroger’s – shop at Albertson’s. If you usually spend two hours on Facebook – spend two hours on SpiritLibrary.com or a similar website to read or listen to spiritual support that resonates with you. If you habitually look for what other people do wrong, such as stupid driving, stupid politics, stupid governance, stupid hair styles ;-), stupid behavior at work – look instead for what people do well, such as drivers using their turn signals, politicians who refrain from insulting other politicians, sign a petition to address poor governance, allow someone to have a goofy hair day, and realize that everyone you work with is acting from their own stressed, problem-saturated paradigm.
- Make a radical ninety-degree turn in your life.
I didn’t think up this one, but I love it. It’s showing up in many current spiritual support articles. Instead of remaining on your current course, turn to your right, or left, and head in a new direction. Look at your closet; if most of your clothes are shades of brown and green – start to wear more red or blue. Trade your button down collars – for a fun t-shirt. If you always drink red wine – start sampling white varieties. If you always wear sneakers – get a pair of sandals. If you always read fiction – read a biography of someone you admire. If you don’t like your career – look for a totally different one. Here are only a few people I know who braved this change: A computer whiz became a yoga instructor. An attorney became an herbalist. A woman who lived in east coast cities all her life moved to a small New Mexico town to run a local theater troupe. A veterinarian became a disk jockey at a popular metropolitan radio station. A race car mechanic now runs a marijuana farm. A forty-three year old insurance salesman became a doctor. Every one of them let go of where they were in order to expand into something greater – for them. If you’ve always wanted to live in the wilderness of Idaho, what are you still doing in Wichita?
- Make new social contacts.
This suggestion is coming through loud and strong. Maybe those you’ve been hanging out with for the past six years aren’t the right fit anymore – look for others who share your current interests. Meetup.com is good for this. Consider spending less time meeting uncomfortable obligations with your birth family – free yourself up to connect with your own soul family. This year invite friends over for the holidays instead of going home to endure a dysfunctional family gathering. Or alternatively, if you’ve not connected with family because of past hurts, consider releasing the victim mindset, muse over whether you’ve been part of the dysfunction – then re-contact them to resolve unfinished business and do so with compassion and maturity.
You’ve heard the adages:
If life shoves you to the edge of the cliff – leap! You will find you can fly. If you don’t, life will push you off anyway so you may as well do it and take the credit. (Life Note: This is true – you created the situation for yourself because your higher self knows you remain stuck when you need to leap. Trust!)
Insanity is acting as you always have, and expecting a different outcome. (Life Note: Quit acting insane; take charge of your life.)
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. (Life Note: Fools sit around fearing to tread, while angels launch off to new horizons.)
Protect yourself at all costs. You’ve only got one life, so live it right. (Life Note: Love yourself at all costs. You’ve got lots of lives, so try things out and gain wisdom.)
I’d love to hear from you to learn what you are doing to make positive changes in your own life! Join me! If we all do this together, we win the game of life!