Choosing to Change

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Healthy Living | 0 comments


“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”

– William James

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Have you ever felt stuck, caged, trapped, or lost in life? Everyone has encountered this sensation at some period. What stands in the way of change?

Most of us are afraid of change because no matter how bad our life is, it is familiar. We know and understand our role, our identity, the expectations, and what we can expect of others, even if we don’t like it. Change is scary. After all, things could get worse. The caterpillar is afraid of transformation because its life dissolves before it emerges as the butterfly. It doesn’t know the outcome when it enters the cocoon.

Fear is the primary emotion that holds us back from choosing the new path that fulfills our potential. Change is inevitable—whether for the good or not. Without change, stagnation, decay, and inertia take over. We can choose how and when to enter the storm of the unknown.

We can achieve happiness by finding our potential for fulfillment in our life by exploring our talents, skills, inclinations and dreams. We cannot do this if we live in the pain of the past.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

– Maya Angelou.

When we welcome change, there is always a period of chaos when our routine is disrupted. Our creativity emerges as we choose a life filled with beauty and love that truly satisfies our soul’s longing. As our soul reaches our butterfly stage, it lets out our wings and shows our colors to the world.

Tap into your creativity in the following ways:

  1. Follow the guidance in your dreams—remember and write down the happy dreams and your actions. Are you swimming in the water, gardening, playing with children, helping others? Find something comparable in the real world that satisfies that dream.
  2. Meditate and ask your guides, Guardian Angels, and the Divine, to direct you to your path, happiness, life goals or next step. Do this daily and write down the messages until you get clarity on your direction.
  3. Follow your creative gifts to satisfy your soul’s need to express. Write, paint, sing, draw, sew, garden, walk in nature, be with your family, or whatever makes you happy. This doesn’t need to take a lot of time or money, but set aside some time every week to do something to express yourself and your spirit. Creativity sets your soul free.
  4. Appreciate the beauty, happiness, goodness, and gifts around you. Focus on the positive. Change your attitude. Choose to affirm life, health, joy, and love. Life may be better than you think.

The molecules in our bodies change daily. Our thoughts change by the second or even microsecond. Choose to focus on the positive. We can choose to change our life every moment. Each small change adds up to the larger change that makes your life into the perfection you desire.






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