Article by Conscious Life News
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “the only constant is change”. But if not, it would serve us all well to take a moment to grasp the truth of this simple, yet powerful statement. Change really IS the only thing we can count on time after time, as nothing is permanent but the flux and flow of energy; conscious and unconscious.
Sometimes when unexpected change comes up in our lives, it can feel like the rug was pulled out from under us because let’s face it; we all get comfortable in our daily routines. If we go into work one day to be told that our hours have been cut or on the flip-side that we must work long overtime hours, this unexpected change may cause us stress or anxiety.
But the worst thing we can do to ourselves is to worry. To worry about the situation is to literally create stories in your mind of the worst possible outcomes and to put all of your focus on THAT! Most of us know by now that everything is energy, right? Well, how do you think the energy is leaning when we worry about the unexpected things that happen to us in our lives? I’d have to say slightly more to the negative side and I’d think most of you would agree.
When creating the lives we want for ourselves, we need to keep envisioning in our hearts and our minds what we DO want, not putting the focus on that which we do NOT want. Again, it’s all about energy and where our attention goes is where things will grow in our lives. Where we put the most attention is where we will see our manifestations literally come to life! This is an obsessive, controlling focus, but rather a personal choice of where to put your attention. Perhaps shifting our attention, in this case, is rather difficult because we’ve been taught that our feelings are not necessarily as important as circumstance and that we have no control over circumstances (even though our FEELINGS, and knowing how to navigate them, are the keys to manifesting what you want).
There are of course different types of change; that which we can control and that which we cannot. Now, the “no worrying!” suggestion still applies here, but for that which we CAN control in our lives, it helps if we learn how to best manage if not even invoke change in our own lives. This is to say we hold the reigns and direct the way our lives go, and we are okay with taking responsibility when things within our control go “wrong”.
This is how we learn and grow and is part of the process we call “life”. If we don’t make mistakes, we are not living our lives fully enough! We will literally begin to “see” things coming because we have previously set the conscious intention to bring it forth. Now, if that’s not empowering I don’t know what is!
“If We Don’t Change, We Don’t Grow.
If We Don’t Grow, We Aren’t Really Living.” – Gail Sheely
For that which we cannot change, it is best to surrender and to trust. To quote the amazing Bruce Lee, “Be water, my friend”. When things outside of our control happen, and we trust that there is more to it, we will gifted with the knowing that it is for our greatest good and that we will come out of it stronger, wiser and with a better vision of where your life is headed and why this particular change happened in the first place.
And this is how we begin to embrace all change in our lives; both that which we do have control over and that which we do not. Both have their lessons and their opportunities for growth and life experience in their own unique ways.
When we can always keep the bigger picture in mind, that this is all for the expansion of our consciousness; for our soul’s growth, it allows us to keep a lighter attitude about life in general and we don’t tend to view the world from a place of fear as often. Because we are coming from a place of trust, we can resonate with love and feel confident in the choices we are able to make and feel confident in trusting that all will work itself out as it should for that which we cannot control. And this breeds respect. Not only self-respect but also respect for change itself.
And when we begin to see how we really are creating our own lives, we become even more cosmically intertwined with the creative process of the divine Universe. As we act as co-creators, we literally leave our marks on the fabric of space-time!
I cannot think of anything more freeing and more empowering at the same time. This alone will act to open your heart and when your self-confidence begins to grow and you begin to see what magic you are capable of, there’s no telling what you can do! For me personally, I’ve grown to understand that the “bad” stuff in life is often the heaviest and thus makes for the best materials to build a foundation you can build upon.
If we curse the stairway for not reaching Heaven, then it’s up to us to “step it up” and keep building. One person’s version of the perfect life is another’s boredom so it’s up to design our life rather than have others do it for us. Heaven is here, on Earth and the stance you take on how to view your place in it will ultimately determine how high your stairway reaches. Never stop, my friends. Keep constant in your changing, in your growth and in return your growth will change you forever. 🙂
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.
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