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Sometimes we Do Not want things to Change. Yet, there they are. Yes, we know there’s a standard negative reaction to unwelcome events (say, a tsunami, a death, a relationship breakup, or losing your job). But some can also have a hard time with positive news, too – any change can feel threatening. Either way, try this:

  1. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths.
  2. Ask yourself, “What gift or lesson could this bring in disguise?”
  3. Feel – or at least imagine that you can feel – the energy of the change. Sense what it brings to the planet, and to your life.
  4. Ask for its hidden message of transformation to be revealed to you.
  5. Invite this shift into your heart, and welcome it – and thank it – for bringing what you didn’t know you needed.

Not what you thought, eh? Try it. See what it does for you.

If things just aren’t moving for you, whether it’s a creative block, or you just feel stuck, you can take practical steps – literally. Try some of the following:

  1. Go for a walk. Exercise is a great way to get the energy moving. Even walking around the block can help! Getting in nature is even better.
  2. Visualize. Imagine how you’d like your life to be, or whatever you’d like to be shifted. Engage all 5 senses, picturing how you’d fully engage with your new life. Reinforce this several times a day.
  3. Create the worst version possible. Get out of the perfectionist mindset by literally creating a horrible, terrible version of whatever is your ideal goal. I mean really, really bad. Maybe even two or three times! …Maybe you’ll just happen to find some gems you can keep.

Part 3: Opening to change.

If you’ve ever felt stuck in a rut – or perhaps mired in a painful situation – it can feel like there’s no end in sight, as much as we want one. Conversely, at times, we can find change threatening – especially if we have things we¬†like.

Yet, ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus duly noted, “The only constant is change.” Every moment is different and brings new opportunities. The seasons progress, we age and see things differently, and the world changes. Whether it’s political upheaval in the middle east, natural disaster in Japan, or a technological innovation that shifts how people work and send information, Shift Happens.

Part 2: how to get things moving when we feel stuck.


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