Posts tagged transition
Riding the Waves of Transition
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Life often presents us with opportunities to elevate ourselves and choose something that would be in our higher good. If we choose to align with our higher selves and energy, we end up experiencing dramatic shifts that lead to a sense of purpose and fulfillment. 

Keeping a "high vibe" state isn't easy for many of us. All of the negative feelings associated with our ego can get the best of us - whether it's fear, a lack of faith or addictions to living in a way that isn't serving us well. 

It's even harder to embrace a higher way of being when you're in a period of transition - you know the old isn't working for you anymore yet the new has not yet arrived. However, because you attract what you are, it is important to assume the feeling of what you'd like to be by believing wholeheartedly that you can accomplish your desires. 

Here are some signs of recognizing that you're experiencing a shift in consciousness that can lead to change: 
- some relationships that may have once worked for you will begin to fall away
- you become disengaged with what normally held your attention
- you start to crave new experiences that are unlike what you would have done before
- you feel the need to shift your outer environment (such as your home or workplace) or your inner environment (such as your diet and physical body) 

The feeling of wanting to do these things may at first be subtle, but will gradually grow to the point of occupying your mind more and more. In my experience, embracing it earlier makes for a much smoother transition ride. 

The chakras that you can focus on to assist you with transition are: 

1) The Third-Eye Chakra - this energy center plays an important role in providing you with insight about what living authentically means for you

2) The Solar Plexus Chakra - this energy center helps you to take action to create change in your life

3) The Root Chakra - this energy center often needs extra attention during times of transition because it is affected by feelings of instability and insecurity. The best way to focus on nourishing this chakra is by keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle. When balanced, you will feel comfortable in adapting to change.

You can work with an energy healer or you can listen to guided chakra meditations to keep these energy centers in a balanced state. By doing so, you can minimize any feelings of discomfort and create change at a manageable pace.

Enjoy riding the waves of transition!

10 Reasons Why - How to Deal with Disappointment
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We've all had to deal with disappointment at some point in our lives - maybe we didn't get the job we wanted or a relationship that we hoped would have worked out fell apart. Occupying space in the gap between what we wanted that has not come to fruition and what will eventually manifest can be difficult. 

The way I like to deal with such experiences is to create a "10 Reasons Why" list. So, if I don't get something I really want for myself, I try to think of the blessings in the situation and jot them all down. I then keep this list close by me - I keep copies of it in my purse, at work, and at home and read it whenever I find myself going back into the feeling of disappointment and the thought of "why didn't this work out!"

In coming up with 10 reasons, I suggest focusing on the things that weren't optimal about the situation. For example, if it was a job that you wanted that didn't work out, there could have been some downsides to that particular position - maybe you would have had to move to a location you didn't want to be in, or maybe the compensation wasn't as a high you would have liked it to be or maybe you would have had to trade off other aspects of your life that were important to you. You basically want to create a list of all the negatives in the situation and then thank the universe for the blessing of not having to deal with them. Then you have to keep the faith that the right thing will come along in divine timing - which I know, is this super annoying force but it always operates at the best time and in your higher good. So it's annoyingly smart and you just have to trust that :). Also trust that if something is not happening for you now, it's because there's something else you are meant to be focusing on and learning from. Energy healing can be a powerful tool in helping you attain this insight and removing any energetic blockages that might be tampering with achieving your desires. 

By doing this exercise, you will be able to focus on gratitude as opposed to the feeling of lack or victimization and keep centered in your faith that the universe is your co-conspirator in creating the best possible outcome for yourself. And then when what you want finally comes around, just say "thanks universe for having my back!"

I hope you'll try this exercise! :)

Coping with the Challenges of Transition
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Times of transition can be difficult as they challenge us to confront the unfamiliar or unknown, which can create a sense of fear and insecurity. As a result of this, we may look backward to the familiar even though our spirit may be encouraging us to explore a new direction. Through this action, we can become trapped in a cycle of repeating old patterns and behaviour for the sake of feeling comfortable rather than overcoming outmoded ways of being so we may embrace a new path.

Times of transition bring us many gifts. In particular, they force us to connect with our inner selves and trust the natural flow of life. They also prompt us to ask ourselves tough questions, such as what we need to release or incorporate into our lives to bring about new opportunities that align with our values and desires. In doing so, they encourage us to explore what it means to be authentic to ourselves.

Times of transition also challenge us to forget about others’ judgment of us and to follow our own intuition to determine what is right for us. Through this, we are reminded to claim our power rather than give it away to others.

How to Stay Centered During Times of Transition
Working on our crown, solar plexus and root chakras can assist in times of transition. The crown chakra is associated with trusting the unknown and natural flow of life. The solar plexus is associated with having confidence in ourselves and stepping into our inner power. The root chakra is associated with feelings of security and staying grounded during times of uncertainty.

Working on these chakras through energy healing can eliminate feelings of anxiety, fear, insecurity and low self-esteem. Through this work, we will be able to receive the gifts that times of transition bring and embrace a new path waiting for us.