Dealing with Change

Change is something I have been reflecting on a lot lately. I have some pretty big life changes happening right now. A pretty big chapter is ending for me, I am finished school and for the first time in 17 (ish) years I will no longer be a student.

I have always thought I adapted pretty well to change, until I began looking inward through meditation and began noticing a behaviour pattern. When changes are happening in my life I become anxious, irritable, insecure, and I compare. On the outside, I usually look cool as a cucumber. But mentally, my brain will not chill out!

I think that some of you have probably felt most of the feelings I have around change. We get so comfortable in the familiar. We know what to expect most of the time which means less surprises, we have our routines that become part of a lifestyle. So, when we experience change sometimes our bodies, minds, and souls react with experiences of anxiety, fear, and comparison.

I started comparing where I am to where those around me are. I compared myself now to myself 6 months ago, 8 months ago. After speaking with a few close friends and reading Gabby Bernstein’s book The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith I have come to the conclusion that my path has been created for me. The path I am on is exactly where I need to be at this moment. The path I am on is leading me to my dream life, a life full of creativity and love.

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith reminded me of the importance in surrendering. I had to surrender my fear and insecurities to the Universe. In surrendering we open our hearts and souls up to receive the love and light that the Universe has for us. We are constantly being supported, sometimes it just depends on our openness in seeing the support and synchronicities the Universe is providing us.

We also have to reflect and intervene these thoughts and feelings. It is totally valid to become overwhelmed and anxious when big life changes are happening. But, I have been letting these feelings and thoughts take over and negatively impact my overall mood, really lowering my vibration.

Gabby discusses the importance of acknowledging these thoughts with love and kindness, not judgement and anger. You could do this in the moment if you notice the feelings creeping in, or you could reflect on your day while journaling. Then, acknowledge the feelings, forgive yourself for it, and make the decision to surrender to the Universe, and open yourself up to the loving, divine plan the Universe has provided you.

Once I began to notice the pattern in behaviour, I was then able to acknowledge my triggers, which is pretty much around change and the ways in which it could potentially impact my everyday life. Healing is a constant journey, but journaling and mediation have allowed me to dive a little deeper and sit with these thoughts, feelings, and ultimately behaviours. The Universe Has Your Back has really given me the tools I needed to begin to intervene these thoughts, and as Gabby says, “lean towards love”.

So, I am just here to remind you that life is full of ups and downs, the ebb and flow. I am here to remind you that we all have feelings of fear, worry, and insecurity at times. You are not alone in those feelings. You have the power, resources, and support from the Universe to change these thoughts and feelings. Yes, we become vulnerable in these moments of fear, worry, and change. But these moments present an opportunity to grow, to learn, and to align with our highest self.

Journaling Ideas:

-What are my fears?

-What do I need to surrender to the Universe?

-Where are these feelings of worry, fear, insecurity, and comparison coming from?

-How can I open myself up to the love & support of the Universe?

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