Do you hate change? Does change create anxiety for you?
Although there are change seekers among us, it is more common for people to resist change. Stepping into the unknown isn’t usually at the top most people’s Things I Love Most list.
But it is completely unavoidable. We can become so attached to the familiar that the health food store being out of “our” brand of gluten-free cereal can create stress. It’s reassuring to know what is in our bowls!
Here’s the truth: Your physical body is constantly and literally changing. According to How Stuff Works, you will shed around one million skin cells today alone. And it’s not just your skin. Every cell in your body, inside and out, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, regenerates. Every breath you take changes the molecular structure of the air around you. Every time you eat, the food changes form and impacts your body.
My dear friend davidji says:
“Change is like breath: It isn’t part of the process; it is the process.”
(This was a game changer for me, personally. Thanks dji!)
In reality, the only thing we can count on is change. There is something very powerful and liberating about surrendering to change—it is where transformation and evolution reside.
As we are all energy, resisting change creates physical and psychological constriction inspired by fear, and this energy blocks the flow of our abundance. In other words, when you are resistant to change, you are less likely to seek out new opportunities and less able to see the ones that are surrounding you. The more you fight change, the more constricted you become, which can lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness and loneliness.
As you learn to accept and embrace change, you will start to see the infinite possibilities of your life in that space of not knowing exactly how something will play out. This is where having faith and using the power of your intention comes into play.
If you have been resistant to change, I invite you to re-frame it as part of the adventure that is life and maybe even embrace it as part of the joy of being alive!
Share your experiences with change. Is it a struggle for you now? Did it used to be, but you overcame it? If so, how?
Have an amazing week, embracing life and its mystery, and, as always, take care of you.
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