“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” William Pollard
Are you ready for change? How do you handle major change in your life? According to Terah Kathryn Collins, a Feng Shui master, on “the Chinese lunar calendar, the Water Dragon arrives on January 23rd bringing the Feng Shui principle “Everything is always changing” into full play.” Change happens to all of us and resisting it only creates more friction in our lives. Now that my kids have flown the coop, we are in the middle of huge changes and I need to focus on shifting both my space and my thinking… It seems like only yesterday when they were small and dependent on us for everything. Now we are consulted on many things, but they have their lives ahead of them and for that we are grateful. Of course, as many of us parents know, we are the ones who sometimes have a harder time making the transition from a hectic home to an empty nest. What helped you? More below.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works.” John Maxwell
Life is uncertain and I just had a definitive lesson on that fact on this post… I had just completed the paragraph that should have appeared here and when I hit my save button, I got disconnected from the internet and lost the entire paragraph… (so this is new). I wish WP would include an autosave feature on our blogs that saves as we write… Anyway, with all change comes a measure of uncertainty; usually accompanied with the possibility for tremendous growth. I have found that the growing pains, the struggles and challenges we encounter as we shift directions, not only test our métier, but give us an opportunity to turn within, to turn to our belief system, our faith, God, the universe, for guidance and answers.
Uncertain times also force us to learn to trust our instincts and inner promptings more. I remember visualizing my new home when I moved to Los Angeles and trusting that it would manifest and it did. So, as we un-clutter our space, pack away/give away things that no longer serve us, prepare for the next step in our lives, I am trusting that the next phase would be fortuitous. Having moved across continents a number of times in my life, I find that I am experiencing the same pregnant, expectant sensations again. And that is not a bad thing. ♥What are your thoughts? Are you ready for change? Do you have major plans to face? When do you know it is time to focus and move forward? Do share! ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥To ♥You! Thank you.
*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! * Thank you Artboy68 for the portrait drawing! I will thank you properly in tomorrow’s post.
This post was inspired by a prompt from SoulPancake: A new year is just around the corner, are you making any changes in you life this coming year?
Positive Motivation Tip: Change happens to all of us; resisting doesn’t make the process easier. Go with the flow…
- Musings: How Do You Embrace Change? (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Feng Shui: Back to Balance (whitecranes.wordpress.com)
- Tips for Keeping Feng Shui Water Features Sparkling Clean (whitecranes.wordpress.com)
- winter cleaning (danceoflifephotography.wordpress.com)
- Feng Shui Bedroom Artwork: Do’s & Don’ts (openspacesfengshui.com)