Part of being alive and in the world means you can count on one thing: things are always changing. We look to creation and we agree, whichever paradigm we follow, that things are quite different today than they were 5,000 years ago, or even 10 years ago. Change is part of the evolutionary process and it’s a powerful driving force to our expansion as a world and as a Soul.
We see it in nature: spring follows winter, winter follows fall, summer follows spring, fall follows summer. The lilacs move from stick, to leaf, to gorgeous lavender pluffs and back again. The oaks, with no help from man, move gracefully through the cycle of growth, never bickering about losing its acorns or budding new leaves. Never feeling proud or sad in its current state. Just being.
And as individuals we know as certain as the waves crash onto the shore and retreat that change is inevitable, necessary, and good. But it doesn’t keep us from resisting it every time it gets our feet wet, makes us uncomfortable, or takes us to new scary lands we’ve never been before. It doesn’t keep us from complaining about this thing and that thing and The Donald. The media helps out on that because they make a business out of fear mongering and nothing like change to strum up the jitters in the collective.
On the other side, maybe we want change. We want something to happen so badly and it refuses. We’ve been setting our intentions, but nothing is happening. We want more money, more time, a better job, better health, somebody to publish the novels we’ve been working on the past 12 years (eh-hem), more intimacy, a partner, love. We say affirmations, we make vision boards, we pray, we will it to happen. Still, change gives us the cold shoulder. Why?
Maybe we are chasing change in the wrong lane on the wrong highway. Maybe the change we are seeking is not the change that is in our best interest. Sometimes we can’t see that. If we just allow ourselves to exit the highway, slow down and follow the unmarked road, all too often what we find is the change we’ve been wishing for is waiting for us there.
The most beautiful thing about change is its first cousins intuition and synchronicity. When you move from your head to your core and your heart, you tap into your most accurate GPS for keeping you on track for your life’s purpose. You move into the flow and you know when you’re there because synchronicities fire one after another. You see them in your dreams, in your conversations, in the things you read and hear. You gain new eyes to understand what change the Universe is calling you toward and it’s exhilarating.
Staying in this field is a joyful place to live. Heart wide open, listening for the cues. Following those, until and unless new change calls out. Feeling the fear and jumping in anyway. Leaning into the resistance blocks energy and positions our bodies for a whole slue of health issues that aren’t fun for anyone. Looking to the individual health problems will give insight into what is being resisted.