It can be days , weeks or even months before we recognize that we’re in a period of change. We often resist change before we accept it and that can take ages. When change occurs we may feel resistance, a push/pull feeling and emotions surrounding experiences long forgotten can rise to the surface. Often, without even realizing it we have a tendency to reach towards our coping mechanisms to help us deal with the unrest within us. It takes a willingness to look within in order for us to continue on the path to healing. It’s not always easy, looking within often brings up past pain but once the healing has taken place we make room for more beauty, more peace and more gifts from the universe.
Although these tips aren’t going to do the work for you, they may make the journey a little easier.
DO THINGS YOU LOVE
Go back to your childhood. What did you spend hours doing? What brought you excitement and joy? Do those things. It’s important to tap into that childlike essence and bring joy in this time of transition.
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE IN A TIME OF GROWTH
I like to call times like these growing pains. It won’t last forever and once you’ve make your way through the challenges you’ll be a more evolved you when you’re done.
GIVE YOURSELF COMPASSION AND LOVE
You may find it difficult to be at peace during a growth spurt. You might go through periods of anger or frustration and maybe even act upon it. At times like these it is important to give yourself compassion and love rather than judgment. Nothing good comes from beating ourselves up.
REMEMBER TO BREATHE
As simple as it is, it makes everything more calm. Breathing. Deep and slowly. Being one with your breath enables you to be present. Mindful breathing allows you to connect with your body and reduces stress too.
YOGA & MEDITATION
Take the time to check in with your body be it through yoga or meditation. Yoga allows you to not only check in with yourself (which we all need sometimes), it stretches your muscles and forces you to connect mind to body while giving you a work out and relieving stress.
You, beautiful, awesome you, work harder than you realize. Our society teaches us to judge before we give ourselves credit. Try giving gratitude before being judgmental. After we enter a state of gratitude we don’t feel the need to judge. When looking back, rather than criticizing our past actions, say thank-you. Give thanks because what we did or didn’t do then got us to where we are now, and we’re pretty friking amazing. Without our pasts, we wouldn’t be the fabulous, magical, unicorn selves we are today.
CONNECT WITH CRYSTALS
In times of change, wear Snowflake Obsidian. The stone brings things to the surface in a gentle way and it helps us to recognize that there is always a way to find light in the dark. Snowflake obsidian provides balance for the mind, body and spirit during times of change.
Sending you oodles of love and light