Starting and ending with grace

Change – The #1 Challenge We All Face

We are having an incredible fall in Vancouver. The sun has been shinning for days, the air is so clean and clear, and I love the colours! The leaves have changed colour and are falling from the trees. Everywhere I look I see rich vibrant reds, golden yellows, and brilliant oranges. As I walk down the street I can feel the winds blowing and realize that – “the winds of change are coming.”

Change is a tough one for many people, especially the major changes in our lives. I see it all the time in my work as I support people going through difficult times. The number one challenge that everyone has whether they are at the beginning of life or at the end is dealing with the changes.

When transformation happens in our lives we lose our stability. The issue we have is managing our energy. We are much more than just a physical body, we are energetic beings and the issue is how to maintain our vibration while going through a change. When we struggle and are in pain, our vibration drops and we don’t know how to get it back to normal. You can take pills, take drugs, drink alcohol, eat, or isolate yourself but this isn’t going to help, all that does is bandaid the problem not help solve it.

The key is to be brave enough to explore yourself and deal with your issues and the changes. This is something that is fundamental and deep about who you are. You have to work it out by going through the layers, you have to get to the root of the issues. Only then what needs to be healed, understood, or resolved happens so that you can come back to a happy, peaceful state.

The key is developing your platform of well-being in all aspects of your life, so that you embrace change rather than resist it. The components of well-being are your physical health, mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health. Each one is as important as the other as they create a balanced state of well-being.

Some components of your physical health are nutrition, sleep, rest, and exercise. So are you getting some form of physical exercise daily? If not, look at ways to incorporate it into your life. How well are you at healthy eating? Do you drink enough water?  Are you getting enough sleep and are you taking time to rest? Be honest with yourself and make changes where necessary.

Mental health is another component of well-being. Are you living in the moment or are you thinking about the past or worrying about the future? Fretting over the past can lead to depression and worrying about the future leads to anxiety. The place to be is in the moment because this is where you can create change.

Emotional health is a big one that people don’t want to look at because we are afraid that we may get stuck in the pain of an emotion. However, when you explore what sad, fear, guilt, anger, frustration, shame, feels like you can move it through the body and let it go.

Lastly, is spiritual health. What do you believe? What gives you strength in challenging times of change? This is your foundation of truth and where you gain your strength.

I encourage you to look at yourself openly and honestly. Are you balanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? Where can you make some changes? Are you willing to make these changes? These are important questions to ask yourself. If you are willing then make a commitment to yourself and make the changes.

The “winds of change” are always upon us. Don’t get battered around when change happens, embrace it and flow with it.

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