‘If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.’ by Maya Angelou
Have you noticed how tough the last few weeks have been? Planes, trains, tubes and other traffic delays, plans all awry and then add in the fact that your technology is not functioning and it feels as if the world is working against you.
Fear not, there is a simple explanation and it is all down to the planet Mercury being retrograde. Mercury is generally depicted as a male figure having winged sandals and a winged hat, indicating the ability to travel quickly. He was the official messenger of the ancient gods and goddesses and, as such, governed communications.
In real terms it means that during this period you may find it is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be quite extraordinary.
It is important to remain flexible, allow time for extra travel and avoid signing contracts.
Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions. So if you are like me you are gently reminded of the various old friends and acquaintances that have popped their heads up recently. The good news is it went direct from 26th November and will not be retrograde again until 23rd February in 2013 . In fact Mercury is retrograde 3 times a year.
Having had time to reflect myself over the last few weeks I am reminded about change and how we adapt to change. Whether it is changes in the home, the children are doing exams right now, you or your husband changing jobs, and/or starting a new business, our bodies changing, ending or starting a new relationship we are continually changing but we may not necessarily consider that fact thoroughly.
So take a second and just think about what changes you have made in the last week, month, three months or even six months? Grab that pen and piece of paper and write them down. Do you see where you have come from and have you acknowledged the changes you have made? Have you thanked yourself for taking that leap of faith and making the change?
One of the wisest most important factors we must consider when we decide that it’s time for a big change in our lives is to ease in by starting small.
Small changes allow us to grow into a new habit and make it a permanent part of our lives, whereas sudden changes may cause a sense of failure that makes it difficult to go on, and we are more likely to revert to our old ways. Even if we have gone down that route before and find ourselves contemplating the choice to start over again, decide to take it slowly this time and move forward.
Fact – it takes 21 days to make a habit and 21 days to break a habit.
It might be as simple as setting a new goal. This new goal in itself might just be an indicator to get us moving in the right direction and provoke the change. By starting out slowly on the path you can allow yourself the opportunity to look around a little and consider other options as you learn and grow. When you allow yourself time to examine the underlying values of the desire for change and find ways to manifest those feelings that encourage the change in an excited yet measured fashion. Taking those small steps allows you time to adjust to the feelings of change and to find a secure footing on your new path. When thinking about change why not allow yourself to be guided by your intuition and follow these simple steps.
- Think of the idea of change.
- Write down a list of the small steps to make the change.
- Clear your mind and place your hand on your heart.
- Allow yourself to feel what that change might be like through each stage.
- How does that make you do feel?
- Is there a resonance in your body?
- Is it a good or bad feeling?
- Take a breath and start again for each step.
Remember to take each step one by one and allow yourself to see how it feels; your heart will always guide you.
If you are feeling hesitation or anguish in your physical body it is not right for you right now.
Don’t get me wrong we might feel an element of fear and that is okay because without fear we would not have courage and without courage we would not be able to take that leap of faith to make the change in our life.
Unfortunately life doesn’t always give us the opportunity to anticipate or prepare for a big change, and we may find ourselves overwhelmed by what is in front of us. By choosing one thing to work on at a time, we focus our attention on something manageable, and eventually we will look up to see that we have accomplished quite a bit.
Forcing change is, in essence, a sign that you do not trust the universe’s wisdom. Instead, you can listen to your inner guidance and make changes at a pace that is right for you, ensuring that you do so in alignment with the rhythm of the universe.
Just think a year from now where you could be, what you could be doing, and how you could be living – why not make that change and start today?
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