Make a conscious choice to take a chance to make a desired change – It’s within you to do it.
Change isn’t an easy wave to ride – yet, ALL things change. Nothing remains the same forever – seasons, days, moods, people and relationships – everything & everyone changes.
Sometimes we make the choice to change the people, things or situations in our lives and other times, change is thrust upon us, with or without warning.
When I’m faced with big choices, I find it interesting to re-visit the decisions I’ve made in my life that caused the greatest changes. I work with an understanding that I did the best I could in the moment (sometimes this is easy for me to accept and other times not), and with an intention of learning from the missteps of old ingrained patterns.
Life is a continuous journey of unraveling the ‘truths’ we’ve been told – to feel what is actually right for us as it aligns with our hearts and our soul purpose. When we bump up against an old paradigm and it ruffles our feathers – we have a golden opportunity to make a different choice – to take a chance and take a step forward or sideways to create a potentially different outcome. As we become more aware – as we know ourselves better, we can confidently feel our connection to the whole and our choices can become clearer.
Sometimes, even faced with a bristling, nagging undertone, where we can feel we need to choose more authentically, perhaps we’re too scared or not emotionally ready to make that change. And so, we may procrastinate. We may lie to ourselves. We can make excuses, then at some point, the Universe circles back around to encourage us to take another look and per chance – to make a different choice to effect a unique change.
When I was deciding to close my yoga studio in St. Thomas, it was a very hard decision to leave the community of students that I’d grown to love. The choice to let it go came around a couple of times before it was obvious to me that it was time to transition. The choices I made in that moment scared me and yet they opened the door to expansive learning and gave me the next steps to devoting time and energy to developing workshops, courses and trainings to specialize like my heart desired.
I believe, each of us needs to follow our own calling – our own timing and step when we feel called. It takes courage to choose a new way and take the next right step for you.
Knowing that the ocean (life) is so much bigger and wiser than us, we can learn to surf – to ride the waves and go with the flow as best we can. When the waves knock us off our boards, we can swim, cling to the side for awhile and catch our breath or climb back up and find a better rhythm for our lives. It’s an individual journey and when we realize that we’ll never ‘nail it’ or ‘master it’, we can relax into it and live as we learn and ride more effectively the waves of our lives.
Get your life jacket on – it’s time to turn your surf board into the waves and claim your life – cut a path that makes your heart smile – a path that is uniquely yours.
Love & Light,