Everything we experience in life is a result of the way we see our reality and what we choose to believe is there or not there. So why do we always choose to see only what we believe is missing in our life? We see there is not enough happiness, not enough money, there's no loving relationship or a job that will bring us enough satisfaction. We moan about our partner, we complain about the family, we resent the mess in the home, and the lack of time to do the things we really want to do. In so many ways we live every day as if we are living in a deficit, and we give up hope, believing that we will never have a life that will ever get better than the way it is now. So is there hope of a better life, of true love, happiness and abundance?
Creating change can feel challenging, particularly when our energy is low and we are not inspired about our future direction. That feeling of stagnation or being stuck in a rut can be enough to cause further procrastination and the belief that life doesn't get any better than this. Sadly this is a rather self-defeating attitude.
Despite our best outward appearances, we can all suffer from procrastination, self-sabotage and being stuck. So what can we do to break the cycle to create forward change?
A message from the Divine: Are you feeling heaviness in your energy, a sense of stagnation? Perhaps you have become momentarily disconnected from your heart and your sense of purpose. How do we reconnect with our true self and our purpose when we feel so much chaos within and around us?
Change is inevitable in life. It’s why we are here, to experience opportunities for soul growth. However, when we resist change and we put more effort into staying the same, we become like blocked up drains that prevent the natural flow of living energy and love in our life. One thing is for sure, growth does not happen when we choose to permanently stay in our comfort zone. Growth stretches us and is uncomfortable, and if we have been stuck or blocked for a long time, clearing the heart, mind and body could be a more painful process than if we listen and act when we first feel the call. For this reason, many of us resist change, and as a result we end up living on the edge of life, never quite being our authentic self.
All of us will experience significant change in our life at some point. There may be triggers as a result of a change in a relationship, loss of a job, the death of someone close to us, an illness or significant injury, or an impactful event that’s occurred in our personal life. The change may have been anticipated, or it may have occurred suddenly and unexpectedly. Either way, it's human nature for change to feel incredibly uncomfortable and disconcerting, usually because what was previously recognisable as our personal reality has now changed permanently.
With the start of a new year, are you experiencing the onset of significant change? Has it sparked in you a desire to question if you are doing what you love and whether you need to re-evaluate your choices ?
Let's go deeper. So you are ready, you feel it, and it’s time. You know you have important decisions to make and it feels like a struggle. Our decisions matter because they affect ourself, and they have an impact on others. We can chose personal glory or we can choose to make a difference to others. We can choose to be good or evil, kind or uncaring, generous or selfish. Either way, we are free to choose.
Often making a decision means having a divided heart. We can feel the pull between trust and suspicion, between faith and doubt, surrender and control. It can be hard to make a decision because in choosing we are saying ‘no’ to one thing and ‘yes’ to something else. So we find ourself in a dilemma. It’s human nature to avoid loss and the associated pain of what we fear we will lose. If we make a decision based on this fear, we are likely to make an unwise and hasty decision.
Ouch ..... this could be a little uncomfortable, or not?
As we step into the new year, many of us will reflect on our past choices and re-evaluate how we would like things to be different. Looking back over the past year may not feel so good. It may have fallen short of our expectations, leaving us feeling depleted, confused, and somewhat bruised. What we really want going forward is improvement, and a year that is more aligned with our dreams and aspirations for our future.
Self-reflection is important if we are to take stock of where we have been, where we are today, and where we would like to be moving forward. Part of that process is to come to a place of self-acceptance rather than self-criticism.
When we are given a choice in life (to go left or right) it can be difficult to know what to choose.
Our mind will fight with our intuition endlessly as a way of protecting ourself from perceived harm or risk. The trouble is, we can be tempted to compromise, and choose what we have always done because it’s easier, more familiar or it may feel less risky than something new. This is only because the road less travelled, the unknown, is a more frightening concept with an unknown outcome.
The greatest gift to ourself is to love ourself completely. This means to let go of negative thinking and behaviours that disempower us.
In life we can experience many challenges and we will feel disappointment many times. Rather than look to blaming others for our circumstances, it is a greater gift to commit to our own life, our health, wellbeing and happiness.
It’s human nature to want to stay in our comfort zone - which means doing the same thing over and over because it’s easy, familiar and known. As a result we can regularly feel like we are going no-where and experiencing zero progress in our circumstances.
It’s a choice to do the same thing over and over and usually it's because we believe change brings pain. So, we opt for ‘no-change’ in our job, relationships, health, home-life or in our finances. So how do make a change to move forward and experience progress?
Rebecca Gabrielle, author of "The Power of Soul Loving - a spiritual guide to freedom".
Rebecca Gabrielle has been able to see the magnificence and truth of people’s souls from an early age. With a background in psychology, counselling, life-coaching, spiritual development, and energy healing, Rebecca has fine-tuned her psychic and intuitive skills to connect with the Divine to receive and deliver messages of unconditional love. Through her writing, soul-coaching and card readings she assists people to reconnect with their true self so they can experience clarity, peace of mind, joy and passion for doing what they love.