Change as opportunity to remember

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How do you "handle" change? In this fast pace, hyper-techno world, responding to change is more than necessary. It is possible to actually use change and growth to open up possibilities and opportunities!! Do you seamlessly move in and out, weaving the new and the old into a successful lifestyle?

How do you "handle" change? In this fast pace, hyper-techno world, responding to change is more than necessary. It is possible to actually use change and growth to open up possibilities and opportunities!! Do you seamlessly move in and out, weaving the new and the old into a successful lifestyle? Or are you like me....requiring an earthquake to shake things up until rebuilding is mandatory? I'm beginning to believe that those of us who are awake and sensitive to the shifts in the world (creatives), experience each blow, shake and shift to our core.

I'm learning to open up to this process, as painful or scary as it might seem.  I've never handled feelings of disappointment well.  And by not handling it well, I mean bouts of depression and anxiety, questioning everything and paralyzed/cut off from my creative process.  I stop writing, I hide in my home, canceling appointments or flaking out on people that inspire me and feed my soul. This can last for minutes or years.

The questions that I ask myself as a solution-focused therapist is not "why?" this happens but "what is helping me rise from the ashes?" This is a helpful question because it acknowledges that I have the power to transform and pull myself out of the wreckage. It also allows me to continue to do what works, to keep me writing and clarifying my commitments in this life. As I ask myself this over and over again, I get closer and closer to remembering who I am and what is my truth.

Alan Watts and Lynne Twist have been speaking to me lately. Alan has such an unapologetic and poetic way of speaking about matters that scare the hell out of us. Lynne is sweet and soft, with her gentle nudging to move towards what is true to our hearts. Both allow my heart and mind to transcend beyond a material and linear life.

I'm starting to understand and even befriend these ebbs and flows...the movement from emphatically inspired to paralyzed anxiety is becoming less drastic.  This is my process and I'm feeling more peace about it.  Some days I will move like fire, an all consuming and powerful force, and other days I will move like the trickle of a tiny stream, quiet and practically unseen. This is who I am and my outside circumstances will have less and less to do with this process. I am moving towards balance. With clarity, balance, peace and compassion towards my own process, I welcome change as my companion.

 

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