During times of change we can often be steered down a path of overwhelm, feelings of being stuck, uneasiness and panic can enter our body. Whether we decide to change what presents itself to us or within us is up to us and only us. But, beneath the anxious flutters and the overwhelming thought streams—we intuitively know that the loud knock or even banging that this change ensues presents itself for a reason—one that is here to help guide us forward, cultivate growth, understanding, curiosity and a deeper kindness and gratitude for ourselves and the changes that are calling to be birthed.
“Old ways won’t open new doors”
These doors could be new opportunities in work, health, relationships, social engagements etc. I know all too well the fear of the challenge that can be felt with an impending change—to this day I continue to find myself needing to create space to consciously work through my thought processes and turn to my bigger vision, my why and how it feels in my body. Change brings with it a mindset piece that requires time and space to process and even reframe, to help action the change that serves our highest good.
A little sequence for you to note:
Thoughts – create our feelings – which create our actions – which then create our circumstance.
I’ll give you an example of a change I have had to make over the last couple of years. During my journey through healing my Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea I had to cut back on the intensity and frequency of my exercise. Initially I felt anxious and the thought that created this feeling was “your body will change and you will be fat and unfit.” Pretty cruel hey?! So, my action was that I didn’t change anything in my routine or at least very minimally. And the result or circumstance was my period did not return. Can you see how this one thought created my reality? So, how did I change this thought pattern? My frustration with myself grew and I realized that if I wanted to have a baby and to be at my healthiest (part of my WHY) I needed to change my perception and stand true to my why. This involved a lot of support from loved ones and professionals, deep down I knew that this change had been coming for sometime. And the proof was in the pudding—after months of dedication and creating space to reframe my thought to “my body intuitively knows what my healthy set point is and will not deceive me,” my period did eventually return. I not only felt proud of myself, but my body thanked me—it was as though I had given it a big hug—the love and honouring it deserved and needed.
Change is an opportunity to develop a deeper trust within ourselves, it strengthens our resilience and is an opportunity for us to reconnect with our values, desires and our heart space—intuitiveness is within us all.
Be kind. Be gentle. Be patient with yourself and the process of change. Be open to support and a guiding hand and allow time to work on those mindset pieces, they truly are the key to how we perceive that which lies in front of us. Our mind and body are tightly connected and when we pay attention to our thoughts and our bodily sensations our awareness grows and that, my lovely trumps everything—without it we would stay stagnant and stuck and perhaps miss out on the change that could potentially change our life.
PS: If you are being presented with a period of change in your life and needing some extra guidance don’t hesitate to reach out for support, comment below or email me at Sammy@sammyjpearson.com.