Change is not easy for most of us and big changes are even harder. We have to dig deep and find courage, and put on acts of bravery and great faith to adjust to something new. Fall is the season of change. The Earth teaches us how to just let go. When the branch can no longer support us or hold us just let go and fall gently to the support of something new.
Change is fiery and vibrant. You can see the reds, oranges and the yellows bursting a the seams to bring in the shift. What happens when things don’t change and they should? The get heavy, stale and dis-eased. What stops us from making the changes we need to when we know they need to be done? Fear. Fear holds us back from all things new and wonderful. We try to find excuses and justify why we don’t change jobs, stand up to someone or create boundaries for ourselves instead of just admitting that we are afraid. We don’t like the not knowing when we have to make adjustments, loose someone or jump into something that is (although wonderful) different than before.
Take some time this Fall to ask, “What needs to change in my life?” “Where can I be more courageous and take that leap into the unknown?” “What kind of support do I need to ask for to help me as things transition?” and most importantly, “How am I acknowledging the fear that arises around change?”
When it comes to change call more love into your life. Whether that is doing something loving for yourself or a neighbor or even a stranger that may need some help. Do something anonymously that will help you feel a part of something larger. Opening us to love can help when we are in transition. Getting out of your box and empowering others gives you great strength to take on change and help you not feel so alone as you step into something new. Look for signs of love. Love in others, love in animals, nature and love in the courage of so many people who have embarked on a new journey of their own before you.
Respond with love…always.