WHAT HAPPENS IN TIMES OF CHANGE?
HOW DOES CHANGE AFFECT US?
Some changes occur progressively, giving us plenty of time to adjust and integrate. Other changes are sudden and require us to adapt in an extraordinary manner. These quantum leaps in our evolution require all our energy and attention in the moment, shutting out everything else. In the overwhelming process of dealing with issues, we often repress what occurs to us at an emotional level. We can’t think about how hurt we are, or how in shock we feel, because that would take us over the edge and we’re doing all we can just to hang on right now.
Left to our own devices, it can take years to process the ripple effects of traumatic or relentless change. For example, people grieve the death of a loved one decades after the event, or still experience anger and rage regarding something that happened a long time ago and had been forgotten. Instead, we can learn lessons from the ancients to rid ourselves of buried trauma and move forward in life towards our destiny.
SELF-HEALING IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Self-healing is an inner journey that uncovers parts of ourselves that exist but have been hidden from us. Trauma and unprocessed emotions live on inside of us long after the events that created them. They’re expressed in the form of dreams, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as physically in the form of pain, depression, chronic illness, or feeling stuck. Anything we can do to shed light on what’s not visible from our past will help us heal. Times of transition don’t have to be painful, and this practice can support you in your process of going through a major life change.
HOW YOU BENEFIT
Focusing inward always reaps rewards but focusing inward during turbulent times has the added benefit of helping you remain steadfast as your face life’s challenges while fully experiencing life rather than repressing your emotional response to what’s going on. When you support yourself while going through a major life change, you bring calm and clarity to an otherwise unstable time. This is why the practice will leave you more energized and anchored, with a greater sense of direction in your life.