Change is inevitable, but necessary.
The nature of nature revolves around change. What happens in nature, also occurs in the mundane, human experience. The waves of the ocean ebb and flow where the stock market summits and plummets.
The human experience is no exception to change, transitions and highs and lows in life. It is utterly delusional to think that our life will follow the same path as a starry-eyed Hollywood movie; however, when analyzing these films, the main character encounters various obstacles and struggles.
For as long as humans have existed, darkness and mental issues have plagued the mind. We are no different today than our ancestors who raped, pillaged and plundered the world. Today we are equipped with self-help books, meditation gurus, therapists and support groups. We don't necessarily have to put forth as much effort to survive as our ancestors, but today, we can choose to walk the path of the light and change or remain stuck in a swamp of darkness.
Humans don't like change, but they crave and desire change. The biggest change to one's life path is through having a child. Some people accept and celebrate this change, but fight to let go or to help their mental state.
It is not easy or comfortable to walk a new path in life while leaving the old behind.
During times of transitions, this is where the learning begins.
For many, a little voice inside of their head screams for change. This is a moment of contemplation where we make a conscious effort to shift towards our potential instead of running away from it.
Like a future flower budding from the ground, this is moment where consciousness shifts to say goodbye to the dark and say hello to the light. The business world talks of an inflection point, a point where the concave changes directions, either toward growth or a decline. This is a pivotal point for one to wake up and listen to their higher mind and trust and believe that taking the "high road" will lead them to change.
Low points, rock bottom and times of transition is where the learning experience begins. This is where we reflect on the past, grieve in and accept the present and make a plan for the future.
Change is spiritual. It is the time of becoming a better version of yourself and push through boundaries of fear that have held you back from seeking your potential.
The journey into your mind, body and soul is spiritual. And I believe everyone should all walk this path.
Spiritual journeys don't have to be epic adventures around the globe. For some, it is
Sadly, many people have not had good mentors or leaders in their life, specifically in the work world. A career shift is a spiritual change. When transitioning careers, one's soul or spirit guides them to something more meaningful in life. It is not uncommon to see tech geeks up and quit their job to open a bakery or a fitness company. Something in that corporate world sucked their soul dry and they wanted to do something more meaningful in life. That is the point of TRUE LIBERATION - the moment where your life, happiness and contribution to the world means more than the people and situations that brought you down. Many people today believe that drug use and sexual experimentation is liberation. In my experience, the more people dabble in those environments, the more their soul cries for help.
So how do you unlock the power of transitions?
By taking action for your life, situation or problem. Whether it's taking a leap of faith or hiring a therapist - you need to choose to transition instead of staying stuck. The world contains endless options to help you transition into the better version of yourself.
If you want to change your career, you may need to go back to school or sign up for a certificate program.
If you want to improve your marriage, you may need marriage counseling.
If you want to improve your health, you may need to hire a trainer or a health coach.
The answer lies inside each and every one of us, but we just have to believe and trust in ourselves, our voice and our higher mind. Change and transition strengthens our spirit. It may not be easy and during this time we may experience more inflection points or potential outcomes.
If you want to change, you have to put in the work and find tools, people or support networks that will aide you on your journey.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com