It appears that I have come to yet another point in my life where great changes are happening. This is the result of much hard work and very clear intentions .. with a heartfelt change thrown into the mix. How does one embrace change and how much of a role will my attitude and diet play into this?
It’s difficult to accept (unwanted) change because something is obviously happening that we don’t want to happen .. and for me, currently, that just happens to affect a few aspects of all that surrounds me. After hours of thought (and several life experiences to back it up), what I come up with is that every time major changes and upheavals happen in your life, it is because there is another door opening (although it may not be seen fully yet), and quite possibly better things are yet to come. The truth that I hold onto is that change is wonderful and required to move us forward, keeping us in the flow of life. It brings us to greater heights and strengths that we never knew possible. I’m doing my best to listen to myself and practice what I know to be true.
I have an immense amount to be grateful for that I clearly list in my 2009 Intentions. One setback just interrupts the flow, but it does not erase the abundance of good.
I have read a few things in newsletters that friends have forwarded on (and my awesome datebook – We Moon 09: At The Crossroads) in the past few days regarding change and would like to share them with you. These comments are catered toward events that are unfortunate or disheartening, but maybe you’ll find a time where these thoughts are ones you need to hear.
* Choose to Stay Positive while everything around you is (or is perceived to be) falling apart.
* Unlike many who will allow their doubts and negative thoughts to take over and ruin their lives, hold steadfast to a positive outcome and trust that you’ll be okay.
* It’s wise to remain positive, even when you’re in the middle of a crisis.
I will choose to stay positive in a changing world. I will focus on the growth that is to come from all the dreams that are finally falling into place. There is a lot to be grateful for. I will do whatever I can to help others succeed and pursue their own growth.
So you ask, how will I accomplish this and what will I choose for my coping methods this time around? Years ago, I would head toward unhealthy choices (well, detrimental habits that deserve no more attention). In the Winter of 07 – early 08 my body began to only tolerate fresh, raw and living foods during a very difficult time, as if it knew that living food was the best method to survive that personal transformational period (it was then that I became ‘high raw’ – very unintentional). Now, while I enjoy some of the most amazing professional opportunities (and power through that minor setback I mentioned earlier), I’m thinking of immersing myself in a world of green – smoothies, juices, salads, green salad dressings, green hummus, avocados (yes, my nervous system needs the fat and comfort) – an emotional and physical cleanse to support and embrace this time of change. Maybe I’ll just eat green food (and my daily dose of Superfoods), and only if it’s one of the many beautiful shades of green. I’ll try on this GreenLand experiment and see what happens..
How do you get through major changes in your life? Has your way of eating influenced your coping skills?