Accepting Change and Seeing New Beginnings

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?

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About Bethanne Wanamaker

Bethanne Wanamaker is a certified holistic nutritionist, conscious living expert, and the founder of Edible Goddess, an international health & lifestyle brand that cares deeply about your empowerment. She teaches progressive strategies that awaken you to your highest potential by following the body's inherent wisdom and aligning with an intentional mindset, holistic approach, self nourishing practices, and high self value. Bethanne advocates gradual yet significant shifts of upgraded dietary choices that ultimately lead you to the freedom and confidence of eating intuitively. By living in harmony with nature, you can have what you want. She is known for getting results quickly with committed clients who want to live a wildly rewarding, super fun, truly healthy and happy life!

4 comments on “Accepting Change and Seeing New Beginnings

  1. I wish the best for you during this time of change. I suppose that when going through this transformational period that it's good to realize that this shall pass too and that the only thing that is constant is change. Just like how you express about how change is wonderful, it can be a gift it may not always seem that way in the presence but it can be if you allow it to. I like to immerse myself around supportive & positive people, music, yoga, meditation and nature.

  2. Thanks Tera.. it’s really nice to have that support and understanding. One of my favorite sayings is ‘this too shall pass’.

  3. This is a magnificent and timely post! Thank you!

    Two weeks ago, we suddenly (after 4 days of illness and surgery) lost our beloved 17 year old cat. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. Since then we have suffered other ‘losses’ as well, including the theft of an antique wrought iron gate from our side yard.

    I have cried more tears in the past 2 1/2 weeks than in the previous 10+ years of my life.

    How I cope? Trust, prayer, sleep, yoga, meditation, journaling, hugs, blogging, more sleep, listening to my body…
    In the past, I mostly liked would have pushed on though, repressing the emotions in the process. Now, I practice extreme self care and allow my emotions to flow through me. When I do that, it inevitably gets better!

    Regarding diet, I recognize that I am once again in adrenal fatigue from these incidents. Therefore, I’m backing away from caffeine, eating whole foods, aiming for 2/3 raw as much as possible and just being good to myself with positive nourishment on all fronts.

    Thanks again for this entry. I wish you all good and abundance from the Universe as you deal with your changes and embrace a new level of health, healing and opportunity 🙂

  4. When it rains it pours.. and this seems to happen to everyone, not just myself.

    Thank you for sharing your recent experience Lisa! When you say,
    ‘Now, I practice extreme self care and allow my emotions to flow through me. When I do that, it inevitably gets better!’ – I can totally relate to this. This is just what I do.. go so extreme to the ‘good’ side and the relapses (to poor food choices, negative thinking, etc) lessen greatly!

    I’m wishing all the best energy and healing to you and your family in this time. It’s my animals (1 puppy, 1 kitty) that are cuddling up with me in moments of overwhelming emotion.

    I’ve been given the experience of loss way too many times in my life and I just have to say that it is these moments, trials which lead to triumph, that have allowed me to become who I am. Loss (in any form) is inevitable, devastating, and heart-breaking, but there is another side to it and I am living proof.

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