I have to look at my life and take better care of myself, I have to accept what I have to do, to birth a new version of me, committing to being who I need to be in order to do what I need to do next, not according to my old ways, taking new steps forward. Taking different actions
When I begin this part of the shift , it’s a bit like an earthquake. I get this crazy fear arise within me. My mind goes ballistic trying to create reasons why I feel so disconnected from myself, the voice in my head telling me how safe my old ways are and that I should stick within the parameters of my limiting beliefs or of what I know. For me this shows up as fear …….. There’s something wrong with me, what if, I can’t, oh no, but or I might ……..How does this show up for you? The illusion here is that I’m disconnected from myself and I don’t know what Im doing. If this was true this would be scary. The truth is that I simply need to be quiet and allow the shift to happen. To acknowledge my fears and back myself. Yes you are going to try some thing different, thats scary and you can handle it. Be still in the cracking of my earth and get curious about what is coming next and get on with it.
Now I choose to move into awareness. I check in with my body and see what I need. I calm my mind by becoming warm with myself and I take action in a way that keeps the day to day activity ball rolling and nurtures me, at the same time. I welcome the transition with Grace and Love.
I choose stillness, rest and allow inner strength to build. Feed my body with nourishing food and plenty of water, I give myself a break away from Screens (Social media, TV, movies…..) and choose to read and create, preparing for this new self to come forth. Actually bringing this new being, this new awareness into the light, realising as I go what I now need to do differently to be the person I want to be.
Yep this can be pretty messy and freaky. With awareness you make it through with the new you ready to make this world a better place simply because you are in the world and you accept yourself without apology.
Here we enter into the reconnect. Fully rebooted and ready to take on the world with a new perspective, with new ideas and productive outcomes.
If you experience this and find this a difficult place to be, here are some tips around how to be “in it” rather than ran away or create drama and miss this the opportunity of growth into a more resourceful life. Closing the gap on who you are being now to who you need to be to attain your future happy you. To unpeeled the layers that keep you in the old ways of perfectionism, overwhelm, overthinking, procrastination, stress, and mild cases of depression and anxiety. To be born out into the world to love and serve Self and those around you. Those that need what you do.
The force within serves all of us and speaks to us from the inside.
What do you need to do?
How can your skills and knowledge support those around you with out enforcing your beliefs on others?
How can you contribute with love, compassion and kindness with out selling out?
Where can you say Yes or No without becoming emotive?
What skills do you have now that bring you to where you want to be?
Some questions to help you to ponder your next steps
Here are some of the skills and tool I use and I suggest for those who are deciding to let go of the old ways and begin to live a life that moves with that greater force. That force is your truth, your calling and your why. To fight this is futile.
Give these tricks a go and please jump onto our facebook page and give some feed back, or send me an email with any questions or experiences you want to share.
1. When you feel tired rest.
Don’t deny yourself the reboot. A short yoga nidra or seated body scan can bring you a refreshing energy boost even if its just for a few moments. Let yourself go, notice and release all tension in your body. Be with your body and surrender into the feelings of tiredness. After just 5 mins you can snap out and feel fully refreshed.
2. Practice yoga first thing in the morning.
Raise your energy by doing 20 mins of asana with a focus on twists and forward bends in the beginning and backbends towards the end. This removes energy that no longer serves, then brings new energy in for the day.
3. Take some time to breathe.
Focus your mind on equal inhale and exhale, using 4 seconds as a starting place. If you can take longer smoother breaths GREAT, simply keep them the same length. Set your timer for 5 mins and see how you feel afterwards.
4. Swap out a tea or coffee for herbal tea.
Especially in the afternoon. If you need a lift anything with liquorice or fennel is delicious and has a slightly sweet taste which is great if your body is craving a little pickup. This has a natural gentle stimulating effect so not before bed. Chamomile tea is great before bed if your struggling to sleep.
5. Practice being warm with yourself.
Imagine what you would suggest or do for someone else if they felt the way you do and try it out on yourself. Imagine you are a beautiful flower bud and give yourself the affirmations and validation you need to open out to be a flower in bloom
6. Lean in
Listen to your body, understand what it is saying and give your body what it needs. Learn to understand what your body needs and what your body wants. The body holds so much intel about hoe you feel, what you need and the boundaries you keep. Listen and accept.