Change. All my life I was told that nobody liked change because it was a gatekeeper to the unknown. No one ever told me that the unknown was a place of pure potentiality; where anything could manifest and life could be flipped in any direction within seconds.
When I was a teenager, I began to focus more on myself. I went vegan, resurfaced an awareness of the mind-body connection, and started developing my spirituality. These actions were seemingly small in the moment but now when I reflect back on them, I see them as the catalysts for the life that I am living now.
A few years ago, I was introduced to the idea that change is receptive to how we act, what we say, and what we think. Change is more alive than we can perceive. It is always echoing us so when we are closed-minded to change, life becomes stagnant and the flow of energy is blocked. When we are open-minded to change or even better yet welcome it into our lives, due to its inevitability, life opens up like a lotus where the flow of energy can reach all facets of our being.
In the time that I have been actively practicing this idea, I have come to a few realizations:
This “idea” about change is absolutely true. I know this because I have personally experienced both ends of the change spectrum. What I found is that staying open to change allows life to flourish. The outcome of change may not always be what we imagined it to be but if our mindsets are accepting and positive, we face less road blocks on the way.
Non-attachment. Times a million. It is easier said than done but when we establish a practice of non-attachment, the outcome of change becomes less important than change itself. We end up stirring change in our lives because it feels good to create new space. Whatever we need to experience next in live will be provided for because we created the space for it to flow into.
Love is all. Love is all that surrounds us, all that we are, all that we have been and all that we will be. When we live our lives from a place of love, anything is possible. To cultivate more love in your life, do anything that feels natural to you. For me, it is journaling, putting nourishing food and water into my body, organic movement, breathing deeply, or connecting with nature. Some days its all of the above and other days I just need to repeat “I am love” to myself in the mirror. We should only do what feels authentic in our hearts.
Sending you many blessings from somewhere I let change take me, a porch overlooking the most beautiful lake in Guatemala!