Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Time of Transition

Every positive change - every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness - involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, or initiation. I have never found an exception. Dan Millman

Each change in life is an opportunity for growth, but change can't take place without a period of transition from letting go of the old to embrace the new. These transition periods may be almost unnoticeable or painfully profound, depending upon the situation. At times like this, we may want to cling to the familiar, but change requires that we accept the transitional state and move through it. This is part of the process.

Do you ever feel stuck, like you're spinning your wheels and going nowhere? Or everything is at a stand-still in limbo? Or you're leaving something behind, but not yet moving in a new direction? Sometimes this can feel like a dark tunnel with no way out and no end to it. A change is taking place, and you're in transition.

The next message you need is right where you are. Ram Dass

We're a society of activity, going and doing. And being in a tunnel, waiting for something new to enter, can bring up all kinds of negative emotions. You fret and stew because nothing is happening. I can't just sit here and do nothing. Well, why not? There's purpose in everything that happens, and transitions are a gift. They're times for inner work, reflecting upon life as you know it, examining what worked in the past but is no longer useful, a time to know yourself better and gain strength from that still small voice inside upon which you can always depend.

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into chrystal clearness. Mahatma Gandi

When you find yourself in a transition tunnel, pay attention to your thoughts. Are they taking you into despair or are they lifting your spirits to a higher level? Sometimes you can't change what is happening or not happening. But while you do what is yours to do during this time, you can quiet your mind and listen for direction. Know that this is a time of preparation for the next step on your journey. Allow your life to unfold in a peaceful way, stronger than you were.

I wish you an easy road ahead with blessings you never imagined.


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