Change is in the air. We can all sense it with everything that's going on in the world's current events. It's had me thinking a lot about how to embrace change–how to flow downstream with it rather than struggle to hold onto the overhanging branches of the past.
In this blog post, I'm going to talk about why it's important to embrace change, how this change can be positive for us, and how to surrender to it without fear.
Why is it important to embrace change?
Change is a part of life. It is inevitable and it is the nature of our very being. Holding onto anything is not what your soul came here to do, even though it can feel scary when you don't know what's ahead.
Life is a continual steam of ever-expanding awareness, so when we can flow with that stream rather than swim against it, life becomes so much more joyful and easy.
Abraham Hicks always talks about the leading-edge and that you are apart of that leading edge, here for the ride and thrill of it all. You came here for it. I envision metaphorically our souls surfing on these eternal waves of expansion, joy, and higher awareness.
We never end, but our awareness of all that is will always be expanding, and change goes hand-in-hand with that expansion.
When we can learn to surrender and let go of our attachments, we flow with life rather than against it. We flow with the very nature of our souls, which is why it feels so good to let go.
How change can be positive
Forest fires, on the surface, appear to ravage the land and destroy so much of what we hold dear. Yet the fire has a greater purpose which benefits the forest immensely.
It clears away clutter, breaks down nutrients and minerals in the burning plants, old logs and leaves, and undergrowth so that the soil is regenerated and more fertile. A more healthy, vibrant forest is the result.
It may currently appear that a fire is ravaging our way of life, but what is actually happening is a clearing away of the old that no longer benefits us as a society. No matter how bad something may appear from your perspective, you have the choice to look towards the light rather than away from it.
The contrast we are all experiencing on personal and societal levels is sharpening the desires we've had for a long time that are calling in a better world for all of us.
We can grasp at the overhanging branches of the past, or we can let go, chill, and enjoy the ride downstream where a vibrant new world awaits us.
How to embrace change without fear
So how can we flow, surrender, and remain open whilst in the midst of seeming uncertainty and change? We do it by holding our vision and being intentional about where we allow our focus to rest.
Here are 6 ways to let go, surrender, and embrace changing times without fear.
1. Remember where your power lies
For those who believe the power is outside of them and in the hands of others, this is an especially difficult time. But when you can fully accept the concept that you create your reality, many possibilities begin to unfold for you.
Because we have for so long relied mostly on what our five senses told us is reality, this notion can be difficult to comprehend. If you can't see it with your eyes or hold it in your hand, you feel it can't really be there.
But quantum physics is changing the scientific world more and more every day. We are learning that everything is energy, and even our experiments to test things are showing results that are based on who was watching and what they were expecting.
Consciousness creates. There are infinite possibilities around you in every given moment, only to coalesce into physical form when you focus your consciousness on the possibility of it and expect it. When you look at something that is already created and you believe that's reality because that's what you see, you are actually just looking into the past.
The new is all around you in a field of quantum waves with unlimited possibilities. You can't see, taste, touch, or smell it, but it's all just as real as the other stuff you've manifested into physical form.
Bemoan what was less. Get clear on what you want and focus it into being more. Your strong desire from the contrast happening all around you is your greatest ally and will powerfully bring it in if you choose to focus in that direction instead of letting the media and your other negative thoughts derail you with "reality."
Your power lies within, not without. Keep reminding yourself of that. Current reality is a by-product. It's already happened. Why spend so much time focusing on it when you could be helping to bring in the new?
2. Choose to see the good
In every moment, we have the option to choose to see the good or the bad. Cynics would say choosing to only see the good is ignoring reality. But again, "reality" is just a by-product. It's already happened. You can't do anything with it other than enjoy it or create a better reality if you aren't liking the current one.
I have a fun process of only looking at the good stats for my website. I like to check daily for all the new keywords Dwell in Magic is ranking for on Google and which ones have improved. I completely ignore the stats that tell me which ones I've lost or declined in.
By doing this I remain more often in a state of excitement and inspiration, which only generates more fun for me. I don't have any time to waste on things that bring me down.
Every reality is real–the question is which one are you acknowledging to be true for you? Because law of attraction will serve it any way you want on a silver platter. If you want to be served poop on a platter, go right ahead because the law of attraction doesn't judge.
Focus on poop and you will get poop. Focus on the good and you will get more good.
Intentionally choose to see the good in everything and keep practicing reframing your mindset when you notice you're staring into the shadows.
3. Observe the fear without becoming it
In Eckhart Tolle's book The Power of Now, he talks about observing the moment rather than becoming sucked into it. Things that are being said in the media currently are bringing up feelings of fear for most of us, but instead of letting it take over you, just try observing it.
Remember that in this now moment, all is well. You are likely breathing, safe, and able to use your mind to direct your focus onto whatever you want.
A very beneficial process I learned in Eckhart's book was bringing my awareness into my body. Eckhart describes feeling your life-force energy moving throughout your entire body, portion by portion. It completely brings you into the present moment and into observer mode rather than reaction mode.
When you hear, think, read or are told something that triggers fear within you, try to zoom out and just observe as if you were watching a movie. Because you really are doing just that.
This is all akin to a hologram. It's a fun game to be played, but it's not as much fun when you forget this and get wrapped up in the game as if it's your only option of reality. It creates feelings of powerlessness and being trapped.
You aren't. Don't get so sucked in. Don't forget who you really are–an eternal soul here to have a joyous, rapturous expansion of awareness and love.
5. Let go and surrender
The more you can let go of your control on things and surrender to what is, the more free and light you will feel.
In order to let go, try more often to let things be as they are. Don't strategize, manipulate or plot so that things turn out the way you want them to. Just let everything be.
When you are in the now moment, you realize there is no future and no past. There is only this moment, and in this moment there is nothing to control or worry about.
Don't worry about your children–they have their own inner beings always guiding them.
Don't worry about where your abundance is going to come from–just keep doing what feels good and know that your feelings of joy will generate it.
Don't worry about the fate of humanity–love has always prevailed because that is the nature of every single person's soul, no matter how disconnected they may currently be in their human form.
Let go. Open up. Trust. Lay back and float.
6.Keep expanding towards joy
If you do this one suggestion, all of the previous ones will fall into place easily. Make it your goal every day, in as many moments as you can remember, to ask yourself what would feel good to do right now?
What would bring you joy right now?
- Sitting outside in the sunshine?
- Going for a walk?
- Working on a project?
- Hugging your children?
- Food that makes you feel good?
- Telling someone how much you love them?
- A relaxing bath and a good book?
- Watching TV?
- Playing a video game?
- Helping someone out?
- Getting joyously lost in your work?
- Getting joyously lost in your play?
- Holding a pet?
If there's something you have to do, like make dinner or do the dishes, what would make it more enjoyable for you? Maybe playing an audio book that inspires you or your favorite music.
Reaching for joy expands your life-force energy, which expands with ease your health, your wallet, and your relationships. You have this choice in every single moment.
Keep reaching for joy and you will witness the most amazing, miraculous shifts occurring daily in your reality.
Recommended reading list
Here are some books I recommend that will help you to continue embracing change and letting go without fear.
- A New Earth
- Letting Go
- The Course in Miracles Experiment (awesome daily read for cementing your mindset)
- Reality Unveiled
- The Untethered Soul
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and found something to take away with you.
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Jessica Dimas is the author of Anything Can Be: A Reference Guide for Applying the Law of Attraction.