If nothing changes, nothing changes
This month I’ve had a few of my own messages from Spirit and I must say it’s not always easy to accept their advice! I had been wondering why so much seemed to be ‘going wrong’ in my life – from floods in my apartment, the ceiling in my dining room collapsing, to two car tyres needing changing, to teeth needing extracting, to cutting my hand, an inflamed knee, and more. It was just one thing after another.
‘What on earth is going on?’ I asked my angels. ‘Why am I facing this constant stream of problems?’
It is all essentially a kick up the behind, I was told. I keep asking for certain changes in my life but I am, apparently, not doing enough to step forward into this new direction. The old structures must be released to crumble before new ones can be built and there is a part of me resisting this because, let’s face it, change is scary – even when it is change we want and have asked for.
My questions to myself, therefore, include, ‘what part of me is resisting change and why?’ and ‘what am I afraid to let go off?’
I’m sharing this with you because I know a lot of people struggle with this kind of thing. Many of us swing back and forth between wanting the excitement of growth, development and change but we also want the safety and familiarity of our comfort zones. They don’t call them ‘growing pains’ for nothing!
Is there part of you that’s resisting stepping fully into your power? Is a part of you resisting putting your heart’s desires as your top priority? Resisting putting yourself first? Resisting taking those steps to the future you dream of for fear of losing the security of the old?
Look around at the messages the Universe is giving you every day. The Universe speaks to us in a million ways all the time. From overheard conversations, to small mishaps, songs on the radio, through the behaviour of animals, birds and insects. These messages start out as subtle nudges but if we continually ignore them, the messages get louder (like your dining room ceiling literally caving in!).
Your path forward is beckoning. You can tentatively walk into your future or you can stay where you are, continually recreating the present by recycling the same thoughts, beliefs, emotions and patterns that created your current present reality. There is no right or wrong in which you choose. It comes down to what you prefer. If nothing changes, however, then nothing changes. As Einstein said, ‘doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is a sign of insanity’.
How to begin stepping into a brighter future? You don’t have to make huge and dramatic gestures. Start with little things. If you always brush your hair and teeth with your right hand, swap hands. Brush your hair and teeth with your left hand. If you always eat the same thing for breakfast, change it one morning. Always order a latte? Try a cappuccino. If you always listen to the same radio station, try a different one. Or drive without the radio on at all. Notice the phrases that habitually roll off your tongue. Say different things. For example, if you always respond to ‘how are you?’ with ‘I’m fine’ try out some new responses, ‘I’m very well, thank you’, ‘I couldn’t be better!’, ‘I’m having a wonderful day’, etc.
It’s about sending ourselves – our soul, our brain, our cells -- a message that we’re open to change. It’s about shifting our old energies and reducing the fear of breaking out of our routine. It’s about creating new neural pathways in our brain.
We are in a constant dance of creation with the Universe but we need to show willing and step onto the dance floor if we want to learn some new moves.
I shall be doing my best! Wish me luck. And let me know in the comments below about changes you’re making in your life.
Lots of love, Zoë xx
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Intuitive healer, horse whisperer and animal communicator who works with the angels to offer healing and guidance to all beings.