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Managing the Transition

In this blog I spoke about how I could feel the movement of life happening beneath my feet. It’s an exciting time, but one that can cause a certain amount of anxiety.

Letting go of something that has been held so dear to you for so long is hard. Letting go of something that you’ve invested a lot of time or money in is especially hard. So how can we ‘go with the flow’ in this transition period to ensure that we are embracing the opportunities that lie ahead?

Embrace the emotion

This involves firstly being aware of the emotion and naming it. Is it fear? Excitement? Anger? This awareness brings the attention and energy focus to inside your body. With increased awareness comes a connection between our emotions, intellect and logic. And this is magic!

A healthy relationship with our emotions allows us to break behavioural and mindset patterns that occur in our life. It helps you feel the transition and go with it.

Practise acceptance

At the last Empowered Woman Retreat one of the participants said to me “what if I don’t agree with something going on in my life? How can I accept it?” She had become aware of the emotion attached with the situation, but her logic brain couldn’t accept it and therefore she couldn’t move past it.

My answer is you don’t have to agree with it, or like it, in order to accept it.

Radically accepting what you are feeling, experiencing or sensing will help you during this transitional period. This brings us into the present and aware of the opportunities that may normally pass us by.

Be open and conscious

Awareness, acceptance and then allowing the transition to happen automatically brings us into the present moment. When we are fully in the present, you are grateful, our enjoyment increases, the feeling of peace is more obvious, relationships improve. The list is endless! But most of all being present brings clarity which means that we are more open to seeing the possibilities that are laid out in front of us.

Transitional periods in our life can make us feel a little off balance or out of control. But by remembering to embrace, accept and be present we can bring back a sense of peace to the changes happening around and within us. And who knows where that may take you?