Change begins when we consider the possibility that there might be another way
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
The ebb and flow of the tide - it comes in propelling us forwards, and in going out, pulls us
backwards. It’s natural.
If you are always seeing things through a fear-filled mind-set, you are creating stress,
and stress creates dis-ease. Change your attitude, form new more positive, life enhancing
thoughts and the body responds.
We fear change – as we want guarantees that things will work out ok. Here’s the truth;
there are no guarantees. And what transpires may be way beyond even our wildest
But what if we were to embrace, face, and replace that fear a with an openness to and faith and
trust in what life has to offer and given the abundance of what the Universe, Nature, has to offer,
we are likely to get much more than our tiny minds could imagine or constrain.
The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives. Armistead Maupin
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had. Henry Ford, adapted by Tony Robbins
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands. Clint Eastwood
For things to change, you must change
For things to get better, you must get better
Change is constant. We need only look at the weather and the seasons, at nature. that ebb and flow.
Even the body is constantly changing; based on the estimates of quantum biology, you have a brand new stomach lining every 4 days, new skin every 30 days, a new liver in 6 weeks, even the skeleton is replaced every three months.
So change can be natural and doesn’t have to be tough. Though indeed, it isn’t always plain sailing.
Change involves transition – with many aspects of change we don’t just decide to change one moment and change arrives immediately. It is processes of transitioning…faltering starts perhaps, steps forward and maybe some back, making great progress one moment and then feeling stuck the next. Sometimes it’s as if we are flooded with ideas and inspired, the next we are in a void.
But even when we feel that void, as if we are stuck, as if nothing is happening, even starting to slip backwards, we may actually be doing as a runner does on the starting block, backing up to get the runner’s start.
In this time of transition, of flux, our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and habits are also in flux. Old ones are being challenged and the ego will want to hold on to them. The ego mind will want us to cling on to the familiar, and even though the familiar is no longer working, the familiar has the comfort of an old blanket. But if it isn’t working – why hang on?
Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done, a spring clean if you will, to make way for and welcome in the new. At such times we need trust, in ourselves and in our Higher Mind that all is working out in perfect, Divine right order.
So often change has a deeper meaning, to move us from living in a lower level of consciousness, to a higher one, from moving from the third dimension, to fifth dimensional living. To wake up.
Every change for the greater good, to a higher level of awareness, will involve what seems a rite of passage. Nothing new. We’ve had them all our lives – going through life stages which we celebrate even although we know not what they bring. Such rites, not all pleasant, include:-
Circumcision (male and female)
Toilet training – with its rewards and “punishments”
First day at primary school, at secondary school, at University
The Jewish Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Coming of age – I remember the fuss when I hit the age of 16 and was told it was time to leave school
The high school prom and debutante’s ball
Losing one’s virginity
First communion / eucharist
Entering the twilight years
Typically, rites of passage have three phases: separation, or the leaving and letting go of one phase, liminality, the middle stage which brings with it a period of confusion and disorientation when we are aware that the old is not working but we haven’t quite yet entered the new, and then incorporation of the new ways, the new world.
3rd, 4th, and 5th Dimensional Living
In terms of the process of life overall, in these times of accelerated change, few of us have a point of reference for the journey, there are no landmarks it seems or events we can point to and say, “This is what is happening.” But we can look at it in terms of dimensional living, moving from the 3rd, through the 4th, to the 5th. But what do those dimensions mean>
3rd Dimension: is the world we knew and grew up in and is currently collapsing. It is a time in our evolution which is quite rigid, and characterised by polarity (good/bad, rich/poor, black/white, right/wrong), conditions (if I do this you must do that), judgement and a measuring of time as if it really were just about past, present and future. The energy of time and experience feels heavy and dense.
4th Dimension: is dimension where people start to wake up, become aware that 3d dimensional living is not all there is, there has to be something else, we become more aware and conscious. We accept that our every thought has an effect and in many respects, without blame, creates our lives. Our thoughts become things, we realise they have energy. Think negatively of someone even at the far end of the world, and they will somehow pick up on it.
Our past is now felt more as history; simply information rather then something you to hang on to, constantly reliving. We can make new choices for a new life. We pay more attention to the moment of NOW and make conscious choices, rather than just react to the world, with our new beliefs, thoughts, actions, and vibrational energy. The energy is lighter and less dense.
If you see this progression, this transition, as walking up a ladder then we will move up and down, the less and less, will the movement be down and backward. But some people, not yet awake, cling steadfastly to the lower rungs, living life through their limitations and negative thinking. Not everyone is on this accelerated path of ascension.
5th Dimension: is the place, the space, the energy which is often referred to as the new gae, or the Now Age, the New Earth based on an understanding that we are all interconnected, we are each a Spark of the One Divine Source (in a non-religious sense) and live in a unity consciousness, of thoughtfulness, mindfulness, compassion and collaboration.
We live life in present time, not the past or future. Polarity, conditions, judgements, no longer exist. We co-create fully with ourselves and Universe and with each other, often manifesting instantly – our thoughts become reality in the NOW.
In a 5D world you are conscious of being conscious – of being aware. Fear, need of safety, lack of trust don’t exist. Although we have male and female, our feminine and masculine energies blend together in harmony. You are more flexible, fluid, and there is a sense that your energy is different, often faster. Your vibrational frequency is different, the language you use t describe experience changes (hence why some of you still in the 3rd and 4th dimensions may find the language in this paragraph slightly jarring and you will seek to judge it.) Essentially that Spark of Divine Lighting within you shines out to all around you. The energy is of lightness of being, living in a consciousness of unity.
War and terrorism exist in the 3rd dimension, it’s my God versus yours, my way and not yours, I’m right and you are wrong? It leads to separation, territorialism, and strife and disease. The 5th dimension is of ease, and peace, and being healthy whole, and complete.
Where would you rather reside?
"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, of initiation. I have never found an exception."
Asleep or awake
Sometimes we just need to wake up. Let me shout that again – wake up. When we wake up and open or eyes, we see the world in a new way, we experience it in a new way, with clarity, understanding and difference. That’s change.
So change doesn’t have to be this massive decision followed by a whole load of actions, the very thought of which keeps us fear-filled and stuck in the status quo. Committing to the change is what it takes and change means getting into the flow of what’s right and on purpose.
Once we say Yes – the Universe conspires. On this, there is a very famous quote of W.H. Murray, Explorer on a Scottish Himalayan Expedition, valuable to remember should you feel in a rut, void, or stuck:-
“But when I said that nothing had been done, I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"
Instead of “I have to change” or "I should change" both of which imply that what you are currently doing is wrong, a mind-set of the 3rd Dimension, go through this small but profound routine, if you choose or feel called.
Where in my life would I like to see change e.g. better health, healthier relationships, better finances, deeper spiritual connection.
What’s been lost, what’s missing, what’s lacking?
Really, how are things right now in my life? My health, my work, my relationships, my mobility, my attitudes etc.? If I were to give each a score from 0 to 10 where 0 equals really bad and 10 equals the best ever, what score would I give for each?
If I turn the gap over what is the score and how I would prefer it to be, and if I let go of my little-self-mind having to work out how to fill the gap, and if instead I call on my higher-self-mind and enter silence, contemplation, relaxation, or meditation or even prayer, what ideas, over time, come into mind? If you are unused to working this way, give it time.
But if the ego, the little-self-mind, decides it wants to work things out, what would I like to achieve? What outcomes would tell me I had achieved?
What’s standing in the way of achieving? How do I sabotage myself?
(To repeat:- if you keep on doing and thinking what you’ve always done and thought, nothing will change. You will only get the same results.)
Do a bit of clearing? What do I need to stop, let go of, cleanse? In my thinking, attitudes, habits, behaviours.
What can I now let go of? What can I make way for? How open am I to the new, even with no guarantees?
What may happen if I do not embrace change?