Friday, November 11, 2011
Fall is symbolic of letting go of old withered leaves, letting them change color, and then drop, knowing that eventually, new fresh leaves will grow to replace the old.
Change in our own lives has a cycle as well. It works best to ALLOW and even WELCOME change, by realizing that whatever has left our lives, needed to leave (exactly at the time it did). What is not meant-to-be for your life, needs to make a swift exit -- otherwise what IS meant to be for you will become blocked, leading to unhappiness.
Just as it would be odd if a tree insisted on clinging to its old brown leaves, insisting they were once green, we too need to shed the leaves in our lives, so that we can regrow fresh new bright green leaves.
To give yourself a fresh fall new-life, write down these 6 questions. Leave them on your desk for 1-3 days. Don't force yourself to answer them, but simply repeat the questions to yourself -- see what comes up for you. You may have an immediate answer, or you may be surprised with a dream or random event that seems to answer the question for you.
1) WHAT IS BEST FOR ME? __________
2) WHAT THOUGHTS SHOULD I BELIEVE? (WHICH ONES WILL HELP ME MOST?) __________
3) WHAT AM I FEELING RIGHT NOW? __________
4) WHAT DO I NEED TO LET GO OF/OR CHANGE? __________
5) WHAT DO I NEED TO START AND COMMIT TO? __________
Your next step will be to start taking small daily actions, using what you discovered in question #5. This cements your process and leads to speedy results.