How do you Find Your Way and navigate during Times of Change and Upheaval? What’s been your internal experience when things are falling apart, changing, tumultuous?
Most people want some kind of change in their lives. Better health, more fun, more money, a new car, you want someone to change their behavior, a new this or improved that.
Sometimes when things around you fall apart, you want to know the answers, you get impatient, or even feel a little resistance. All these are common.
Almost everyone experiences some level of stress or resistance during these times. It might seem harder to stay connected with your deeper self, and to listen, really listen to your soul, and to your deepest desires during these times.
Usually, these changes mean living life in an entirely, different way.
Recently my basement flooded during a severe rainstorm. Four rooms, including carpets, got water logged, and ruined.
The gutters were clogged…
…even tough precautions have been made for this not to happen!
At the same time, the downstairs bathtub backed up spewing yucky stuff….
…. and the outdoor drains to the entrance of my office backed up.
Three significant issues showed up at the same time. Each needed a separate solution.
I had a lot of choices about how to respond and react.
Some were centered, some not so much!
Here are a five tips to help you navigate, ’ride with the tide’ and ‘go with the flow’:
It is so simple, and yet not so easy to breath deep, breath into what is happening when you are stressed and feeling encumbered
with all that needs to be done!
Often at these junctures, you look into the future and get overwhelmed. Breathing can help bring you back into the moment.
“New Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ~ Lao Tzu
Breath and find patience for things to unfold.
Sounds easy, not always simple!
“Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” ~Lao Tzu
Find your center, breath into your center. And continue to drop down into your center…
…even when things are not looking up.
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu
What helps you find and feel your ground? Movement is needed for me to find and feel my ground. From Tai Chi to walking meditations, to riding my horses this helps ground my energy and keep things flowing.
“What is firmly rooted cannot be pulled out.” ~ Lao Tzu
5. Go Within.
Deep inside your heart of hearts, lies the gateway to all that is subtle and wonderful….
…Regardless of what appears before you.
“When turmoil rules, go within.” ~ Lao Tzu
Remember that change can become the vehicle for your “right” destination.
Going deep within can bring you to new territory inside, with new insights so you can see what is truly needed beyond the outer turmoil.
Each experience brings this opportunity….
… if we choose to go within, with patience, so we can see what arises after the mud settles and the waters clear.