We are at that time of year when we try to gain a new perspective on life, turn over a “new leaf” and create more of the life we have always wanted. Of course, given the COVID pandemic and other problems we are all facing, it may seem ridiculous to consider making changes or dreaming of a better life. It may seem like the deck is stacked against us but that is because so much of our social space is focused on what can go wrong not what can go right.
There is a lot of hope in the world. So many people are working to keep hope alive through their individual efforts of showing up daily to do their part. It is touching to see how many people believe in the good in people and the world.
It may be difficult to sustain hope, but personally, I think it is one of our most important tasks right now. That begs the question, how do we move forward?
Why Is Change So Difficult?
Naturally, when we are moving forward into a New Year, we are considering changes. So often when we try to make changes it is hard to make them stick. It is a strange phenomenon that with the best of intentions we often find change difficult. It is not simply a matter of character – if that was all we needed, changes would be easy. It is not just a matter of will. We only have so much energy and free will. Serious changes require more than will.
Creating change requires a number of things. We need to:
- identify what change we want so we need to know what we want.
- develop a practice to ensure that we do what is needed to reach our goals.
- become a part of the process and surrender to it.
- consider our perspective: is it helping or hurting us?
- remove inner energetic and emotional blocks.
When we seek change to escape where we are we are essentially rejecting the present and as a result, createing negative energy in ourselves which then attracts more negative energy. So what do we do to change this?
The Important Perspective We Need
Often we initiate change because we are in pain or frustrated. These are natural feelings when life is difficult which is an accurate description of life right now. Nonetheless, when we try to create something new or different, the energy that is the springboard for what we are trying to accomplish is very important.
One important key to making successful change is to create from an inner feeling of being happy in the present. If you are creating by rejecting the present then you will receive rejection in return. When we change our energy, we automatically invite in something new and that something can be what you really want.
When you accept the present you are not saying that you are liking everything. You are saying that you recognize that life is a process and you are working with what is as you move forward. This perspective enables you to be respectful of the present and past as you try to make improvements. There is less energy of conflict when you do that. Conflict like all other energies invites more of the same. So if you can shift your perspective it may become easier to create what you want. That is a much easier way to start the New Year. To learn more about manifesting, check out our new program in the box below.
Wishing you a wonderful 2022!