THE MANY SHADES OF BLUE
To move forward in life, surrender to change is essential and painful, if not embraced. Change always involves risk. Within each of us, risk can create powerful emotions: hesitation, procrastination, anxiety, discomfort or resistance. Some of us will be excited and ready for such change. Some may feel confused or doubtful when we experience these emotions. We may experience fear of loss, pain, or even fear of more pain. No wonder we go to any lengths to resist change!
Change can begin with the thoughts "I've had enough" or "there must be more than this". Looking at what you want and do not have yet is an indication that you are on the way. Change may also begin in the form of a feeling or a good-bye. Many of us would rather divorce, die or live with dis-ease than jump into the void. Why is this so difficult?
Many of us accept that we can only change ourselves. Therein lies our greatest power. There will be changes in our outer world as well that will take place when we totally let go. We may not know the next step to take or how to take it. We have no idea of what the outcome of change may be.
The season is blue. Change creates endings to what is now and places it in the past. The future is yet unknown. Awareness of the loss, grieving the change whether it is a desired one or forced upon us, change is a process that takes us to a new place. Mourning has broken.