Another year has gone by and it’s time to say goodbye to 2019! How has it been for you?
For me, this year has been a succession of change. A lot of unexpected things happened along the way, some of which were good, some challenging and some sad. The best by far was MAP and the saddest was my dear 18 year old cat.
As I think about change, I’m reminded of how the Buddhists say the only constant in life is impermenance. Everything from the micro to the macro is always in a state of change. Nothing stays the same forever.
Reflections on change
Depending on how we see it, change is both welcome and unwelcome.
When the change we desire comes knocking, we embrace it wholeheartedly. But when undesired change comes round, we tend to revolt, grind to a halt, or put up a lot of passive resistance. That’s only natural, because we’re hardwired to protect ourselves and survive. It was definitely helpful when life was much harsher, but maybe less so in these modern times.
Change is a constant friend (or foe?) for women. Their bodies change from month to month or even week to week with the ebb and flow of hormones, their name and legal status changes with marriage, their role in life changes with childbirth, their expectations change with age. Women have also been met with society’s resistance to women changing, too.
This isn’t to say that men don’t experience change. Certainly they do as they progress in life and take on different roles and responsibilities. But compared to women, the change doesn’t seem to happen with as much flux. It happens in longer stages and sometimes it sneaks up on them without noticing. This can manifest as the mid life crisis that seems to hit men harder than women.
Although it might not be welcome at first, change can be a huge turning point. An opportunity to shed what no longer serves you and break out of your mold. It requires a lot of self reflection, perseverance and willingness to get used to being uncomfortable while going through this process, for sure. But the reward waiting on the other side is that you learn so much about how to live life and deepen your belief in yourself.
I suppose that’s one of life’s lessons: to learn how to ride the currents without getting lost and still carve out the life we want to live.
Personally I have to credit the Emotion Code, Body Code and now MAP for making change much easier to navigate. I sincerely hope that they’ve helped you, too!
With these musings in mind, I wish that every change you experienced in 2019 has brought you valuable gifts. Every session I had with you has changed me for the better, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart ♡
May you have a happy new year and see you again in 2020!
In love and light,