Why Change?

the_moon_goddess_by_ldragomir593-d683kimThe Life that lies deep within us awaits its full expression outside of us…

Have you ever wondered why the very idea of change causes feelings of apprehension, hesitation, resistance, and even fear? Have you ever felt any of these emotions?

Most of us have, especially when it comes to changing even a little something in our daily routine. We have grown accustomed to and are comfortable with how things are in this moment, right? So, why upset the apple cart so to speak? Believe it or not, change is happening within each and every moment whether we are aware of it or not. Simply reading this article is changing something within you, just as my writing is changing something within me. Our brains are pulsating with every thought or idea that is moving through us right now. Our minds are trying to process those same thoughts into some sort of semblance.  Perhaps to connect them with what we already believe to be the truth of who we are from the perspective of our intellect. And then we have our hearts trying to discern whether or not these ideas resonate with us on an emotional or feeling level. All of which are the beginnings of possible change within us all…that is, if we so choose to allow ourselves to follow its call.

Many of us continue to challenge the very idea of change which may have been influenced by our own thoughts, the thoughts of others, and the thought we hear through the pulse of the collective consciousness. So, we may need to consider paying closer attention to what we allow into our heart and minds to be certain that they are in alignment with our own way being. Please keep in mind that embracing the thoughts we hearbutterfly-in-nature-iphone-wallpaper_07a39cc7e11ff58dbdcdb140860a1965_raw.jpg is a very subtle thing. We may not even know when it is happening, or that it happens at all. That is why we are encouraged to become more aware and in tune with our own authenticity.

Whether or not we need to change something in our lives depends of course on the individual. There may be times when we may feel something stirring within us without really understanding what is happening. This “stirring” is in reality something moving within our soul to change something within us to allow more of our true self to come forward into the light. Let us explore the notion that every thought we have is an intention. Every thought begins either in our mind or our heart and is highly creative depending on the level of energy behind it. Therefore, every thought we entertain in our mind whether they be on a conscious or subconscious level is creating some form of change within us, again because every thought is an intention. This happens naturally because of the spiritual laws and principles through which we are governed, i.e. the Law of Attraction, the Law of Gravity, and so on.

There may be times when we set a subconscious intention where we find ourselves in the throes of circumstances that we may not understand at first glance. For instance, many years ago I became very disenchanted with how my life was going to say the least, and simply wanted some peace in my life. While I was not really aware of setting intentions at the time, I remember appealing to God shouting, “I just want some peace in my life!” in sheer desperation. What ensued was anything but peaceful.  I was strongly urged to make some major life decisions after that outburst which included breaking up a long-standing romantic relationship, resigning from my career that I had cultivated for many years, and dealing with some very painful family issues. Fortunately for me, I felt something very powerful within me that knew these changes were necessary in order for me to experience the peace I longed for…although didn’t realize that in the first moments of crying my eyes out. This was an “aha” moment in which I came to the realization that how could I experience peace, when all of these things I was carrying around with me were continually creating unhappiness and discord in my life…the exact opposite of what living a life of peace could be? Would you agree that my desperation was indeed an intention in which great change was the only way for me to move forward? Was change necessary in this case?

nW0g7tiThis is one of the subtle yet powerful ways in which significant change occurs. We may not always accept it as such, especially when there is great pain involved. The key is to remember that whenever we are feeling something that is not in keeping with our level of comfort, that some form of change is taking shape within us. And when we allow ourselves to trust in the natural processes of life, we will find ourselves going with the flow more easily and open to healing whatever needs to be healed. By the way, healing is in fact one of the greatest changes we can experience, on both a physical and emotional level. Are you considering whether or not change is necessary in your own life?

So, what is the process of how our “intentional” intentions come to fruition? Since we continue to learn and grow along our journey of life, most of us will continually want to bring in new and fresh ideas to enhance our life’s experiences. These of course will change the very course of our actions and the direction in which we will continue to grow. We will first feel the need or desire to change something moving within us, even when we do not recognize it as such. And when we are truly ready to move forward, this change will manifest itself outside of us in life altering ways. We have to keep in mind that we will only demonstrate or manifest our intentions to the degree of the energy or passion behind them. And in order for them to come to light in the manner of our greatest potential, we must also be clear in our thinking without outlining every detail. Outlining the outcome only limits our potential, and may keep us stuck in “what has always been”. We are encouraged to trust in the natural process of life and open ourselves up to the outpouring of all that is possible through the incredible power that lies within us.

Sometimes our physical circumstances necessitate our need to make changes in our lives. We could be undergoing great changes with regard to our job or career situations, physically moving to another home or state, changes within the family dynamics, and other life-altering morning-light-fantasy-vladimir-kholostykhcircumstances. How do we handle those kinds of changes? Each one of us handles change from our own perspective based on what we may have experienced before or what we believe could happen within the change itself. This is what is known as resistance or fear of the unknown.  We are always at choice as to whether or not change is necessary in our own lives. Perhaps we are perfectly happy with the way things are. And even when we feel an inner urge or something changing within us, we may still not want to make any changes.  At least not now.  There is no right or wrong here, it is simply a matter of choice.

Many times changing anything in life may mean a temporary shift toward one end of the spectrum to the other, or seemingly in an unbalanced state. While this may occur, the natural process of life will work through this imbalance bringing everything back to center.  We are simply encouraged to trust it.

Creating change can be a positive and empowering experience when we look at them from the perspective of our spiritual growth and personal evolution without judgment or compromising our authenticity. Creating change is about remembering who we are from our Soul level which means beings present in our natural state of being in physical form.

So, the question remains, Is change really necessary? Or could the real question be, Are you open to change?

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.  Namaste’

In Love, Light and Divine Inspiration,

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

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Reflections of the Soul

LadyByPoolOfWater-Fantasy-AnimatedWhen we reflect on our life and the experiences thereof, our Soul reflects back to us profound clues and insights into our true nature and what is most beneficial to our well-being…

As we enter the New Year, let us move gracefully forward on our pathway with a sense of renewed enthusiasm knowing that all we have experienced this past year has brought us deeper into our spiritual journey.  We have seen many changes in our own lives as well as in the world around us.  We have had triumphs and circumstances that have challenged us.  We have been inspired by others and have been an inspiration.  We have fulfilled many dreams.  We have given our gifts of love and support to those in need here and abroad.  We have supported each other.  We have done our part to protect the planet and our environment.  We have taken care of our families and friends alike.  We have lost loved ones, and have welcomed new souls.  All of these things and more have been ingrained into our Soul with a resounding yet gentle force so that we can grow more profoundly into our greatness.

Our Soul holds within it everything that has ever occurred in our lives.  It is the core of our being…our memory bank.  Therefore, reflecting on what we have lived during the past year could give us many insights into the things we may want to change or improve upon.  Perhaps we will feel a sense of fulfillment and are inspired to do more in the way of making a difference in the world.   Whatever it may be, taking time to reflect invokes the Divine Spirit within and along with our magnificent Soul can help us refocus our energies into living more in alignment with who we are in our wholeness…our authentic self.

The ebbs and flows of life are something beautiful to observe because each movement brings the promise of life unfolding in ways we may not even recognize.  Everything we have gone through this past year, and throughout our whole life for that matter,  has brought us to this point in our lives.  Regardless of whether we reveled in our light or we spent time in our own darkness, each experience has contributed to our evolution in life-altering ways.

For instance, it is easy to see beauty in the times when we have experienced joy.  Joy is immeasurable and has the potential for expressing itself in miraculous ways.  It is infectious.  It radiates from within and outwardly into our experiences with an incredible force of vibrant energy.  Conversely, what about those times when we have felt angry or disappointed with a situation or the people involved?  Do we see the beauty in these moments?  Are we open to exploring the wisdom behind these circumstances?  Are we open to the idea that these experiences are clues into something within us that may be asking for change?  Are we ready to accept our Soul reflecting back to us our own truth?

Reflecting on these things does require that we become completely honest with ourselves.  Living in any kind of denial limits our potential for growth.  We are encouraged to explore the emotions that come up during challenging times.  When our feelings are hurt for example, could we have unknowingly projected our own expectations into the situation and onto the people involved?  Recognize that when we do this, we set ourselves up to feel hurt.  None of us thinks exactly the same way about anything in life, whether it be about love, traditions, family, religion, politics, etc.  It is only when we learn to let go of what we expect others to be, that we will find a kind of inner peace that can transcend any hurtful feeling or emotion.

Everything happens for a reason.  There are no coincidences in the people we encounter or the things that occur in our interactions.  We may or may not come to know the reason, but have faith that there is always something beautiful that comes out of any situation.   We need only to be open to seeing it.  By the way, it is of the utmost importance to love and accept who we are in our totality…what we deem our light and that which we call our dark or shadow side.  So, when we are faced with challenging situations, let’s give ourselves permission to feel all of our emotions regardless of what they are.  It is my belief that when emotions and feelings are not acknowledged with care, they will be expressed unconsciously in ways that may not be in our best interest or anyone else in our environment.

We are encouraged however, to gently process our feelings and emotions and allow ourselves to be still trusting that we are always guided.  And when we are truly ready, more will be revealed in the form of divine wisdom letting us know how to move forward.  Our truth will vibrate warmly within us with a greater sense of acceptance and compassion not only for ourselves but for everyone involved.  Reflections based on this premise will go far in our making decisions and choices that keep us living in our own integrity.  Our Soul knows what that is, and our Spirit definitely knows how to help us get there.

We will encounter many heart-opening surprises throughout our journey back into our wholeness, we need only to become aware of the form they have taken. And surprises, much like any other experience are filled with the promise of revealing the truth about where we have been, where we are now, and where we may be heading.  Being open to life and our unfoldment is a beautiful thing…it makes us more grateful for every experience and the beautiful people who make them come alive.

So, what does this upcoming year hold for us?  May I suggest…whatever we want to create and put into beautiful motion.   No need to make New Year’s resolutions from my perspective.  There is nothing to resolve…we just continue evolving in consciousness right from where we are now in this moment.  Let us simply take time to reflect and make everyday a New Beginning.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.

Much Love and many Peaceful Blessings in the New Year.  Namaste’.

 

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.