Top Ten Tips for Transitions without TraumaWritten by Jean R. Charles
Life is a series of transitions – some huge, some small; some chosen by us, and others forced upon us. We experience transitions in all areas of our lives including career, family, beliefs, relationships, physical and emotional states, etc. The process of going through a life transition is stressful at best and may even be traumatic. The challenges of process can be opportunities to learn and grow. The following tips can help you move through transitions of your life with strength, confidence and success. 1.Realize that change is constant. You have successfully completed many transitions in your life thus far. Remember what strategies worked for you and adapt them to your current situation. Make a list of past successes and how you achieved them. Consider which of these strategies can help you in your current situation. 2.Stay focused in present. Know that where you are is exactly where you should be. Complete what you need to in order to move on. You are in this transition for a reason – look for lessons in process. Keeping a journal can help you track where you are in process and teach you what work is needed for you to progress. 3.Have a vision of best outcome for you. Know where you want to go and who you want to be in new situation. Even if you did not choose change, you have choices about where and who you will be. Have a strong intention about what this looks like for you. Take time to envision your best outcome and get it on paper in some form – write about it, draw it, make a collage, etc., and then post it where you will see it often. 4.Stand back and observe. See that this transition does not represent your whole life. It may impact many areas of your life and through it all you will still be you. Journaling can help you see whole picture of your life and identify your core values, your purpose and mission. You can change careers, zip code, family situation and yet real you will not change. 5.Stick with your own stuff. Those close to you will have their own concerns and fears about how this change will affect them. They may try to influence your decisions to their advantage. Be compassionate but don’t let them unload their stuff on you. 6.Seek Support Find at least one person who will really listen to you without judgment. The right family member, friend, or coach could provide encouragement, perspective and momentum to support you through process. Speak with this person at least weekly and call on them when you need extra support.
Awakening Yourself to AbundanceWritten by Francoise Rapp
The principle of abundance is revealed in many ancient teachings. Sacred writings reveal that outer world is reflection of inner world -- as above so as below. We are surrounded by an abundance of love, joy, money and health. The amount of our intake, however, is equal to limitations we place on our emotions, behaviors, thoughts and actions.
Our inherent belief system is what blocks constant flow of abundance. For instance, you may have learned as a child that you cannot ask for more than what you have. Or maybe you were taught that once you receive abundance, you are going to lose it. Perhaps you were even told that it is there for others but not for you, that you are not worthy. By continuing to harbor these beliefs, you have essentially disconnected yourself from abundance and unconsciously refuse it.
In order to live an abundant life filled with love, money, health and joy, we need to reduce our limitations. This can be done through meditation, developing insight, acknowledging divine presence within, saying affirmations, and trusting universal abundance. Rather than focusing on results, we should focus on source of their creation: ourselves.
Below, I offer several aromatherapy blends and affirmations to help you make right changes, embrace life and enjoy all its abundant gifts.
Each aromatic blend should be prepared in a 10-ml bottle. Pour essential oils first, and then add organic vegetable oil to fill (sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed, etc.).
Prepare blends and participate in affirmations while in a meditative state. Find a quiet place and sit very comfortably. Take a few deep breaths to fully relax and clear your chatting mind. Apply blends on third eye, solar plexus and heart chakra. Take a few deep breaths again. Say affirmation aloud. Close your eyes. Hold vision for 10 or 15 minutes. Practice on a daily basis.