Developing a New Attitude Toward Change
Staying present in the midst of all the change (vaccines, masks, distancing, staying home, kids not in school, buying groceries online) has been a struggle!
Have you been shouting to the Universe—“Enough is Enough!”—or have you been waiting to get back to normal?
Knowing that normal isn’t a thing anymore doesn’t always help us accept the changes. So what will help?
How we perceive our reality creates our attitude. If you are looking through a lens of
“I don’t like this!”
“I’m not accepting this as my new normal.”
“Don’t ask me to do what I don’t want to do!”
your attitude is miles away from acceptance. However, being with what “is,” without labeling it, can create what feels good in the midst of what doesn’t.
That’s a different kind of acceptance. It’s not about becoming a victim of circumstance. Instead, it’s about being grounded in this moment with understanding (usually after having a hissy fit, as I call it). Be with that anger in a healthy way until you can find yourself laughing or at least smiling at your temper tantrum.
We have accepted for too long that what we were told by parents, the police, the government, teachers, etc. was absolute truth. Or maybe you developed a healthy bit of skepticism early on in life. Either way, when we realize that our parents and just about everyone has been gaslighted, it’s hard to trust anyone or anything. We thought we knew what was going on, but then we came to understand that we didn’t.
That’s part of the struggle!
On the other hand, now that so much is coming to light, we can really dig deeply into seeing clearly what is and isn’t true. What seems to be true is that people around the earth want a lot of the same things. I’m not talking about those who operate from power and greed. I’m talking about people who care about their family, friends, and those who need their help. We may disagree about many things, but we can still care about each other.
That’s part of the triumph!
Remember that we attract energies around us based on what frequencies we put out. If we stay in the anger and distrust, we may attract more things to be angry about and more people and situations that cause distrust. We often don’t realize this until we dig deep into our own attitudes and energies.
That can be part of the struggle or perhaps we can change our attitude by seeing it as the work we do to allow our spiritual evolution.
Then, it can be part of the triumph!
There is more to say about trust and distrust, but I’ll leave that for another time. For now, please know that trust starts when we trust ourselves. That’s part of our spiritual evolution.
Trust of others comes with discernment and remembering that being human is not about being perfect. If you expect others to be perfect, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. And yet, if you are constantly on the lookout for who to distrust, life will be pretty dismal.
As we learn to access and trust our intuition, we are learning to use our discernment. What we have experienced in life and what our inner knowing tells us can become the basis for discernment.
What does that have to do with struggle and triumph? The more you understand what is going on from a place of observation, the more you understand how to navigate your life. You can make clear decisions about where to spend your energy and where to conserve that energy. You can see when an experience is part of why you came to earth this time around and what is trying to suck you into something that is not part of your authenticity.
That’s part of the triumph!
In order to get to that place of triumph. you have to be willing to get real about what is going on around you and within you. Then, you can dive deep to see where to spend your energy as part of your reason for being here. All of that has to do with releasing what’s not your highest and best, while embracing what is. This is not always easy and often requires difficult choices which are part of evolving, finding peace in the midst of chaos, and which can result in triumph in the midst of many voices of struggle.
As we change individually, we change the collective consciousness. We all evolve when we stay on track (however that works for you). We come closer to an attitude of acceptance and change which are both parts of humanity’s evolution.
Let’s find triumph in the midst of struggle. Let’s be our highest and best by seeing our world as an observer and by making choices that are aligned with our inner truth. Let’s be part of evolution!