We get ourselves all “stressed out” trying to “fit in” to our environment.
We have been doing that since we were children.
We make adjustments to our way of acting or thinking so that we feel congruent in our lives.
We blend in, we schmoose and we go with the flow.
If the truth were known, now that we’ve perfected our adaptations, we’d prefer NOT to change.
Life in the rut may not be very adventurous, but at least it’s predictable.
Why Change When It’s Easier Not To (NOT)?
Why would we want to change anyway?
Do you remember the first time you wished your life or some circumstance of it was different
How did you know that it wasn’t satisfactory as it was?
Did you just think it?
Did someone tell you?
Maybe you even got ill. Or did you feel a sense of dissatisfaction welling up from within.
Did you manage to squelch that yearning, or did you try to get out of the rut?
Very often people try to change by adding more to their lives – more experience (work, sex, travel or activities), more input (books, TV, movies, music or computers), and more stuff (possessions and money)!
Trying to change by repeatedly doing something that hasn’t worked in the past won’t help.
Resolution for Change
We must stop moving away from our centers in order to find peace. The self that needs to be found can be found and is there when we look under the accumulation of stuff we call our lives.
Why don’t we all just do it then?
How is it possible that we can fight to stay in a situation (rut) that we desperately want out of?
How many contradicting opinions are there within us, that we can both accept and reject a situation at the same moment in time?
First of all, we need to awaken to the knowledge that resolution is possible. Then we need to seek out, request, be drawn to or stumble over a method that works for us.
So many have gone before on this. They have been able to tap in to the collective unconscious and bring back answers. The important thing to note is that these fore-goers were not unique.
We can all do this. If you ask the aspect of yourself that knows something much better is possible to show you how things could be, what would it show you?
Is that vision of what is possible within your frame of reality? Would you be willing to do whatever it takes to make that vision a reality?
We claim we are seeking change but is it possible that we have changed too much already from the whole and perfect beings we started out as?
We need to change back to the authentic selves, which were deserted long ago?
Another way to describe this move toward the authentic self is this; by moving back toward the wholeness that we all once knew, we are actually moving forward to become fully ourselves, beings for whom change is not a problem.
So, change, as we refer to it, is really the search for the real, whole authentic self.
In our efforts to heal we may feel like we have gained peace, clarity, ability, health or self respect but, we have actually solved or removed that which inhibited us from knowing we had these qualities all along.
Where we are going is where we have come from. As we move closer to our authentic selves we realize that what we are missing, what we yearn to change to and where we are going is a reconnection with all that is, the great I AM.