For example I have a yearning to clean out the closets these days, but not much time to do it. So instead I take one small step a day. I try on one outfit I've not worn in awhile and if I don't immediately like it, I set it aside to donate. Granted, this is a slow process, but it feels good. It creates movement.
I've had to look at my activities too. I've slowly let my time in nature slide away. Now that the weather is nice, however, I've re-prioritized and reorganized so I can get outside once again. My hikes give me the energy to accomplish even the things I set aside more quickly.
I've even been examining my beliefs to see what needs to change. For example, I've had a belief that it is normal to go through a "detox" reaction after dramatically increasing my energy flow. I learned that from many spiritual teachers over the years, have witnessed many others who have the same reaction and assumed "that's just the way it is." However, since our beliefs filter pure love into our experienced reality, I'm trying out new ones... "I don't have to detox! I just shift in a joyful way." Reality is starting to mirror this new belief. After some big energy work a few weeks ago my throat started to get scratchy and I felt a cold trying to come in. In the past I would have said, "Oh... Sigh... Another detox." This time I said to my body, "We're not doing that any more. We shift in joy now." The cold never took hold. It left without a trace in less than 24 hours.
Every day I'm making small choice, small changes, and small shifts in my thinking to create a life that is even more joyful, and authentic. You can too!
Here are a few tips to make easy changes this week...
1. Examine Your Stuff as You Use it
Does the squeaky door bother you? Does an outfit no longer look good? Does the junk drawer in the kitchen drive you crazy? If some "thing" in your life is no longer serving you fix it, ask for help with it, or get rid of it. If you can't afford to change now, start asking your angels for help!
I once realized that I had been suffering through a "cord drawer" in my office that made me nuts. It was such a simple thing but every time I opened that drawer, I groaned and my energy went down. So I asked the angels for a solution. Two days later I was in a store and saw cheap jewelry organizers... on sale! Now all my little USB cords sit in pretty little compartments where I can easily find them. This is such a simple thing, but every time our energy goes down instead of us, we can start to make changes.
2. Examine Your Activities
Do your daily activities bring you joy or drag you down? What can you change there? I know you can't immediately quit your job or make your kids walk to school, but you can get clever and make even the un-fun things a bit more enjoyable. I brought comforts of home to work with me when I was in a corporate job. When stuck in a traffic jam the other day with friends, instead of moaning, we sang and joked. If you have a long commute, you listen to good music, educational programs or digital books. If you hate cleaning house, turn on some good music. If you're part of an organization you no longer enjoy, make plans to transition out of it... Start shifting to be more authentic.
3. Examine Your Beliefs
Do you catch yourself repeating disempowering beliefs over and over? Try out new ones! Books have been written on the power of our beliefs to create our reality. The things we tell ourselves become our "truths" and are mirrored all over our lives... which just reinforces them even more! Do you believe you are sick? Try telling yourself, "Every day I'm getting healthier." Do something healthy for yourself every day so its true. Are you feeling broke? Try counting your blessings and look for abundance... What we focus on is what we experience more of... so try out new, more empowering beliefs. We wouldn't wear an outfit that doesn't serve us, but we do "wear our beliefs" quite literally in the circumstances of our lives.
This week, try to create small, positive movement and change in your life. You are never stuck. If the only thing you can change is your mind, go for that... Any loving movement is good movement, as it opens you up to the flow of love in the universe that is always trying to help!