In the Flow with Healing Waters
Today I was looking for a topic to address in this blog. It can be kind of daunting coming up with new content regularly. I was feeling stuck, uninspired and a bit fearful I would not have something relevant to share. I decided to wait on it for a bit and see what presented itself. A dear person reached out to me wanting to chat a bit about feeling stuck in her own life. I began to think about the word stuck and the feeling of it. When you think of the word stuck, what comes to mind? Glued? Immovable? Stagnant? Basically, all negative emotions. What if stuck meant something different? I began to re-frame this feeling. I think that stuck feeling is your body and mind sending a signal that it is time for change and release. I would like to view this feeling as an opportunity to ask myself some questions.
- What limiting and old beliefs am I holding on to? We all have a story, but when we hold onto those stories, we begin to wrap our identity into them. For example, “I burnt that batch of cookies and I am not a good baker.” Are you not a good baker because of that one time? Listen to the language you use with yourself. This will help you begin to notice where your limiting beliefs are. “I can’t do this because”, “I am no good at…” you see the pattern? Once you identify them, you can begin releasing that story.
- What would I like in my life? Begin to notice what brings you joy and DO MORE OF IT! You are creating movement in the practice of self care.
- Where do I specifically need change? Sometimes, it feels like EVERYWHERE! That is really just another symptom of the overwhelm you feel trying to avoid change because it is perceived as scary. What if you looked at change as exciting, fresh and new opportunities? That feels much different. It is also much better for staying in the flow. (You see my pun there?)
Change is inevitable, how we process it is up to us. Choosing a different, positive view will keep your energy moving and make the process easier and more enjoyable. Next time you feel stuck, ask yourself, where do I need change?
“The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates
Stay in the flow,