“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
We all feel tender and raw sometimes, like a snake who has recently shed his skin. Whether in our relationships or our work, there comes a time every so often when we need to pause and go within. The pause allows our fresh new skin to toughen up, to fully form around our new expanded self.
Remembering not to panic is important. The oppressive feelings of fear and anxiety can bring back memories of past endings. The endings of relationships or jobs, and those memories of our first, or worst, ending can cause us to shut down, believing that our world is changing forever and we have no say.
Here is the truth, in marriages, friendships, and careers, we have to roll with the times. We have to realize that if something lasts long enough, change, growth, reset, or reinvention will happen by the very design of our Universe.
When it feels time for another expansion, pause before deciding something bad is happening. Don’t resist the signs and signals that growth is taking place, breathe. Pause to reflect on what has been outgrown or what new growth needs to be accommodated in the landscape.
Have faith in your path, allow time for reflection, exploration, and your confidence to return. Expansion can turn our worlds upside down for a little while and it is fine, nothing lasts forever. Honor the pause, allow it to nourish you and point you in your new trajectory.
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Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Teacher at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she currently works to serve empaths and lightworkers who are living their Light in their livelihoods, relationships, and communities.