The seasons are changing here in Minnesota. You can feel it in the air.
It’s gotten cooler at night and the days aren’t as hot.
Some of the trees are just beginning to change color.
As I talked with someone the other day about how things were changing in her life, we talked about how to move through our transitions we experience.
As you are getting older, you’ve probably discovered things about yourself. When faced with changes and transitions, it can be scary. You may have fears about what will come next. What will happen as time moves on.
You may even find you’re feeling stuck.
I’ve talked about an acronym I created that will quickly help you move through anything that may be making you feel stuck. Here’s a very short version of it:
The acronym is M.O.V.E.
M-is movement, of whatever kind you can muster up at the time. Get into action of some sort. Get outside. Take a walk or a bicycle ride. Go to the gym, do yoga. This shifts your energy, creates the good-feeling endorphins and even takes your mind off of whatever is keeping you stuck.
O- is about taking ownership for yourself and what is going on. Stop blaming yourself or anyone else.
V- is verbalize. Find someone to talk with that is safe and supports you. Stop holding it all inside!
E-is about expanding yourself spiritually and inter-personally. Meditate, take deep breaths, read inspirational quotes and readings every day.
So, I ask you, do you get stuck? “Little or Big stuck” happens because we are here on earth as human beings.
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As I’m preparing to teach 10 of the Universal Laws at my upcoming Kauai Retreat, one of them stands out in relation to the changing seasons in nature and in our lives. It’s the Universal Law of Rhythm.
This Law is about the fact that there are always different cycles to everything in life.
Relationships, business, nature and your moods, all experience times when they are growing, standing still, taking a break, or dying.
This Law reminds us that everything is like a pendulum. When it swings to the right, it must swing to the left. Everything is involved with a dance, a swaying back and forth. The tide goes in and out.
You’ve heard people say that lots of times before a breakthrough, people experience a breakdown?
All the Law of Rhythm. The changing seasons.
The key is to become aware of this, so when things are not going in your life like you want them to go, you also know that it will not last too long. It will change. With this knowing, you won’t get so far down in the dumps that you’re in a downward spiral that is harder to come out of. Make sense?
When winter comes here in the north, for months it appears that trees and plants are dead. What we don’t see is they are preparing for the spring, warmth, rain and warm sunshine to grow again, into the beautiful, colorful plants, trees and grass of spring and summer.
So too with the seasons of our lives. Yes as you age, things change. You aren’t the same or can even do all of the same things you could when you were younger. Only as you work with the changes, you can find other things that you didn’t have at your disposal when you were young.
Like what? Well, how about wisdom? I know I have lots more wisdom as my years go on. As I have chosen to learn from my “mistakes” and things that sometimes I wish I could have a “do over” with. None of us get a “do over” for anything.
We do however get to do things differently the next time, right? That is if we look for the lessons in everything that we experience, even the painful things, and learn from them.
Have you found as you’re getting older and the more time and experiences you’ve had here on earth, you are more thoughtful too? Yes, I know I am and so are many others I’ve talked with about this topic.
You may not be in as much of a hurry and you take things in stride. More of the time you stop and appreciate people, places and things.
These are some things that come with having more time living life. What else have you learned? Have you become aware of this Law of Rhythm, maybe without really knowing about it or thinking of it?
Leave me a comment or send me an email, about what you have taken away from this blog and also what you have learned in life about your changing seasons!
Love and blessings to you,
PS. The photo below is my harvest today from our beautiful vegetable garden! Yum! The photo above is from Labor Day weekend with my parents and other family members, on a dinner boat cruise down the St. Croix River out of Stillwater, Minnesota. Fun!