Embracing Change as an Opportunity for Growth
Change, whether it is perceived as positive or negative, is inevitable. Does the thought of change make you uncomfortable or do you welcome it into your life? Changing circumstances can sometimes be difficult to embrace as they may initially come in the form of negative experiences. Challenging times offer many opportunities for growth and lessons for our souls, while at the same time, may open new vistas that would not have been available unless changes occurred. As human beings, there is a tendency to like routines. They are comfortable and often bring a feeling of safety because we know what to expect and know what is expected of us. When we least expect it, though, events may occur which throw our comfortable routines into perceived chaos, such as a job loss or the ending of an important relationship. Major events such as these can initially appear very negative; however, they can also be the catalyst for necessary and important changes, as well as lessons for our souls, which would not have come about without these events.
Fear of the Unknown
Often, resistance to change exists due to a fear of the unknown. Like routines, there is comfort to be found in that which we know. Just because we do not know what will come next, does not mean it will be negative. Taking a risk or trying something new can often lea d to amazing discoveries and opportunities for happiness and satisfaction. Clinging to the past and familiar routines prevents growth that can come from venturing beyond our norms, which is why our lives are sometimes thrown into chaos. There are times when we need to be spiritually pushed into change in order to grow as souls.
Reasons for the Changes
The events in our lives are orchestrated according to the soul contracts we made prior to being born on Earth. Soul contracts are agreements made to learn particular lessons designed to help us achieve the most growth for our souls while here. They are high-level plans which describe the lessons, but do not describe how exactly events will unfold. This is because we have the gift of free will to make choices about our lives. Therefore, events need to be organized in real-time based on the choices we make on a moment-to-moment basis. We may be presented with an opportunity to learn a specific lesson for our souls; however, due to the choices we make, we may miss the opportunity for growth. Another series of events will be orchestrated in the future to help us to learn the lesson we missed. This will occur until we learn the particular lesson, while we are also being presented with additional lessons we need to learn in other areas of our lives.
There are times when patterns can be perceived in the events we are experiencing. These patterns are clues to the lessons we need to learn. For instance, if we continually come across situations in which people are ignoring our needs, attempting to suppress our voice, or actively working against our higher good, then the lessons that need to be learned include knowing our worth and loving ourselves enough to know when to stand up and speak up for ourselves in an assertive way.
Every event on Earth is designed to help multiple people at once. It is an extremely intricate process which requires the lining up of an incredible amount of details to bring about the changes and challenges necessary for growth. All the actions and events are directed by our Heavenly Support Teams based upon our soul contracts. To see the amazing ways in which these synchronicities are lined up is staggering with its sheer volume of details, all aimed at helping us live our lives in ways that bring about the opportunities for growth agreed to before birth.
Evolution through Change
Even though events may initially be perceived as negative, there is always a positive reason for their occurrence, which is the evolution of our souls through growth. As human beings, it is easy to get caught up in the negativity or fears surrounding change. It is the human ego, which is where our fears originate, that tries to derail us with negative thoughts of doom and gloom. The human ego is gifted to us when we are born as a generator of obstacles we are meant to learn how to manage. The negativity issued by the ego is necessary on Earth to present us with challenges for our agreed-to life lessons. In Heaven, this type of negativity does not exist. We have it on Earth because this is where we come for accelerated growth of our souls.
When major disruptions occur in our lives, we can allow ourselves to become stuck in the negative or we can work through the issues knowing there is a positive reason for their occurrence. To break out of the rut of negativity, do your best to focus on the solutions instead of the problem. Define actions you can take and start working on them. Even though events may take you on an unanticipated path, these events can also lead to a brighter future. As an example of this, when I was laid off after fifteen years with a corporate company, I could have allowed myself to wallow in the disparity of the loss. Instead, I saw it as an opportunity to invest in myself and my future by writing my first book and going full-time with my business. It took a tremendous leap of faith to do this. I cannot say that enough. I was entering a period in my life that would require great faith, extremely hard work, and strong determination to succeed. Once I made up my mind to focus on the solution, I took immediate action. Within 24 hours of being laid off, I was writing my book, contacting publishers to figure out the best steps to take, and moving forward with the expansion of my business. To this day, I am grateful for those life-changing circumstances because they pushed me into a situation that brought about opportunities to follow my passion and share my gifts with the world on a much larger scale.
You, too, can make important changes to your life. When faced with challenging circumstances, look toward solutions. Open your mind to the possibilities and let go of circumstances over which you have little to no control. It is healthy to mourn the loss of that which is gone and to acknowledge your pain; however, getting lost in the sadness by keeping your focus there for an extended period of time will not bring about the changes calling to your soul.
Our lives are constantly evolving. There is comfort to be found in the familiar; however, without change there is no growth. Embrace the changes, look to the solutions, and take steps to bring about the solutions. Doing so may require great leaps of faith and hard work; however, the rewards awaiting you can bring about the very circumstances your soul needs. Whether it is a higher understanding of life’s events, the fulfillment of your personal calling, inner peace, making a positive difference in the lives of others, or much more, change can bring about opportunities that answer the call in your soul to evolve in ways which usher in personal satisfaction, meaningful growth, and profound discoveries about you and the world around you.
With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan