Growing Into More
Norman Mailer said “Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.”
Many of you know, if you subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter, that I have been consciously instituting positive change into my life over the last two years. It has been an interesting journey, and what I have come to realize is that it will be a rambunctious and spirited journey for the rest of my physical life!
This last month, I began working through the Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. I have been doing the morning pages each day (not always the three pages, as requested), and taking myself on dates each week. Most of the exercises have been done, but not all. I am experiencing some healthy catharsis with my writing, and find myself able to flow with my thoughts, reaching an ah-ha moment, or point of clarity. Of interest, I have gained far more clarity around my needs and values, going much deeper in getting to who I am every week.
I started a macrobiotic diet with my son, Josef, two weeks ago. I have consciously and intentionally stepped away from the diet twice – both times eating something I found pleasure in eating. The joy I am finding in the type of food is that I feel lighter, more energetic, and stronger. All good changes in bodily status I do not wish to give up. I may stray occasionally, but I believe this will be a change for a lifetime as well. It is not a diet for the faint of heart, and I would freely suggest a modified version of the diet for most. The full blown diet requires time, willpower, and a deep desire to step away from the traditional American diet. And, it’s a good thing if you really like vegetables and fish.
Finally, I began studying EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or “tapping” as many call it. It is a technique that has been flowing across the country utilizing acupressure points and affirmations at the same time. I’m impressed with what I’ve seen, and some of the results I have been able to bring about in my practice of the technique.
My point is this. Change is inevitable, and as we get older, happens quicker and perhaps with more consequences. It’s exciting to bring about the change consciously. It gives us a sense of control, and a certain pride in achievement as we move through the process. We are growing into more and living more with intention, creating a life of abundance. For those changes that seemingly occur outside of choice, our options are to either resist it or give it a big hug. The selection you make will determine the kind of life you lead.
The blessing in each change isn’t always readily apparent, but if we open our heart to it, it will become clear.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions, located in Lincoln, NE, is a life transitions coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She specializes in career and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. Georgia is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. Her website is http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where she blogs about business and career, and http://www.rainbowbridgecoach, where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion. Georgia can be reached at (402) 484-8098.