On Friday, February 8, 2013, at 9 am, I experienced a life-changing event.
It's not the first time life had tossed me a curveball. In my circles, that's known as a growth opportunity. Besides, learning is one of my life long fascinations. Growth is good, right?
However, massive change doesn't ordinarily feel good. Even when there's a certain excitement as you feel the pulse of ‘something's brewing,' even if it skews your world.
As I reflect on my story, I notice that these BIG shifts experiences create quantum leaps.
BIG Shift. BIG Leap.
What's a BIG Shift?
A BIG shift is one of Life's defining moments. It's when you suddenly know that life – as you knew it – no longer works.
Try as you might that feeling of uncertainty and feeling like you're in an alternate universe does not disappear.
BIG shifts are a rift in your consciousness that cannot be ignored. On the contrary, they call for a new way of seeing and being.
BIG shifts are an invitation to evolve.
My most recent event was an electrical fire in my home, and though my physical well being has long since been seen to, it is the breakdown of the scaffolding of my life which has created the most opportunity.
As I was picking through the remnants of my home one question resoundingly rang through my brain: What's essential?
At first, it was things like cash, clothes, computer, and credit cards. Probably in that order. As the survival instinct kicked in, I looked to salvage as much of my stuff as possible.
Images of Humpty Dumpty danced through my inner vision. The great fall had occurred, and there was no way to put the pieces back together. My old life was gone. In fact, the pathway was obliterated.
As the days turned to weeks, the phoenix experience came to life. Rifts occurred between family members, and things that I had patiently tucked away to deal with at another time could no longer be denied. The breakdown was inevitable.
My efforts to resolve family stuff didn't really work. So I bring my attention to where my power is in full flow: within me. It is the perfect focus.
There are portions of the evolutionary adventure that are yours alone to walk. That breadth and depth give way to your authentic power. Your own ability to feel, sense, and know for yourself.
How to Navigate Change with Ease and Grace
Life is always on offer. What at first might seem like a tragedy is actually a tremendous opportunity. When you're comfortable and things are going swell it can be quite natural to settle into complacency. Things are good, why rock the boat?
Here's the thing… if your intention is to be a co-creative force in this cosmic adventure Life always has your back. If you happen to fall asleep on the job no worries, Life will create an opportunity for you to wake up and soar.
This requires epic trust on your part. It's an invitation to rest in the arms of a loving Universe. And in that trust a willingness to surrender what you know for what is possible.
My path of personal evolution has given me the experience that what I share with you here is true. It's for you to notice if this perspective can serve you in your world. Consider this…
What if your life-changing event were a purposeful pathway
to unleash your innate brilliance, beauty, and power?
If you are experiencing a BIG Shift, I invite you to join my Facebook online community. You'll be amazed at what occurs when you partner with a high vibing community on an aligned intention.