May 2007


In this issue

·  Upcoming Events

·  About Midlife Journeys

·  Embracing Change

About Midlife Journeys

For many people, midlife is a time of transformation, a time of seeking greater purpose, joy and meaning in the second half of life. Midlife Journeys is a monthly newsletter designed to support you in reconnecting with your authentic self and energizing your life through deep self-nurturing, creative expression and heart-centered living. Each issue contains inspiration and resources to help guide you on your journey to greater aliveness, joy and fulfillment.

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Embracing Change

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."
-Margaret Stortz

For many of us, change or the thought of change can be daunting. We do what we do (or don't do) because up to now those behaviors have worked for us. As we enter midlife, however, we may start to feel that our old patterns and behaviors no longer align with who we are becoming. We feel an inner urging to try something different.

The beliefs we hold and the emotions we feel influence what we attract into our lives. So there are attitudes we can cultivate and specific steps we can take to help prepare us for the changes we would like to create.

Helpful attitudes include:

·Believing that change is possible, that the current circumstances in your life can change.

·Having more passion and enthusiasm for your intended change than emotional attachment to your current circumstances.

·Being kind to yourself and accepting where you are in the process. It can take time for your intended change to show up. Never judge yourself for where you are now.

·Being willing to be uncomfortable while the change is in process. Change can mean stepping into the unfamiliar, but in time, the new way of being will become second nature.

Steps for successfully creating change in your life:

1) Create clear, positive intentions about what you would like to transform in your life. Our intentions are one of our most powerful change agents. Having clear intentions supports us in directing our focus towards what is most important to us.

2) Visualize yourself as if the change is already happening in present time. See your vision in as much detail as possible and, most importantly, really feel into what it would feel like to achieve your end result.

3) Express your gratitude in advance for the realization of your goal.

4) Let it go, trust the process and don't worry about how it will actually come about. Acknowledge the co-creative nature of the process by allowing that there might be something more in line with your highest good that will come to you.

5) Take small, consistent steps in the direction of your goals. The Universe will meet you at the point of your action.

6) Maintain a learning orientation to life, knowing that everything that happens to you is an opportunity for growth and greater awareness.

"Life responds to us in the way we approach It. We should choose that which we wish to embody and by constant attention to it take on all its characteristics. Let us choose to be identified with power, with love and beauty, with peace and happiness. Let us identify ourselves with abundance and success."
- Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

Wishing you many blessings and the fulfillment of your heart's desire,


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