Accepting Change and Embracing Transition
How does the idea of change make you feel? As a Taurus, I get so comfortable in my routine that any changes outside of it require preparation and intention. Even trying a new dish at a restaurant is a lot more challenging for me that I’m sure it would be if I was more spontaneous. Change and transition can be difficult to deal with, especially when it's unexpected or unwanted. However, it's important to remember that these changes can also bring about positive growth and new opportunities.
Before I founded Queendom Cultivation I was a full-time grad student and working full-time at an emotionally exhausting non-profit. I remember being so drained, emotionally unfulfilled, and ready for a change. The year was 2017 and I remember saying ‘Universe, I just need a year to save and I’m going to quit my job and become a full-time entrepreneur.’ At the time Queendom Cultivation was my hobby - a breath of fresh air in the midst of my chaotic workload. 2 weeks after graduating with my Master’s degree and only 5 months into 2017 I was laid off from my job. That was not the plan. I was supposed to be able to save for 7 more months at least before leaving my job. But, the God had other plans for my purpose. This was one of the most difficult but transformative changes I have ever faced, and I am so grateful for it because it aligned me with the blessings waiting for me.
Sometimes it takes change to get you ready for what is next for you. You may not want it, but the best thing you can do is be ready for it. I live by the philosophy “Stay ready so you ain’t gotta get ready.”
Here are some spiritual tips to help you adjust to change and transition in a healthy way:
1. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment without judgment. This can help you stay grounded and keep your focus on the present rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. Mindfulness can also help you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions, which can help you better understand how to cope with the changes you're going through.
2. Connect with Your Spiritual Practice
Connecting with your spirituality can help you find meaning and purpose in the changes you're going through. This can involve prayer, meditation, or other spiritual practices that help you connect with a higher power or your inner self. This can also help you find comfort and peace during difficult times.
3. Seek Support from Others
Talking to others about the changes you're going through can be helpful in processing your emotions and gaining perspective. This can involve talking to friends or family, or seeking support from a therapist or spiritual advisor. Remember that it's okay to ask for help and that you don't have to go through this alone.
4. Practice Self-Care
Taking care of yourself during times of change and transition is important for your overall well-being. This can involve getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, and engaging in activities that bring you joy. When you take care of yourself, you're better equipped to handle the challenges that come with change.
5. Embrace the Unknown
Change and transition can be scary because they often involve the unknown. However, embracing the unknown can also be exciting and lead to new opportunities. Try to approach the changes you're going through with an open mind and a willingness to learn and grow.
Change and transition are a natural part of life, it’s inevitable. By practicing mindfulness, connecting with your spirit, seeking support from others, practicing self-care, and embracing the unknown, you can navigate these changes in a healthy and positive way.