You can read Part I of this blog by clicking on the link below...
Change: With Ease Please...Part I
And now, onto part II:
How to know that change has begun:
~Emotional pain announces the beginning . You may feel that you are falling apart, but you are not. You are feeling your old map of reality, made of old perceptions and illusions, losing its power to serve as your guide.
~Sensations of loneliness follow. As you let go of old beliefs, you may feel a sense of loss, a feeling that you are going to be left out on a limb. This is an illusion. Although you have been comfortable holding your old beliefs and perceptions, yet you will find as you let go of them that they have had sharp hooks.
~Feelings of exhaustion may be noticed. Resistance to your knowing no longer makes as much sense.
~Feelings of liberation come and go. Ecstasy is noticed, inspiring you to embrace the change.
~Even though you don't know what tomorrow holds, you feel strength gathering in your commitment to go forward. You realize how unsatisfying it would be to go back to old situations or remain in mental mediocrity. This can also be a scary feeling, a sense of being neither-here-nor-there. Moving "out of the box" can sometimes reactivate old resistance patterns, in an attempt to block moving forward.
~You may start recognizing skills you never realized you had. This induces feelings of elation, which can be enjoyed, yet must be immediately be harnessed and become grounded. So stay humble, and remain grounded. This is a much more powerful and effective way to carry through. Being elated can tend to create expectations based on ego. Then, if you don't have the desired results in the expected time, you may experience feelings of depression. These may halt your process prematurely, or even cause you to go backward. You'll experience a growing sense of curiosity about your passions and purpose. It's vital now to emphasize trust in your process.
~Your relationship with time changes. Most people regard time from an emotional point, which leads to dissatisfaction. They think of what hasn't happened yet, and what may not occur tomorrow. True change takes you out of emotional time and into presence. The concept of time is no longer a rigid reality.
~Your relationship with nature changes. You may crave more collaboration with nature. This is because your are releasing emotional congestion, gaining clarity and insight. Morning walks may become an important means of continuing the progression of change with more ease.
~Your food cravings may change. Because emotional congestion is being released, you will be less attracted to old food cravings that may have been feeding the emotional body rather than nourishing the physiological body.
~You will quit being a struggleologist. You will graduate, happily, from the crowded school of unconscious struggling.
~Repetition of old patterns, and the pains they provoke, no longer makes any sense.
~A subtle yet greatly helpful shift at this time is to substitute "MY for "THE" and to begin saying "USED TO" instead of "ALWAYS". Feel the difference, for example in discussion "my debt" vs. "the debt" or in replacing "I always worry" with "I used to worry"
~The manner in which you connect/meditate/pray may change. Instead of asking for things or for specific results, you'll feel like inviting strength and wisdom to assist you along the way as you engage your mind, body, and spirit to go-create results.
~Finally, and most importantly, you will become more passionate about the journey, the process, and the Work (with a capital W)...
May you embrace change with ease...