Have you ever felt like you’re spinning your wheels?
Or maybe you’ve felt stuck at some point in your life?
Feeling like one foot is on the gas but the other is on the brake?
All of those have one thing in common … difficulty moving forward and allowing change to happen.
I worked hard and was living my dream job. Working with therapy for people using horses was so unique, I was forced out of my comfort zone to become a private business owner. I did it. And because I did it, I was asked to teach a class through the Occupational Therapy department at Western Michigan University. That was another step out of my comfort zone but I did it. Then a conflict with insurance coverage for a client led to a ten year research project. I did that too and results were published nationally and internationally and led to presentations at several National Conferences. I wasn’t comfortable speaking in front of groups but I did that too. I was happiest in the barn 1:1 with my clients. I felt at the top of my game treating patients, mentoring college students and contributing to the therapy field as a whole. But the ground began to shift under my feet. I was beginning to have pain in my arms, neck and shoulders from the work I was doing. I ignored it. I loved my work. Then the barn I was at closed down. I struggled to find another barn and finally did after two years of intense stress but my client load had dropped. Then my business computer crashed and some information was irretrievable. A short while later my therapy horse coliced and died. A week after that, I was in the hospital with a chronic pain diagnosis. I was bucking change. Resisting it. Digging in my heels. I wanted what I wanted and didn’t heed the signs suggesting a change in career direction. I knew it inside, but I denied it. Pain was the forced motivator to change, I had to be flat on my back to move forward in a different direction. That’s weird isn’t it. I really struggled against change. I was reactive rather than proactive.
We live in time, so one day changes into another, one season comes while another goes. And with the change of time, certain events happen. Our favorite store goes out of business, pets pass away, cars age, houses deteriorate.
And coping with change can create many different emotions.
The change of Death can create grief.
The end of a job can create resentment.
The change of Divorce can create abandonment.
Coping with an accident or injury can create anger.
Change, depending on the situation and the amount of control we feel, can create shame, regret, or fear of the future. If you’re reactive to change (like I was) rather than being proactive, then you’re more likely to have trapped emotions around change. Trapped emotional energy stays trapped (unless it’s released) and creates future difficulty coping with change. It becomes an emotional trigger.
On Thursday August 30 at 7:30 ET join me in a teleconference where we’ll explore and clear the negative energy around change that’s getting in the way of flowing with ease in life. We’ll clear out old trapped emotions and the old emotional triggers.
This is a stress management group lasting about 1 hour designed especially for women: The Emotion Code is a simple way to clear out negative emotions to enable a positive ‘go with the flow’ mindset.
My motto: Helping Women Feel Joy and Balance in Life
Join me August 30!