With the New Moon, it’s a time to manifest what we want from this lifetime. Sometimes we are so encumbered with the chaos of day to day life, that we don’t think about what it is that we want. Especially during these trying times, we may find that we are at a loss as to where to begin. Add in a challenging situation and it seems that we are lost in the mired grief and unhappiness that it brings.
There have been times in my life when I desperately wanted to change the situation I was in, but to no avail. The situation was beyond repair and all the wanting in the world that I had in my heart didn’t change it. I was mired in grief and sadness until I heard that knowing inside of me challenging me to change…change my thinking about the situation and find the good in what I felt was a defeat.
It was not easy and I was very challenged by it. However, it opened up a whole new world to me when I chose to embrace the change and to find my authentic self again. I had a lot of help along the way which increased my strength, my determination and my willingness to see beyond the present situation.
I had to find myself again. That was the challenge, for I had been living for others, putting them first, and not being true to me. I had forgotten who I was, what I needed and what I wanted in a relationship. I had become a shell of the girl I once was. The wake up call was real and it broke my heart. But now, years down the road from the divorce, I can see clearly how it was for the best as it opened my world gloriously to parts of me I had forgotten. My happiness quotient has increased incrementally over the years and I am more intune with myself now than I had been in prior years.
While I never imagined being divorced, that challenging situation arrived, unceremoniously without warning and had to be dealt with in reality and without my rose-colored glasses coloring the view. What I had imagined there to be, an acceptance and kindness throughout the process, never arrived. In fact, it showed me how I had been turning a blind eye to what really was happening in my life. It made me stronger, more centered, and allowed me to find the independence to put the pieces of my life back together in a way that empowered me and embraced who I am.
Sometimes we just need a trusted person to help us along the way as we are challenged to change. I have made many Joyful Changes in my life and I’d be happy to hold your hand while you go through them too.
So today, take a few minutes and write what it is that you’d like to come to fruition in your life because this New Moon is a powerful force (as are you)! Light a candle and sit quietly. Allow your thoughts to write freely to see what it is that your inner knowing is calling for now. You have all of the power to make a Joyful Change in your life. What are you waiting for?