This is from a newsletter written by Jill Hendrickson, a gifted intuitive and hypnotherapist we have been fortunate enough to have join us at MBS. She gave us permission to share with you. Enjoy!
BEING AT PEACE IN TIMES OF CHANGE
I can't think of a time where there hasn't been some type of struggle or change in my life. As hard as I tried to control the things that came into my life, it kept showing me I couldn't. Here are some tips to reduce anxiety and feel at peace during change so that these changes move through you instead of overtaking you:
YOU ARE NOT ALONE - IT'S OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP
One of my greatest hurdles was to ask other people for help. I even pushed it away forcefully when my husband,Ken, was in the hospital. I thought I could handle everything on my own - working, seeing Ken at the VA, taking the dogs for a walk. And I did. At least for a while. Then it started to become overwhelming and I HAD TO ask for help. It was harder to admit to myself that I needed help than it was to find people willing to help me. There were so many people that knew about Ken's injuries and wanted to help. People I had never met called us wanting to donate whatever they could. It touches me deeply to know that there were so many caring people and organizations that were wiling to help me. And they are waiting and willing to help you too!
LET GO - RELEASE YOUR CONTROL
Have you ever tried to get a child to go somewhere they didn't want to go? Once they get a grip on a door handle or solid object, good luck! Sometimes, we have a death grip on a certain outcome or way of life that we want and we don't want to let go. Yet, the fastest way to get through that situation is to release our control. Just like a rubber band, you pull and stretch to make it go where you want it to go. Once you let go, you don't just move forward - you launch yourself forward.
EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE - HONOR WHAT IS THERE
The age old question - why do bad things happen to good people? The fastest way to come to peace is when we realize that everything has a time and a place. Even the things we call 'bad' are here to teach us and the world so that we can ascend to a greater consciousness. Honor all things by giving yourself the time you need to process these experiences. This brings me back to one of the basic lessons I learned in Sunday school - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for everything under heaven.
A time to give birth, and a time to die
A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted
A time to kill, and a time to heal
A time to tear down, and a time to build up
A time to weep, and a time to laugh
A time to mourn, and a time to dance
A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing
A time to search, and a time to give up as lost
A time to keep, and a time to throw away
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together
A time to be silent, and a time to speak
A time to love, and a time to hate
A time for war, and a time for peace
We need the negative to see the positive, If we did not have hot, we would not know cold. If we did not know dark, we would not know light. Remember, when you are in a lit hallway and open the door to a darkened room, the darkness does not overcome the light. It is the light that moves into the darkness to reveal what is inside. Let the light that is within you shine!
Life is complicated enough - Let's make living SIMPLE!