Confession #216 

We all know that transitions can be difficult.

They tend to take us out of one space and into another.  Usually, these new spaces take us out of our comfort zone and into something that can be completely different.

Some transitions can be drastic, like divorce or moving to a different city.

Other transitions can be easier, like the transition from one job to another. 

Because it is the nature of humans to resist change, transitions can cause us to lose confidence in our abilities.

I confess that I myself tend to resist transitions, so I hold on to what I know and feel comfortable with.

However, holding on can create more pain than it’s worth.  Holding on ties up our energy. It creates stagnation and blocks our Spirit from the flow of what’s to come.

Holding on to what was creates a false sense of security as nothing stays the same no matter how much we want it to. There is an old saying that goes “The only thing that’s constant is change.”

I have found that small transitions, like seasonal changes, can help build confidence with larger transitions.

For example, I love the summer. It is my favorite season and I never seem to want it to end (even with the hot temperatures in the south) so I resist moving into the fall.

However, knowing that pumpkin spice coffee is heading my way helps me to let go and certainly lifts my spirit..

Yes, it is in finding small things like this that can help make all transitions a little easier.

Rather than going into the fall with my bathing suit still on, I acknowledge the shift by taking time to recognize the many fun things that the season brought as well as the struggles and obstacles that came forward for me.   

These recognitions have a two-fold purpose:

  • Gratitude for all this energy has a way of lifting emotions. When we are in a higher vibration, the fear and uncertainty fall away for what lies ahead. Owning the struggles allows for growth, which builds confidence. Building confidence takes away the uneasiness of what lies ahead. 
  • As you learn to identify and express your feelings, you feel more grounded and less likely to hold on to the past.  Knowing that you can learn from your struggles sends your higher self the message that even if the transition brings a feeling of being uncomfortable, you have been been able to handle it in the past. You can embrace the new transition more fully knowing you can take care of yourself.

Acknowledging what’s been left behind, like old energy, helps to refresh the body, mind, and Spirit for new adventures. 

These adventures are something that you can embrace wholeheartedly with confidence.

Don’t be in a rush to move through the transitions too fast either. Otherwise, you will leave out taking time to acknowledge where you are coming from.

Each transition in life has something to offer us, allowing for lessons and gratitude to come forward so that we can show up with confidence to be our best selves possible.

Seasonal transitions happen four times a year and offer you the guidance and experience to apply this to the other transitions you may come across on this great wheel of life.

Moving from one season to another allows us to correct our path. We don’t have to dismiss everything we dislike only shift a little here and there to find the alignment of the new stage with a greater sense of confidence and purpose.

For support in moving from the season of summer into autumn, follow along with the meditation I offer on The Empowered Spirit Show. It’s time to embrace all the spices of the seasons.

Terri Ann Heiman – Spiritualist & Energy Medicine Teacher – Author Reach out to learn how you can apply the RITES into your everyday life. Schedule a Spiritual Upgrade Session with me. Follow me and listen to the Empowered Spirit Show podcast on all your podcast platforms.

September 14, 2022


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