Gregg Braden said in a recent post that growth can be an exciting and liberating process. I agree with that whole heartedly. And, I will add that it can also be challenging, difficult, gut wrenching and just plan hard.
How can something that can tear us to pieces simultaneously be exciting and liberating?
How can something that is exciting and liberating simultaneously tear us to pieces?
I think we humans can make things harder than they need to be because we're not fond of change. We don’t like rocking the boat. We put up with a life of struggle or we manage, not living the life we hoped for, because it feels easier to stay the same than to get messy.
If the image you have of making a change is like watching Bruce Banner turn into the Hulk then yes, I’d be scared too. But change doesn’t have to be like that. We can go at a pace that works for us. They key is forward movement, one step at a time. In reality it's more like two steps forward and one step back, but I digress.
Growth requires change, change in moving from what’s not working in our lives to something that is. But in between the what’s not working and the something that is, is the part we don’t like to face. The going inside to those places where we hold onto thoughts and emotions that no longer serve, that are holding us back.
But think about it, if they’re holding you back then you’re always going to be in the same place you are now. And if you’re not living the life you want to be living, the life you know you can live, then something has to change.
So, in we go. That doesn’t mean you have to relive every moment of your life. It means you create space for the moments that no longer serve to let you know they’re still with you, hanging out in your subconscious. When they arise, you acknowledge them and then release them. There’s no fighting, no arguing, no anything – just an acknowledgment and a release. And peace. That’s growth. That’s change that allows you to grow organically.
That’s why growth can be an exciting and liberating process. On the other side of struggle is the freedom to be who you truly are and live the life you truly want to live.
If you've been trying to bring change into your life and can't quite seem to find the source of your struggle, let's connect. I'd love to guide you in the process of finding the freedom that awaits you.