Life Transition Tips

No matter what's happening in your life it's likely you are experiencing one or more changes. It could be changes in your relationships, your family, your health, your home, your spiritual life, or your finances.

If you've been in the midst of change for any length of time, you may be hearing advice from friends and family to get over it...move on...get back into action...get on with your life!

This strategy of just getting over whatever is happening in your life may work for a time, but in the end it's quite likely you'll be right back where you started before too long: frustrated, confused, and worried that you'll be in this state forever.

The key to the turning point in the Winter Solstice is to begin to ask yourself new questions.

Why? Because new questions bring out new answers. New answers offer new perspectives, new insights, and eventually that aha moment where you see your life from a new vantage point. When you reach that point, you will see new opportunities you can't see right now. In fact, you can't even imagine them right now, because you haven't shifted into that new perspective yet. Sometimes this shift happens in one conversation or a dream. Other times it's a series of insights that comes together to open the door to a new way of seeing your life. However these insights show up, you want to be aware enough to notice that something new just happened. These insights can be fleeting, so stay quiet enough to notice them, catch them, and record them.

With a seed of a new idea in mind, you begin to turn up the spiral, moving toward Spring and Summer where you'll be in action again! Before you leap into action, however, take some time in Late Winter to explore your options, gather information, experiment with different possibilities to see how they feel. As you gain more familiarity with what's evolving, you'll begin getting the pieces in place so you can take the actions required to bring this new idea to life.

Although you may feel a little uneasy as you step into new roles and new elements of your Spring life, that will soon pass as you get your feet back under you. From there you'll continue to grow and evolve your life into Summer. At some point, you'll notice something's not working or doesn't feel right (Fall). At that point you'll begin the spiral again to evolve your life in a new way.