As I write today I can feel the change of seasons in the air. The sun is out, I can hear birdsong and there’s a definite feeling of the first stirrings of spring as snowdrops, crocuses and tiny Tete-a-Tete daffodils are opening in my garden…
I’m feeling a sense of itchy feet. Of change in the air. Of energy stirring and wanting to grow and be expressed… How are you feeling the change in the seasons?
As I continue to reflect on the direction my becoming a Priestess will take me and my work, I’m sitting with this not-quite-knowing. I’m tuning in and listening to my intuition.
And to help me, I turned to my own book, Peace Lies Within, which I often use as an oracle – I just open at a random page and trust the words I read are what I need to know or be reminded of today.
The page I turned to today was page 227, entitled Be The Change, all about being the change you want to see in the world.
I’d like to share it with you – maybe you need to read this too?
Be the Change
What do you think needs to change in the world to make it a better place?
Perhaps you think there should be more compassion, more honesty, less game-playing, less division. Maybe you think individuals need to take more responsibility for their health and their lives, or maybe you think more support should be provided for people who are disadvantaged.
We all have our own opinions about our friends, family and colleagues, workplaces and the society we live in.
This can lead us to go through life passively judging and complaining. (And I’m not judging anyone by saying that ― I know I have done that myself!)
It’s not surprising we often feel powerless. We’re treated as passive consumers by the blitz of marketing we’re forced to navigate through every day of our lives. Our trust in politicians and public bodies has been eroded by numerous scandals and stories of collusion and corruption.
It all adds up to feeling powerless to do anything about it.
But if we stop and look at our own lives and how we live, and take affirmative steps to improve ourselves, then perhaps we can reverse this tide of powerlessness and claim back some strength and control.
What change do you want to see?
Identify what you’d like to change in your world, or in wider society, and take a few moments to see how you can embody that.
And now identify what actions you can take to change your world.
As Gandhi said,
Be the change you want to see in the world
Are you fed-up with lies? Then tell the truth.
Does seeing fear in others sadden you? Then strive to be courageous in what you do and say.
Do you want to see peace? Stop fighting against yourself. Accept yourself as you are and stop the struggle within.
Are you sick of game-playing and politics at work? Then don’t get caught up in politicking yourself. Don’t indulge in gossip. Be honest and straightforward. I know this can be tough if you’re going against the prevailing workplace culture, but for your peace of mind and sense of self-worth, choose to act in a way that is authentic to your higher self.
Do you want to see an end to scandal and dishonesty in public life? Then be truthful and upstanding in your life. Maybe see how you can contribute to the public good and take action. Volunteer with a local organisation or give money/time/goods to charity.
And if you feel powerless to change anything, then reflect on these words from the Dalai Lama:
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito
Start with yourself
Know that you can make a difference. You can change your own world for a start.
If we start to be that change we want to see, it will cause a ripple effect.
Our family, friends and colleagues will feel it ― consciously or unconsciously. We may come across resistance from those around us as we change and grow. But actually, they may be inspired to make small or large changes themselves and in turn, connect with their family, colleagues and friends.
And so it goes on.
Learn to stand in your power, your beauty, your compassion and your ability to change the world for the better.
And play your part in changing this world for good.
Hi, I’m Stella Tomlinson and I guide highly sensitive women to live with peace & purpose.
I work with highly sensitive, intuitive women like you, who feel stuck, overwhelmed and confused and help you to reclaim your connection to yourself and feel more peaceful, whole and in flow with life.
I’ll guide you to reconnect to the inner intuitive guidance available to you through the sacred temple of your body; the wise whispers of your heart and soul; and the divine feminine energies of the seasons and cycles of life as a grounded spiritual practice.
And in doing so you’ll find clarity of mind, grounded inner peace, self-acceptance, a confident mindset, spiritual nourishment, and you’ll feel in flow with life.