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It Takes Courage to Change!

Man cannot discover new oceans until he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you want some aspect of yourself to change? Then prepare for the void!

A void is an empty space, a vacuum. In times of transition, were letting go of old patterns but the new patterns have not yet been established. And so we find the ground disappearing beneath our feet. Its a time of floundering without anything solid to cling to for security. And this is scary!

When were this uncomfortable, its hard not to turn back to what weve always known, to do things the way weve always done them. But if we do, we dont move forward in our lives! If we want to grow, its crucial that we persevere through this challenging time.

I (Patrice) know the void is a necessary part of change. Yet Im still surprised at how difficult it is to give myself the space to allow some new way of being to manifest.

How do I support myself through the void?

  • I remind myself of the voids nature: groundless, confusing, uncomfortable, with pressures to return to old habits.
  • I try to be gentle with myself its a time to avoid challenges and extra tasks.
  • I reassure myself that the void is a necessary step to change.
  • I stay firmly focused on my goal (if I have one).
  • I seek to be open to new possibilities and insights.

We all experience the void at one time or another. With resolve and patience, we will pass through the fog to a new chapter in our lives. So hang in there. Its worth it!

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
-- Alan Cohen

The Void
- How the Change Process Stops Us.

The Pause - Step back and allow integration to work for you.
Duality Tension - Let your mind stretch and integrate two extremes.
Perspectives for Higher Awareness -  Ways to see with new eyes

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